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    Rustoleum spray paint in Brass gives this finish. Use random finds from thrift stores or buy plastic animals and use for accents on bookshelves. Also in this blog post, glue to something heavy to create bookends.

    Cassie from Hi Sugarplum has this tutorial on creating Brass Figurines. She gives this advice, "I recommend asking your kids before stealing and painting their toys." She has a similar, but separate one for animal bookends mounted on stone, check it out!

    You could use any plastic animal and spray paint it. Krylon makes a fabulous "Glitter Blast" Spray. It is BY FAR the best glitter coverage ever

    Spray paint a cheap metal trash can with gold spray paint for a chic high end look. She used Rustoleum spray paint in brass, which actually goes on more like gold.

    plastic toy, spray paint, glue, and a stone. GREAT bookend! @Emily

    DIY inspiration: 8 stunning thrift store find redo's! Awesome ideas!

    Painted plastic toys

    Spray All Of Those Leftover Shells With Silver Spray Paint And You Have An Expensive Looking Decorative Item.

    Miniature plastic animals

    Sprayed masons and contrasting flowers

    Plastic animals + paint.

    Gold bar bookend. Chip one end of a brick, then paint it gold.

    Buy a cheap round mirror and hot glue dowel rods to back of mirror (spray paint rods any color you want). Love this!! What a great idea!

    \\\ spray paint old plastic toy animals with gold \\\- I really NEED a golden daschund in honor of Gracie

    Spray-painted straw baskets.

    Mason jar spray painted with Krylon's "Looking Glass" spray. LOVEEEE

    Use plastic toy elephants, gold spray paint, and driftwood to make a cute place to hang your keys!

    Cut circles out of poster board, spray paint, and glue onto a canvas.

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    Pick your favorite plastic animal and turn him into a bookend. | 31 Cheap And Brilliant Dollar Store Hacks