How to Create DIY Sheep Decor Using Toys from the Toy Store!
If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know that I love sheep and using them in our french home decor.
Recently I was shopping in a toy store for a birthday gift for our grandson, and happened to walk past a large bin filled with plastic farmhouse animals.
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Of course, the sheep figures immediately caught my eye.
They were so stinking cute!
I stood there in the toy aisle, holding one cute little sheep in my hand, thinking there had to be something that I could do with them.
I ended up purchasing several and brought them home to see what I could create.
The “plastic toy” look had to go, so I knew that I had to paint them.
Originally, I thought I wanted a gold metal look, something that resembled old brass, so I started by painting all of them solid black and then layered gilding wax (Rub n Buff in Gold Leaf) over it.
The end result wasn’t what I had envisioned, so on to Plan B.
I ended up getting out the chalk paint in color Antique White and dry brushing it over the top of each one, leaving the bottom legs and parts of the face black, to give them some definition.
Dry brushing them also left bits of the gold showing through, and I liked this result.
My idea was to form them into a base or pedestal of some sort so that I could change out the display for different looks, so I took some E6000 glue and glued their cute little bottoms together.
And here’s what I ended up with.
Placing a round glass vase on top made the perfect French farmhouse vase for fresh cut flowers!
I also tried it with an ironstone bowl, using it to hold the scrubber by the sink.
You could also easily use this for holding soaps in the bathroom.
Using a small ironstone saucer, it makes a perfect base for a candle.
And this may be my favorite, sitting on top of the fireplace mantel, simply holding a moss ball.
There are so many different ways to use this DIY sheep pedestal.
If you love cows, pigs, or horses, you could use those toys instead!
This sweet pedestal would also make a precious one of a kind gift for someone special!
I bought several more of these little toy sheep and I think I’m going to make one to sit on my desk for a business card holder.
I just need to find a small silver tray to sit on top.
So tell me, what would you use this for?
If you love this DIY project, you might want to check out these amazing DIY French pumpkins!