Craft a pair of plastic horses into bronzed bookends that will add old-world charm to Dad’s home office and keep his favorite reads organized.
Both true equestrians and amateur admirers will appreciate these DIY statuesque stallions. For Father's Day, they’re masculine yet sophisticated, and, lucky for you, they can be made in just a few simple steps.
So present your pop with this DIY desk accessory on the heels of race day, and don’t be surprised if he responds by saying, Thank you…. I’ll Have Another!
- Two 6” Plastic Horses
- Two wood plaques
- Metallic bronze or gold acrylic paint
- Foam paintbrush
- Gorilla Glue
Step 1: Use a foam paintbrush to apply at least two coats of acrylic paint to each horse and set aside to dry.
Step 2: Next, apply the a few coats of the same color paint to both wood plaques and let dry completely.
Step 3: Use Gorilla glue (or an alternative adhesive that effectively bonds plastic to wood) to secure horses in place on top of the painted wood plaques and let set overnight.
Step 4: Prop bookends on a shelf or desk!