DIY: Party Pig Ornaments

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Ornaments on tree image by Teresa Earnest Photography

Four years ago I started painting nostalgic barnyard animal toys varying shades of gaudy and adhering them to all sorts of nonsense. This year was the second I made ornaments out of them and this may be the best!! So easy and so fun to do. With a pork book under my belt, I’m obviously partial to the pig, but these ornaments could be made out of any animal toy!
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Here’s how easy and fun it is!!

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Party Pig Ornaments

Plastic farm animals (I love pigs, so I did a variety of boars and sows and piglets, I got them at my local farm and tack store)
Spray Paint (I painted mine shades of pink and gold)
1 pair scissors
Hot Glue
Small screw hooks (what you use to attach wire to the back of a frame to hang)
Trimmings (I used everything! Felt balls, buttons, muffin liners, colorful pipe cleaners, embroidery floss etc…)
Ribbon for hanging

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Step 1. Set up a card board box in a well ventilated area and place the pig inside. Give it a spray on all sides and underneath. Allow to dry.

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Step 2: Make a fun fascinator/party hat! This is where only your imagination is the limit! Use your glue gun to make small hats out of whatever you can find around the house. I used muffin liners and pipe cleaner (on the left) and a wee bottle cap, felt ball and feather (on the right)

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Step 3: Screw the eye into the top of the pig (this goes in easy enough, so no need to pre drill a hole) and attach a ribbon to hang.
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