DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts - sugar and cloth

DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts

DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

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–

I’ve been trying to

Materials:

  • 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 Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

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 Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

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 Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

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!

DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston BloggerDIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts - sugar and cloth

DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts

DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

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–

I’ve been trying to

Materials:

  • 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 Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

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 Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

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 Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

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!

DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston BloggerDIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts - Sugar & Cloth - Holiday - Gift - Houston Blogger

Comments

  • francesca

    10.29.13

    really love this project!

  • jet

    10.29.13

    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

  • Julia

    10.29.13

    YES. This is amazing!

  • Manuela

    10.29.13

    Such a lovely idea! Also can be a place card holder or a caketopper (without the clip)
    I loved it!!!

  • jewel7013

    10.29.13

    creative, creative, creative!…did I mention creative?

  • Kathleen

    10.29.13

    These are adorable, and so useful too!

  • Allison

    10.30.13

    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!

  • Merrick

    10.31.13

    Fabulous!! Totally doing this for some small Christmas gifts!

    merricksart.com

  • These are so, so cute! I think they’d be great as place cards and then, later, as keepsakes.

  • Vanessa

    11.13.13

    Fabulous tute! Would be lovely as a take-home gift post-parties :)

  • Meghan

    11.24.13

    This is amazing!!! Thank you :)

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

  • Kaho

    12.04.13

    Lovely DIY and congratulations on being featured on HGTV!

  • Elena

    01.14.14

    Fabulous! Where’d you find your animals?

  • Evie

    02.17.14

    What brand gold pray paint did you use? I used design master and it remained tacky on my animals.

  • snooruddin

    10.10.14

    Awesome! Can I ask where you get your animals?

  • GiftClown.com

    01.20.15

    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.

  • Very interesting to see all of these animal memo holder gifts and I really liked to grab for someone very much special to me. Nice :)