Make These Fabulous Candle Holders from Plastic Toys!

Guess what? It’s my birthday!! Well, not my (Clinton’s) birthday, but the anniversary of the launch of as a resource for all the food, drink, decorating and style tips I’ve had bouncing around in my head. So in honor of our first birthday, here’s a fancy-schmancy candle holder idea for you—take a toy animal figurine, drill a little hole in it, and glue in one of those old-fashioned plastic candle holders. It will instantly transform even the plainest cake into a fabulous Pinterest-worthy dessert.

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Toy Animal Candle Holders

Animal Candle Holders

You will need

  • plastic toy animals
  • metallic spray paint
  • birthday candle holders
  • birthday candles
  • drill
  • craft glue

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  • Drill holes in tops of plastic animals.
  • Place a dab of craft glue inside drilled hole and insert birthday candle holder.
  • Spray paint animals in desired colors, in several light coats if necessary. Let dry.
DIY Animal Candle Holders

Mary would like to thank the lovely, generous people who gave me stuffed toys for her while I was on book tour. As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed them last night when I returned home. Would you mind coming over this morning to clean up their guts, which have been strewn in every nook and cranny of our apartment. Thanks! 😘

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