Make It – Sprinkle Covered Animal Cookie Vases

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Sometimes you just have to share the pinterest fails along with the pinterest wins. These iced circus animal cookie vases seemed like such a cute idea in my head, but didn’t quite turn out how I envisioned. Sure, they are cute enough, but the painted “sprinkles” don’t look quite as good as the real thing. But in an effort to share all the things I create, even if they don’t hold up to my high standards, I give you iced animal cookie flower vases.

The Supplies:

  • Large plastic circus animal toys
  • Utility knife
  • Pink and white spray paint
  • Several colors of acrylic craft paint
  • Small paintbrush

Begin by spray painting your animals pink and white. Once dry cut a small rectangle into the backs of the animals. Then use your acrylic craft paint to paint “sprinkle” dots all over the animals.

Add a bit of water and some flowers or dirt and a few succulents and you have a cute little planter or vase for your desk, shelf, or even your kids room.

So, there you go. Cute little polka dotted vases. An ideas for more realistic looking sprinkles? Oh, and be sure to let me know how yours turn out will ya?

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  1. Anonymous

    March 20th, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Animal cookie sprinkles are round so I think the sprinkles should be circular. Maybe a nail head dipped in paint?

    If you want dimension, maybe tiny beads glued on? (Would these work:


    March 20th, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Totally! I never thought of using beads!

  3. Julia Bleck

    March 20th, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Everything about this is so genius!!! I've seen painted animals before, but then you add flowers, and then you add sprinkles… I'm so sold! Love!

    Julia –

  4. Claire | Heart Handmade UK

    March 21st, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Hi Kara, I love everything about these, especially when you mentioned adding succulents. I'm off to share them! x

  5. The Steezy Blog (Stephanie)

    March 21st, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! What a great idea!! *runs to store to gather materials* Can't wait to try this out!

    – Stephanie

  6. Antonia

    March 22nd, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Hi Kara, such a cute and fun idea! I found some other options you can consider:
    Use a Q-tip to make the paint dots-
    Use fabric puffy paint to create dots-
    This DIY uses nail polish and hole reinforcement stickers to create that polka dot effect-



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