DIY: Hungry Hungry Hippo Christmas Ornaments

Hello Everyone! 

Last month I got invited to participate in the 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop. I had never been in the blog hop before, so I was super excited to be apart of it this year. To give you a bit of background on the hop, the 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop is a blog hop that features one ornament each day during the month of October. Well, so far there have been 29 amazing ornaments and today I'm sharing my own ornament. 

If you're reading the title of this blog post and thinking, what on earth did she make? I promise, I can explain. For starters, last year I made these plastic animal ornaments for Blitsy and you guys seemed to really like them. Due to that, I decided to expand the plastic animal ornament love and create more of the same this year. 

For today's DIY, I created a set of Christmas ornaments inspired by the game Hungry Hungry Hippos! The reason why my brain went to this crazy idea is because I thought it combine the hippo part of Christmas (you know the song, ''I want a hippopotamus for Christmas'') with a bit of pop culture. I also thought that a set of hungry hungry hippo ornaments would be a great gift for 3 of your closest best friends. 

So if you want to learn how to make your own Hungry Hungry Hippo ornaments (with sweaters), then keep reading below!

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Plastic Hippos
Eye Screws
Paint (in the colors pink, orange, yellow, green, red and white)
Scissors (not pictured) 
Gold String
Small Presents

Step 1: Take one of your hippos and poke a hole in its back using your awl.

Step 2: Take an eye screw and add some E6000 to the bottom of the eye screw. Then place the eye screw in the hole you just made using your awl. Once you're happy with the placement, set your hippo aside to dry. 

Step 3: Paint your hippo one of the hungry hippo colors (pink, orange, yellow or green) and then set it aside to dry.  

Step 4: Using your acrylic paint, jazz up your hippos by painting on a Christmas sweater. When you're happy with your hippo's look, set it aside to dry. 

Step 5: Gather up your small presents and decide which present will go with each hippo. Then apply some E6000 to the mouth of the hippo and place the present in the glue. Once you're done gluing, set your hippo aside to dry. 

Step 6: When your hippo is completely dry, thread some string through your eye screw (to create a loop) and tie a knot. 

When you've tied off your string, you're ready to add your new ornament to the tree!

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I loved how these ornaments turned out!

As I said before, these ornaments would make a great group gift, if you had a couple of close best friends. This DIY would also make a great holiday project to either do with the kids (that is supervised) or with a group of your friends!

To find out more about all the other amazing bloggers and ornaments in this blog hop, check out all the details below!

So do you like these Hungry Hungry Hippo Ornaments?

xo Katie

Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:

Day 5 - Knick of Time :: Day 6 - Pet Scribbles

Day 11 - Up on Tippy Toes :: Day 12 - Remodelando la Casa

Day 13 - DIY 180 :: Day 14 - 504 Main

Day 23 - The Crafting Nook :: Day 24 - Sweet Pea

Day 25 - Dukes and Duchesses :: Day 26 - Heathered Nest

Day 27 - Lovely Etc. :: Day 28 - Stone Gable Blog

Below are direct links to each ornament post, which we will add to daily. So be sure to come back each day so you don' t miss any of them!

1 comment

  1. I love these ornaments! Where did you get the little presents? Or how did you make them? Thanks!


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