Gifts #1









When we were in Boston the kids saw some handmade trophies for sale at the Bazaar Bizarre and have been dying to make their own since the train ride home. The maker doesn’t appear to have a website so I can’t link her, but they were fun! My oldest son has been plotting and scheming and gathering toys from his closet and attic to turn into trophies to give his friends.

It is a good use for old toys, and we just used some of those little wooden plaques you can get at the craft shop for 50 cents. We did have 2 trophy bases that Tom took off some trophies he had from his childhood (I know sad right, but he said they were generic ones given out to the whole team). We just used hot glue to hook the toys together, and gold spray paint.

Even our youngest son was into it and he placed the figures and then we glued them for him. Although his “trophy” was just three toys standing on the plaque once it was spray painted gold it looked fancy! We came to the conclusion that anything looks better in shiny gold haha. Tom even sprayed one of the lone monkeys to hang on our tree so we would always remember the fun we had making these.

I didn’t get really good photos because we made them last night, and then this morning it is such a dark day. It is raining and feels more like evening then morning. I’ll try and take some better photos just for Flickr later. I’m going to post some more of the handmade gifts today as I can. I took photos of another one outside, so the photos are not bad.

Also for the mushroom fans there is an excellent tutorial here, with photos and everything! I’ll go back and link it under the cookie post too, sorry I didn’t do it before I was rushing to leave and wanted to hurry and get a post up.

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12 Responses to Gifts #1

  1. Lauren says:

    What a fabulous project! It’s so simple, but the results are gorgeous. The monkeys look beautiful in gold.

  2. annie says:

    oh my goodness. i am absolutely IN LOVE! these look great. what a wonderful gift.

  3. voodoo-dolly says:

    Wow those look great! I can’t wait to try this, thanks for the great idea :)

  4. Katherine says:

    Totally fun! I’ve done something similiar for awards for our annual chili cookoff and I agree it all looks good in gold!

  5. Laura says:

    Heidi, these look so cool. My sons were bananas for these. I’ll have to start stockpililng all the Happy Meal toys that would otherwise end up in the trash. Awesome project.

  6. cait says:

    What a great idea! I may have to start spray painting things silver and gold now… hope your holidays are going well. much love xo

  7. nora says:

    this is making me smile so hard right now. i love it.

  8. Glenda says:

    What a hoot (in a good way)!! I just love those, and my kiddo thought they were cool too =)

  9. Julia says:

    WOAH!! those are freaking super RAD!!!

  10. Heatherica says:

    Oh wow, these are amazing!!! Wes would freak out over these!

  11. Elise says:

    Totally brilliant! Thanks so much!

  12. jek says:

    oh Heidi! the trophies are excellent! this may need to be on scrumdilly-do! would you be willing to share? LOVE This! you could guest post! hint hint…

    ~jek
    Merry Holidays!