Monday, June 20, 2011

G45 Featured Elephant Pull Toy

Good morning, and Thanks for stopping by on this glorious Monday morning!  Today I have a G45 project that I am super excited to share with you!!  This is something I came up with after finding the cutest paper mache elephants at Michaels.  Just like a kid, I envisioned dressing him up.  And from there I knew he had to be a G45 Le Cirque Elephant! 

The idea to make him into a pull toy came to me when I remembered a box of 2" wooden blocks that I had purchased at Christmas time for altering.  Once I saw how well he fit on the block, I knew it was meant to be! 
The G45 Le Cirque Collection was perfect for this creation!  With all the bright, fun patterns and colors.  I really think he would be perfect for a Birthday decoration set on a cake plate surrounded by cupcakes. 
He could be holding a number instead of the flag.  Or there could be a number on the block.  The possibilities are truly endless.
A little tiny steampunk bracelet created out of a Tim Holtz gear adds just the perfect touch. 
For the wheels, use tinker toys, or just create your own using small wooden circles from the craft store and some tiny dowel rods.  Tiny paper rosettes finish off the wheels wonderfully, and tiny paper flowers make the perfect hub caps. 
Once faced with "How was I going to attach the pull string"  and still make it look fancy was a little challenging.  Until I remembered G45's gorgeous Metal Brads.  This one is just perfect for tying the string around the center.  Sealing it off with a little Glossy accent to make sure it won't pull out. 
And Voila, instant pull toy with an elegant pull!
Every detail decorating the Elephant is handmade using G45 Papers. From his little hat, to his flag. His saddle, and even the little tassels. And as you can see we are at the END of the tail err tale.  For more info on how to attach your wheels, or decorating tips head over to Graphic 45. If you are interested in purchasing this little piece, he will be available in the future at my etsy store.  And keep an eye out for LOTS more elephants to come!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I would love to hear some ways you would like to decorate an elephant pull toy if you had one.  And who knows, maybe there will be little treat too!
Have an awesome Monday and head back Wednesday for more G45 goodness!!
Nicki Chicky

4 comments:

Carol said...

Fantastic job on this project! TFS

sharon g said...

Ok, I have never seen an elephant at Michael's, and just looked on their website and didn't see one. HOW CAN I GET ONE? I MUST KNOW!!!!!! Would you mind telling me which location you got it from, and how long ago? THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Shelley Whiting said...

The elephant is adorable. This piece is very fun and charming. Really neat and beautiful stuff.

Cathy... said...

This is so so creative!! I just love it! Beautiful job!!