Self Decoration

Recycle and Upcycle Happy Meal Toys


Eh, so sometimes when my husband and I are running late or feeling really nasty we’ll grab happy meals — mainly just when the toys are cute… but what the hell do you do with the little plastic toys after you eat your meal?

Make something out of them!

My plan was to attach gems and glitter all over my lovely ponies and headbands with sweet unicorn emblems. Every headband is on it’s way to a special home for fun and whimsy instead of being chewed up in Wanwan’s bed or thrown in the garbage. šŸ˜‰ Perhaps soon we’ll do some more silly DIY with all the plastic junk we always come across! ha

(go ahead and keep the box too for silly gifts to friends — haha)

Show me the plastic flash

Unconditional Kisses

Eating the food is like eating the box

You want dis?

Photos by Benjamin Amick <3 Dress: Manoush; Headband: DIY; Shoes: Russe & Rilakuma

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  • Reply Joseph H 11/10/2009 at 8:09 pm

    Ohhh, so cool! (@twinkiechan tweeted the link.)

  • Reply Aimee 11/10/2009 at 9:07 pm

    I <3 My Little Pony! Happy Meals, not so much. šŸ™‚

  • Reply athinalabella 11/11/2009 at 12:25 am

    You are soooo cute šŸ˜‰ and I still love collecting and playing with toys too. I say they are for my daughter, but they are for me too, :lol:. Love this very much.

  • Reply amberrenee 11/11/2009 at 1:23 am

    hehe, yeah happy meals are gross! but cute! <3 the little box excites me when it has my favorite characters -- haha Hello Kitty and 80s toys! i just can't say no! ack!

  • Reply kimi 11/15/2009 at 1:11 pm

    you know what would be cute? those sanrio happy meal watches in the hair!! random thought XD xxx

  • Reply amberrenee 11/17/2009 at 2:47 am

    Oh thank you so much.. and Kimi, the watches are a great idea! I sense a kimi&amber watches shoot soon. <3 Recycling is funnn haha.

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  • Reply Kim Bishop 12/02/2009 at 4:52 pm

    This is a super cute idea and I love the pictures.

  • Reply Ariel Grimm 12/08/2009 at 5:02 pm

    I absolutely love this idea! I have found many My Little Ponies in the Thrift Store Dumpster and brought them home for decoration. I was eying some small ponies at my local thrift store but didn’t get them because I didn’t know what I would do with them…then I saw this! I rode my purple bicycle down to the store and bought them for 50 cents. Then I made the headband… Check it out here

  • Reply amberrenee 12/08/2009 at 9:40 pm

    Oh Ariel.. you are SO getting featured here. <3 That's amazing.

  • Reply Ariel Grimm 12/09/2009 at 12:56 am

    Oh my goddess, thanks!

  • Reply athinalabella 12/09/2009 at 2:15 am

    Cute headband Ariel, I love it. šŸ˜‰

  • Reply erica 01/05/2011 at 10:08 pm

    i love this!

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