Tuesday, March 4, 2014

mardi gras party animals (errr...dinosaurs)

gems.
ric rac.
acrylic paint.
ball push pins.
and stickers .
yes awesome stickers.

these are some of the makings for something crazy fun.
something i thought of when i saw these and knew i just had to make some for myself.
and i had to do it lickety split cuz 
TODAY 
is the holiday for these.

come see what i'm talking about.
aren't these fantastically colorfully awesome?
i thought so too.
and with it being 40% off, i had to have them.

so now i thought, what the heck to do with them?
the folks at joann fabrics think i am an avid scrapbooker with all the stickers i get but little do they know that i haven't touched a scrapbook for years and years and years.

no, i used these stickers for something else.
i hot-glued that sticker to his head.
yup. 
that's a crazy dinosaur.
a mardi gras party animal if you will.
cuz even if i know zlitch when it comes to mardi gras, i do know parades and beads and parties are all part of it.

so i grabbed me some dollar tree dinosaurs and went to town.
i got 2 of each kind they had in stock.
i was looking for animal animals but all they had were dinos so i settled for them.

i think they worked out.
wanna see more?
ok.
that is a pretty fancy tail though...
hmmm...not so sure about that t-rex.
must be the little arm syndrome he's making up for.
and here's my favorite.
she's a beauty huh?
and she doesn't look as shy as her sister either.
here are 2 more.
chevron foot cuffs? who'da thunk.
hehe
no comment for t-rex #2.
just because.
oh jeez louise.
hope those t-rexes didn't spoil your lunch.

and more so, hope you have a wonderful 
MARDI GRAS
everybody!!!



23 comments:

  1. Lisa these are so cute! I never thought to decorate toys like this, I am going to show this to my daughter tonight and I am sure we will be painting some toys soon! Thanks for always being so creative and sharing it with us!

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    1. oh you can make an entire zoo with a ton of animals-imagine the possibilities Tracey! it's not entirely my idea but i still think they are a total blast to make. sure beats doing laundry anyway. heehee thank YOU ever so much! :>D

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  2. Haha...super cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. glad they made you giggle Jess! those t-rexes are sure conceited! i gotta find out who their wonderful dentist is though. :>O

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  3. ACK! I can't believe you said "jeez Louise"!!! I say that all the time!!! These guys are so jazzy! Flamboyant!!!! Colorful to the nth degree! What a great idea for old toys. Wonder if my 20 year old grandson still has any of his? Hmmmm.......Your BBFF! Dona

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    1. HAHA!! who'da thunk dinosaurs could be so flamboyant right Dona?! you could dress them up to any outfit-perhaps even putting a mini pom pom on the nose for a clown outfit! heehee i bet your 20 year old grandson would like that idea! lol thanks again my BBFF! :)

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    2. oh and i bet he would say jeez louise when you ask him! LOL!!!

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  4. This is hilarious! They look like so much fun - I can only imagine what my 3-year-old would come up with. Thanks for linking up with the MaMade Blog Hop!

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    1. oh gosh Pajama Mama i bet your 3-year-old would make the best outfits! kids have a way of knowing how to dress their toys! lol thank you so much and i'm glad i gave you a giggle! :)

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  5. You have the best dressed dinos ever! Never too old to play with toys :)

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    1. oh thank you so much Brenda! if i ever get too old to play with toys please shoot me! LOL :>D

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  6. giggle these are so great!!! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

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    1. i love to hear that giggle Katherine! thank YOU so much :>D

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  7. Thanks for sharing your creativity on the Thursday Blog Hop!!

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  8. Awesome party animals, they look so fun!!

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    1. i think they'd be great for mardi gras party food labels-they could hold the label in their mouths! heehee thanks for checking out my link Michelle! :)

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  9. Dinos and Mardi Gras - where but this fun, happy place could you find that combo? I love them all! And btw - I just need to get this out of the way - Joe and Mike have been two-timing you! They show up in Michigan and pay me 40% off to sneak out and see them! So not only do you and I share a love for crazy-fun stuff, I guess it's these guys too!

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    1. great minds think alike and apparently like the same guys/stores! heehee and well, i kinda figured they'd do that-i mean, when they have those coupons (especially Joe cuz they always have so many!) i find a reason, any reason, to go there-aww what the heck am i saying? i'd go there anyway! LOL i need to find more stuff to go with the party dinosaurs y'know cuz the more the merrier as i am sure Joe and Mike would agree! :>D thanks for hanging out with me so much on your Sunday morning J! i can't thank you enough!!! :)

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  10. What can I say...YOU are a party animal and I love it!

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    1. Kim, i'd party with you any day every day! :>D

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  11. You painted dinosaurs! You are so fun. I would never have let my kids do that. (Yes I can be a stick in the mud) but they would totally love it, and I can only imagine how much fun ya'll had making these! Fabulous :)

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    1. painted dinos are fun Krista! and they make for an interesting conversation piece for mardi gras decor too :>D thanks again for stopping by!

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!