Dinosaur Bookends with Hot Glue!

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6:00 AM
 I am so excited about this Hot Glue Project!

Dinosaur Bookends!
 I cut some scrap wood into blocks.
it's about 4 inches wide.
I used 2 6" tall pieces and 2 3" tall pieces.
Sanded smooth...ready to go.

I used my PAMTite glue sticks for this one,
because I wanted them to be extra secure.
Here's the layout of what they will end up looking like:

Ran some hot glue across the 3" block...

 And stuck it right to the bottom of the 6" block.
Repeat for the other side!
 Then I took my plastic Dinosaur, Stegosaurus...
I got him from the dollar store...you could upcycle an old toy!

 I used an x-acto knife and cut that sucker in half...

 Apply a band of glue around the dinosaur body and on the feet...
and press it right onto your blocks!

 And again for the backside!

 Ta da!  You could stop there...
but why?

 T-Rex was a little trickier...but with some fancy overlapping, it works great!

Add some color!
This part is cool because it makes the piece look solid...like 1 piece,
purchased that way!

Love it--and repeat!
Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex! 

They would be great in a kids room on a bookshelf!
Love these books too!

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Unknown said…
My sis would love these!
askamy2,3,4 said…
Hi! I just stumbled onto your blog and I LOVE it! I think I've been looking around for nearly 18 hours straight, well maybe just, 24 hours. I carve eggs and have started some scrimshaw work. Could you describe your process for glazing and the products you use? I haven't got the first clue and it would look great on an egg. Is there actual glaze to buy? Do you tint it? Do you make your own? Any info would be fantastic! I will certainly be sharing your site, again, it's fabulous! Thanks, Amy You can take a peek at some of the eggs I carve on Etsy. My shop name is From Farm Fresh 2 Fine Art.
These are too cute! I love how the T-Rex's foot is hanging off the edge. :-) Pinning, and thanks for sharing at my link party!
this is love so amazing!!! I don't have any young sons but maybe this could be adapted to other things. Wonderful!! Best wishes, Linda

Come share if you can.

These are awesome! Do you find that they hold the books pretty well? I would be worried about the weight of empty plastic and wood holding up larger or more books.
Dominick said…
Really dear it's amazing
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