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Gilded Animal Note-Holders

Is your desk looking a little wild lately? Kids will love these whimsical note-holders, helping them keep track of homework, projects, and school date reminders with roaring success.

Photography: Andrew Ingalls

Source: Martha Stewart


  1. Drill a small hole in the top center of the animal figurine where the note-holder clamp will be inserted.
  2. Apply 1-2 coats of craft paint to one half of the animal figurine with a basic brush and let dry.
  3. Adhere stencil tape around the entire body making a closed triangular design.
  4. Apply 1 coat of liquid gilding to the unpainted half of the figurine with a basic brush; add smaller gilded accents with a detail brush.
  5. Peel off tape immediately and let completely dry.
  6. Insert the note-holder clamp into the pre-drilled hole, using hot glue to secure.

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