SafariFans come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the child who uses our toys for educational play, the adult collector who loves to display our scientifically accurate figurines, and the tabletop gamer who uses our dragons and mythical creatures for their game pieces. But there’s another group of fans that sees potential in our figures beyond play and display. These are the do-it-yourself-ers. These crafters and builders take our figures and transform them into everything from fashion accessories to home décor.
Entering this world is easier than you think! All it really takes is a willingness to experiment, and you too can join the ranks of these unique collectors. We’ll even get you started with some creative uses for Safari Ltd® figurines.
Accessorize with Good Luck Minis® and TOOBS®
Our smaller offerings are perfect for creating fashionable and unique accessories to make your look stand out. Good Luck Minis® can be turned into earrings, keychains or charms for a necklace or bracelet. If you’re not afraid to get a bit flashier, you can use larger TOOB® figurines that will be even more eye-catching.
To make earrings out of Good Luck Minis®, just follow these steps:
Another way to turn a Good Luck Mini® or TOOB® figure into a fashionable accessory is to simply take a small screw eye pin and gently screw it into the back of the figure. Attach it to a keyring to make a key ring, or use it as a necklace charm! Attach some string or a clasp, and it can be a zipper pull or a small decorative hanging ornament.
Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Ornaments
Speaking of ornaments, you can go a bit bigger to make some awesome holiday decorations to hang on the tree, or anywhere you wish really. Simply:
Many of our Wild Safari® figures, including those from our Sea Life, Farm and Prehistoric World lines, are the perfect size for such ornaments. Even a few of our smaller Incredible Creatures® could work, though you’ll probably want to avoid our larger and heavier offerings, since they could weigh down a tree limb or be too heavy for whatever structure you’re hanging them from. For this reason, we would avoid trying this with our Dragons or Wildlife Wonders®, as they can be quite large.
Use Our Award-Winning Figures to Make Your Own Awards
In addition to creating unique ornaments, spray painting some figures can give them the perfect aesthetic appeal for use as trophies or awards. We recently held an inter-office competition, and our first and second place winners received their own gold and silver Safari Ltd® trophies! All you need is a Safari Ltd® figure of your choice, some metallic spray paint, craft glue and a wooden base. When you’ve got all that, you can:
So far, all of these projects have been pretty basic, involving minimal cutting and painting, but mostly just a bit of gluing or screwing in an eye hook. Now we’re about to dive a little deeper. For these, you’ll need to bust out the hobby knife and the rotary tool.
If you liked these ideas, remember that when it comes to DIY, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Get creative! There are countless ways to turn our figures into masterpieces of form and functions. Just remember to be careful, and clean up your mess!