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Plastic animals are just too fun to resist. They’ve been gilded, glittered, blinged, and chopped. I went the easy route and used old-school paint and varnish. The result? These awesome charms that can be used for bracelets or plastic animal necklaces. I love all things Mexi-style, so I went with bright and bold colors, kind of like a piñata!

Supplies:

Plastic animals

Handheld rotary tool

Eye pin, needle nose pliers (jump rings and chain for necklace)

Tulip Soft Fabric Paint

Aleene’s Paper Glaze

Head pin, thin liner brush

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The first step is to use your rotary tool to make a hole through each animal. Next, base coat each one with paint.

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Let dry, then use the head pin to add smaller details. The animals are so small, make sure to have patience and use good lighting!

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Once they are all painted, apply a coat of Aleene’s Paper Glaze to make them nice and glossy. Let dry.

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Use your needle nose pliers to insert the eye pin through the animal and create a secure loop at the top. Add a jump ring and attach your charm to whatever you want. They can be charms, ornaments, pendants, whatever you want! NOTE: My first thought was to add beads or tassels from the bottom, but I changed my mind. If you don’t want to hang anything from under the animal, use a head pin instead of an eye pin.

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Love & light,

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