This post is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy in Africa.
Today I am honored to be partnering with The Nature Conservancy in Africa for their #Elegram campaign
to raise awareness and funds for the endangered African Elephant. My kids and I are huge fans of nature documentaries, and African Elephants are one of my faves to learn about (those elephant mamas mean business when it comes to protecting their babies!). Unfortunately the African Elephant population has decreased by half in the last 30 years.
That's where The Nature Conservancy
comes in with their amazing work. From training wildlife rangers to protect elephant habitats, to educating about the illegal sale of ivory, to providing small business opportunities to those who live among elephants, The Nature Conservancy is at the forefront of protecting this precious animal. And they need our help, too!
They are collecting 20,000 handmade elephants, or elegrams
, to help raise $150,000 for their elephant protection work in Africa. You can paint, doodle, or craft any size elephant your heart desires--just be sure to use the hashtag #elegram
to raise awareness on social media and upload a photo of your elegram on TNC's Elegram Project Page
To get your creative juices flowing, I've collected 12 cute and quirky elephant projects!
Is Laura shows us how to make this adorable elephant purse out of a rubber kitchen glove.
Make an Eames inspired elephant mobile with Vauvasaurus.
DIY Eames Elephant Organizer
Or an Eames desk organizer with Monster Circus.
Plastic Elephant Book Ends
Love Grows Wild shares how to make these fun elephant book ends.
Elephant Coin Purse
Stash your change in this cute little coin purse from My White Idea.
Toy Elephant Keychain
Take your favorite animal with you wherever you go with this how-to from Ginger Snaps.
Toilet Roll Elephant
A Patchwork Life shares how to make this easy recycled elephant.
Crochet Elephant Pattern
All About Ami shares this free pattern to make your own crocheted cuddly.
African Elephant Ring Holder
Store your rings in style with this how-to from Michaels.
DIY Elephant Memo Holder
Give your favorite notes and photos the gold treatment with this memo holder from Sugar and
Cardboard Elephant Toy
Make a whimsical cardboard elephant with El Taller de Papa.
Elephant Key Hook
And keep your keys all in one place with this easy project from Creative Soul Spectrum.
I hope you're feeling inspired to get your #Elegram on! And be sure to follow The Nature Conservancy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with their latest efforts to save the elephants!