Using Soft Stuffed Animals For More Than Toys
Stuff animals were once considered solely for use by children for play or comfort. Some people, however, collect higher quality soft stuffed animals for home decoration. They can be used in any room of the house. They're posed on chairs, sofas or even corners on their own custom made stools.
Many makers of the average stuffed animal also make these special animals on the side. They are more elegant than your average toy. They can also cost a good amount of money.
There are several things that make these more expensive toys different from your average kid's toy. One of these things is the time taken to design, and decorate them. Measures are taken to make sure that every detail is precise. From the linens and lace on a Victorian dress, to the ribbon on a top hat, details are everything. Materials are also high quality.
Because of this, you will probably not see these collectible animals in toy stores for children. There are, however, specialty toy stores that sell collectible toys. Just as shopping for specialty dishes costs more than usual, so do these animals. The cost covers the price of shipping to the store, and the fee the toy store owner must pay the craftsman for their work.
Where does one find these decorative toys? They are found in a number of places, but you are most likely to find them at craft shows, and specialty toy shops. Some craftsman have turned the craft of designing stuffed animals into a full time career, thanks to this novelty home decor idea.
Several stuffed animal makers take custom orders. They will make anything from a rare animal that isn't commonly made, to personalized stuffed dolls. Finding these individuals isn't as hard as you might think.
Asking around is the simplest way. Someone, somewhere, has recently purchased a stuffed toy for decor. They can be a family member or a friend. They will offer you two things. They will probably have a card with contact information. In addition to that, they will probably also have a sample of the work they got.
Doing an online search is another way to find results. Decorative toy sites often have a FAQ section. This is where you can find the answer about customized stuffed toys. Sometimes, it will be right on the front page, if they are known for custom orders, and some are.
If you go to a craft show, make sure to take business cards from the vendors. These vendors will more than likely be willing to do a custom order. They'll be even more willing if you have bought from them before. They like the repeat business.
Home owners have fun decorating with these creative creatures. They'll situate them on beds, window sills, and sometimes, even on the wall. They only limit is their creative mind. This aspect makes the art of decorating with toys very popular.
If decorating was soft of animals is is not your style, then that's okay. You can usually get them for presents. They make great baby shower gifts as well as a consolation gift for a toddler who is about to have a new sibling. If you aren't sure what to get, getting a gift certificate to your favorite craftsmen might be a good idea.
adding a soft childlike types to any home is easy with soft stuffed animals. If it is done correctly, elegance will definitely shine through. You can bring a lifetime of joy to your home and to everyone who visits.