bookend craftBy Woman's Day Staff
A former English teacher and current stay-at-home mom, Jessica Hill lives in Saginaw, MI, with her husband and two children. She started her blog, MadInCrafts.BlogSpot.com, to write more and to share the projects she creates. "It has turned out to be a way to meet all sorts of wonderful, creative women. I have real friendships now with other bloggers I've connected with online," she says.
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Plastic animal (ours is 7"x10")
Craft knife or sharp scissors
Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
Metal or acrylic bookends
Spray paint (we used Rust-o-leum 7270 Gold Rush Metallic)
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1. Wrap tape around the center of the animal's torso to create a guide for your cut.
2. Carefully cut the animal in half, keeping the edge as straight as possible.
3. Run a thin layer of glue around the edge of one animal side; attach it to a bookend so that its feet are level with the base of the bookend. Let dry. Repeat with other side.
4. Spray lightly with paint; let dry. Add 1 or 2 more light coats, if necessary. Let dry completely before using.
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Elephant from Jumbo Jungle Animals Set, $30; LearningResources.com
Original article appeared on WomansDay.com.
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