Sunday, December 13, 2009
"Happy Meal" Ornaments
If you've got kids then you have happy meal toys... ok, unless you are a super diligent-never-give-in-parent that eats healthy, home cooked meals all the time. =) So it doesn't have to be "happy meal toys" it can be any little toy made of hard plastic... I just found that, even before I had a little one, I had lots of happy meal toys about. They used to decorate my desk, car and knick-knack shelves. Now they abound in toy boxes, on stairways and still in my car!
I came up with a creative way to put them to good use a few years back and now that I have this blog it's the perfect time and place to share this little "happy meal toy ornament" tutorial.
All you need is:
Small eye hooks
FIRST: Heat up the threads of the eye hook with your lighter, not too long, just long enough to get it hot enough to sink into and melt the plastic a bit. That way there is no need to drill holes and the plastic will melt and conform around the threads for a very secure hold. (Be careful with this step and please don't burn yourself).
NEXT: Place eyehook in posistion on the toy. Use pliers to screw in hook while it's hot as far as it will go. Let cool.
LAST: Put hangers through the hooks and hang on tree. Step back and admire your handiwork and drink some hot chocolate. =)
OPTIONAL: For a more festive look decorate the ornaments with paint, glitter, jingle bells, santa hats. etc.
Here's to clearing your floor of toys and creating wonderful holiday memories!