Rose Gold Elephant Bookends! *Super Easy DIY*

I’ve been working on little projects throughout the last year to add some fun and style to my home office. I feel like this is the room in my house that is the most neglected decor-wise, but I would like to make it a space where I feel comfortable and inspired to be creative and write.

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I love gold/rose gold accents and have been adding them throughout my work space. Trying to also keep my decor budget-friendly, I tried this DIY bookend project, and I am so glad I did!

It’s super easy and you only need a few items to get this together.

Supplies:

  • 4 small wooden blocks
  • 2 plastic elephants (or animal of your choosing) from the dollar store
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Rose Gold Metallic acrylic paint
  • Wood glue

For the base, I chose the more finished pieces from a craft store, but you can use any style you prefer. Paint the wooden blocks and, once dry, use the wood glue to glue two blocks to each other to form a thicker, sturdier block.

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Paint your plastic elephants on all sides. It took me about 4 coats to make sure they were fully covered.

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Attach the elephants to the top of your blocks with the wood glue. Be sure to center them as well as you can.

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Allow the glue dry fully, then get them on your shelf! This was one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done, and I get asked about it a lot.

 

I hear elephants are good luck. Which animal or figure would you use for this project?

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