my inner child loved this diy a little too much! I was never interested in barbie dolls when I was young, building lego constructions to house my plastic farm animals was more my thing!

when I spotted this project on pinterest from the lovely gingersnaps it immediately went on my to do list.. looks like I still not outgrown my love of plastic animals after all!


making keyrings is always fun and these are so easy! take some small screw hooks and twist them into the back of the animals (...no animals were harmed in the making of this diy) these screws give you something to attach your keys too and also something to hold onto whilst you paint them!

I painted mine with some acrylic paint, but you could also use spray paint! you can find safari/farm animals easily online, mine came from eBay (I didn't already own them *cough*  honest.)



if you wish you can seal the painted animals with clear varnish or spray sealant to help prevent chipping (I've used an acrylic spray to seal mine.) if you don't have any varnishes you could try painting them with a few coats of PVA glue instead.

attach your keys to the hook and you have some cute little friends to throw in your handbag!

easy peasy huh? would you be tempted to make some of your own?

back soon!

caroline x






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  1. These are too cute! I saw something similar where the person had spray painted them copper, silver and gold - they looked super cool as well.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. oh I like that idea- I have a thing for copper accessories lately :) xx

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  2. This is such a fun and cute idea, love it! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks holl! it is SO much fun!! :) xx

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  3. these are lovely! such a cute idea :)

    Rachel // Style Soup

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    1. oh thanks rachel- glad you like them :) x

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  4. I love theses, so cute! Love the the pastel colours, might just have to try this myself! x

    clairemorgancreative

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  5. These look fab...my niece and nephew have loads of plastic animals going spare I can use!! They just don't know it yet!

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  6. Such a cute idea :)
    www.laurcaud.co.uk

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    1. thanks laura, I loved it when I saw it on pinterest :) xx

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  7. This is such a cute idea, mentally adding it to my 'To Do DIY' list xx
    This Routine

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    1. haha! thanks jessica- are you on pinterest? if not you should totally join up :) xx

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  8. Oh wow! I am so making these as Christmas presents. If anyone turns their nose up at them they are no longer my friends haha! x

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    1. ..if they don't like them there is defo something wrong with them ;) xx

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  9. Such a sweet idea, they'd make cute stocking fillers! :) Liv x

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    1. oh thank you olivia- I think so, they're really fun :) xx

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  10. this is such a clever idea!! i'm very tempted to make this for myself! (and maybe a few to attach to holiday gifts!!)

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  11. These are so cute!

    Jegz xo
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    1. oh thanks rascal- hope you're well :) xx

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  12. This is such a good idea! I cant wait to try it out! xxx

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  13. so cute this animal !!! great ideas ;)
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