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!