A long time ago, these adorable photo holders showed up in my email. I found them a touch expensive and I also thought that I could probably make them myself. Since then I have half-heartedly looked for the perfect animal figure for this project. I was hoping to find a turtle, but it didn't have to be. I haven't been able to find a suitable figurine.... Until now! I was in a dollar store today and they had a bag full of turtles. Well, five turtles, but still.. And for one dollar!!!! SOLD.
Once home, I got out a utility knife and started sawing at the turtle. I stopped after a few minutes because I realized that it would easily take me a week to get through this and I knew that Hubby would have a tool that would make short work of it. When he got home I asked about it and he set me up quickly with a band saw. Luckily for me, he is a smart guy and he had the turtle secured to a piece of wood so that it would remain stable during the cutting. I never thought of that and would have wrecked it for sure. A few minutes later, I had two turtle halves! Did you know that these little rubber animals are hollow? I didn't. I filled the hollow part with some light weight air dry clay and added magnets and now I have a cute little turtle photo holder!