How to Make a DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts for Your Loved Ones

Celebrate your loved ones with these DIY Animal Memo Holder as a desktop gift! Trust me, it doesn’t get much cuter than these golden elephants…

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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–

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

Materials Needed to Make a DIY Animal Memo Holder

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

How to Make a DIY Animal Memo Holder Gifts

Step 1 – First, drill a hole into the top of your animal.

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

Step 2 – 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

Step 3 – Next, super glue an alligator clip to the tip of the dowel rod. Make sure to squeeze the edges of the clip tight around the rod.

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

If your animal has a shiny finish, it’s best to use spray primer before painting your color of choice. If it’s not, go ahead and spray paint it.

And then, seal it with a glossy finish if you’d like.

Now just add a memo, and you’re done!

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DIY Animal Memo Holder

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This easy tutorial will show you how to make a DIY memo holder in the shape of your favorite animal.
Active Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course DIY
Category Office

Equipment

  • Drill and 1/8 drill bit

Materials

  • Plastic animal
  • Metal alligator clip
  • 1/8 inch dowel rod
  • Super glue
  • Spray paint (I used primer, paint, and gloss)

Instructions

  • Drill a hole into the top of your animal
  • 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
  • Super glue an alligator clip to the tip of the dowel rod. Make sure to squeeze the edges of the clip tight around the rod.
    If your animal has a shiny finish, it’s best to use spray primer before painting your color of choice. If it’s not, go ahead and spray paint it.
  • Seal it with a glossy finish if you’d like. Now just add a memo, and you’re done!
Cost: $3
KEYWORD: animal memo holder

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  29. 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 :)

  30. 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.

  31. This is amazing!!! Thank you :)

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

  32. 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!

  33. 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

  34. These are SO cute. These might be my favorite DIY I’ve seen with toy animals. I really really love them!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog