DIY // Animal Memo Holder Gifts


DIY memo animals

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the golden animal trend. Look at them! Can you blame me? These DIY animal memo holders are the perfect quirky, yet professional gift. I made them as thank you’s to take with me as I head to New York again this week, and I’m so excited to gift them!

They’d also make for cute hostess gifts or stocker stuffers for those of you thinking ahead! Here’s how–

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  • Plastic animal
  • Alligator clip
  • 1/8 inch dowel rod
  • Super glue
  • Drill and 1/8 drill bit
  • Spray paint (I used primer, paint, and gloss)DIY memo animals

First, drill a hole into the top of your animal, then squirt a little drop of super glue in the hole and insert the dowel rod. The rod should fit snug, if it doesn’t, your drill bit is too big.

DIY memo animals

Next, super glue an alligator clip to the tip of the dowel rod making sure to squeeze the edges of the clip tight around the rod.

DIY memo animals

If you’re animal has a shiny finish, it’s best to used spray primer before painting your color of choice. If it’s not, go ahead and spray paint it and then it seal it with a glossy finish if you’d like. Now just add a memo, and you’re done!

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45 thoughts on “DIY // Animal Memo Holder Gifts

  1. jet

    LOL i have seen more of those plastic animal diy’s but this one is surly a good one. Like it, and smart to use those electric points. That made them more like the ones you can buy in shops.
    i think it weill be an awesome gift to giveaway for friends.
    Thank you for the great tute and the sharing and all the effords you’ve made;-D

  2. Allison

    Love these Ashley! They’d be fun as place card holders for a dinner. Now I need to search for those little plastic animals. What a fun gift you are giving someone and packaged beautifully. Have a good trip to NY!

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  5. Meghan

    This is amazing!!! Thank you :)

    where did you find your alligator clips? I can only find larger ones at Canadian Tire.

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    I have never thought of making these kind of beautiful memo holder gift, with just creating a animal toy to a an attractive memo holder.

    It is looking great, i will try this to gift my sister.

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