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Dinosaur Bookends!Upcycle old plastic dinosaurs and pallet wood into the coolest bookends!
You'll need:scrap woodplastic dinosaur toyshobby knifehot glue/gunspray paint
I cut some scrap wood into blocks. it's about 4 inches wide.I used two 6" tall pieces and two 3" tall pieces.Sanded smooth...ready to go.Run some hot ...
Apply a band of glue around the dinosaur body and on the feet... and press it right onto your blocks!T-Rex was a little trickier...but with some fancy...
Add some color pop! This part is cool because it makes the piece look solid...like 1 piece, purchased that way!Spray paint in light coats with 10 minu...
Rawr!The perfect holder of books for any whimsical space!Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesome.And please vote! :)
Upcycle old plastic dinosaurs and pallet wood into the coolest bookends!
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You know, I have a Godzilla model I might try this with.
Nice! I have a friend who absolutely loves Dinosaurs! She's getting one of these for Christmas!
What a simple yet brilliant idea! Very well done!
I'm going to have to make these for my nephews! Thanks for the 'ible!
this is spectacular!
Oh those are so cute! I will have to make this for my grand sons! Ty for sharing!
Thank you Mark! :)
They look great! Really like the blue one a lot :D!
Thank you! I couldn't decide which color I liked the best...so I had to do all 3! I love them as a set! :)
Very cool! It almost looks like the dinosaurs were 3d printed!
A great instructable. It's super easy, and the result is fantastic. Thank you.
Thank you! :)
Looks like a great baby gift!
Yes, and could be done with any plastic animal toy! :)
So creative :) Looks Awesome!
Thank you! :)
At first glance I thought they were 3D printed! Recycling is so much better and the result is awesome. Voted :)
Oh thank you! Yes, I am all about reusing! Thanks again! :)
Fantastic! I think between this and a couple by Mikeasaurus we have a "Dinosaur Reuse" collection coming along.
Oh yes, I have a bunch of other ideas too! My poor kids are going to have all their toys reused...haha! :)
i sanded the edges of the cut dino toy to make it look a bit neater. great 'ible
Did you make one? I'd love to see a picture! Thanks! :)
I love these! I might have to make some for my little cousins!
Thank you--I am sure they will love them! (Of course my 5 year old wondered why he could no longer play with the dinosaurs...) :)
You know, I wouldn't paint them. I'd sand and varnish the wood, but leave the 'saurs in their "natural" colours.
I was tempted to leave them in their natural habitat...but my spray paint addiction won out! :)
Haha, I hear you!
These look awesome! I love how the t-rex's food is steping forward like that!
Yes, T-Rex is my favorite! :) Thanks!
And he's pink which is, of course, an extra awesome bonus :D
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