Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"I want a hippopotamus for Christmas...

...only a hippopotamus will do." I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey.

Another fun DIY today - and I'm pleased I can offer you not only a hippo, but an elephant, a rhino, a lion, tiger, zebra, sheep, cow, pig...and possibly a jaguar.

I am still working on a name for these cuties - my best efforts so far are "Farm Friends Mini-Candle Perchers," "Safari Friends Mini-Candle Perchers," or, finally,  "Jungle Friends Mini-Candle Perchers." Or maybe just the "Animal Adventure Mini-Candles."

They are super versatile. Anywhere you need a quirky little decoration, you can set one of these. I like having them perch on picture frames (as you can see below) but they're super cute for tablescapes, cake-toppers, and any other random thing you can imagine!










This takes three simple items to create - plastic toy animals (dollar store), spray paint, and sparkle birthday candles in sconces (dollar store). Simply paint the animals (several coats per side), drill a hole for the candle sconce, and viola!

2 comments:

Marianne said...

Wow, those are so cute. And I like the first name you listed best. :) I can see these on Etsy.com!

Kyte said...

Thanks! <3 Merry Christmas - give my love to the family!