6 Things You Can Make With Toys

Re-purpose old toys with these clever DIY ideas for your home.

Re-purpose old toys with these clever DIY ideas for your home that are sure to make you smile.

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    DIY Toy Animal Candle Holder
    DIY Toy Animal Candle Holder. Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

    Reinvent those small plastic animal toys you can find at the dollar store or the bottom of your child's toy box with a bit of paint into party animal candle holders to decorate a birthday cake.

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    DIY Dinosaur Toy Bookends
    DIY Dinosaur Toy Bookends. Doodlecraft

    Accessorize your child's bookcase (or for your own bookcase) with this super fun dinosaur bookend that is made by cutting a plastic toy dinosaur in half and attaching either end to the easy to build bookcase ends that can be made with scrap lumber. 

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    DIY Toy Animal Memo Holder
    DIY Toy Animal Memo Holder. Sugar And Cloth

    Stay organized with the playful memo holder that is the perfect place to hold your important so you cannot lose them. The DIY toy animal memo holders are made by repurposing a small plastic animal toy and adding an alligator clip to hold your note above, but it could just as easily hold a photo or inspirational quote too. 

  • 04 of 06
    DIY Neon Jungle Animals Nursery Wall Hooks
    DIY Neon Jungle Animals Nursery Wall Hooks. Say Yes

    Add some fun vertical storage with these neon jungle animal hooks that are made by hot gluing cut plastic animals onto a board to create the perfect area to hang bags, clothes or coats.

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    DIY Toy Animal Art
    DIY Toy Animal Art. Megan from Homemade Ginger for Mod Podge Rocks

    If you need some affordable art for a child's room look no further, this super easy DIY is perfect even for a beginner crafter. Glue plastic animals cut in half to the center of a small canvas and paint the canvas and animal in bright colors for affordable art. Group several of these toy animal artworks together for a beautiful gallery wall.

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    DIY Animal Jars
    DIY Animal Jars. Stephanie White

    Update your resealable canisters by gluing a plastic animal on the lid and painting both the lid and toy animal the same color to create your own animal jars. These cute DIY jars would be a great place to store animal treats, but could just as easily store whatever you want from coffee and tea to lego or crayons.