Plastidermy Giveaway

I ran across Plastidermy on Etsy by complete accident (but a very happy accident.) I immediately fell in love with their unique take on taxidermy! Not only do I absolutely adore what they do, their story really touched that special place in my heart where I hold my childhood memories!


So how did Plastidermy come to life? Mary and her husband had been literally toying with some ideas on how to repurpose childhood items. They both had some really memorable toys as children that they parted with, that they wish they could somehow resurrect and bring into their adulthood. With that in mind, they knew that maybe that was a feeling other adults could identify with. So after a few long car drives and brainstorms they came up with Plastidermy. It's a way of incorporating childhood mementos into our daily lives in a very quirky but adult like way.

Their inspirations come from that feeling you had when you were a kid building forts in the living room and pretending you had magical powers, that kind of limitless abandon is what inspires them. Mary and her husband, both, suffer from the "Peter Pan" syndrome to some degree and thrive in that childlike enchantment. Their childhoods were spent playing outside and imagining the impossible, and now that they are adults they both let that experience inspire them to create things which are age appropriate but not absent of fun.

They have been kind enough to offer one of their 5x7 3D Golden Triceratops art pieces to one lucky winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

"Our entire workspace looks like a plastic animal horror story and we are basically the serial killers. We chop and saw all of the animals in half or cut off their heads to incorporate those pieces into our work. We are left with unused halves and decapitated plastic animals and it looks kind of sad. The whole process of working the animals can be a little sad because in a way we are destroying the toys from their original state and working them into something new. We have a sleuth of super glue frenzy horror stories in which we were harmed, not the animals."

36 comments

  1. I have seen them on pinterest, I absolutely ADORE the dinos! Mike was a huge fan of them, still has some, too. Also has all of his old cars, power rangers, and other action figure toys. I wish I would have been able to save my Barbies. :( I have nothing left from when I was a child other than my Barney stuffed animal. Which Madison has now. :)

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  2. I wish I had saved my first teddy bear. I still love teddys, used to have a collection and have several now, but I wish I still had my good old Panda Bear.

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  3. I wish I could've kept my Skip It!

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  4. I definitely had an old Pee Wee Herman doll I loved, wish I woulda kept that! And this dino art is amazing! I totally want to buy everything in their store.

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  5. Dinosaur Tail key holder, wood key hanger is cute

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  6. I wish I could have taken better care of and saved my light bright. I played with that toy alllllllllll day.

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  7. I wish I would've saved my barbies.

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  8. I wish I would have saved my Kewpie dolls.
    susan chester

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  9. My family lost nearly everything in a fire when I was about 11-12 years old. All my toys were gone. I'd love to have been able to keep my dollhouse and the Barbie clothes hand made by my aunt.

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  10. I had a Raggedy Ann doll that had been my mom's. I have no idea what happened to it, but I really wish I still had her today!

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  11. Dinosaur artwork/ gold dinosaurs/ 5x7/ mixed media/ office space art/ plastic taxidermy/ these are so cool!

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  12. I have to agree with someone up top, My Raggedy Ann doll, I had the original Ann and Andy and I loved them so!! I remember having them when I was 8 years old still and then nothing after that. =( I want them!!

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  13. I wish I could have saved my teddy- Snarfadoodle!

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  14. I wish I saved my Cabbage Patch doll.

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  15. I wish I still had all my cute stuffed animals - I always loved them above all else as a child.

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  16. My first bicycle!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  17. I like the cake toppers!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  18. Wish I saved my Rainbow Brite dolls.

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  19. Wish I saved this little bear/dog toy thing I got when I was born. I had it up until i was 16 and then it got lost on the Highway somewhere in Arizona. :/

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  20. My favorite item from the shop is the giveaway item Triceratops but I also like the larger piece holding 12 different species of dinosaurs Dinosaur art/ mixed media/ office space art/ taxidermy art

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  21. I wish I would have saved all of my Barbie dolls.

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  22. I had a "light board" that you would draw fashion designs on them.

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  23. I like the dino wood key holder, I need one and its awesome!

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  24. I wish I would of saved my Snoopy closet house set with extra clothes, that and the barbie house my mom made in jr high that had orange shag carpet.

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  25. My favorite game Trickey Trash Truck wilcarvic
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  26. I wish I would have saved a couple of my favorite stuffed animals.
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  27. I like the Dinosaur wood wall mount the best.

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  28. I wish I would have saved my barbie playhouse and all my barbie accessories. My daughter would love those right now.

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  29. I wish I had saved my Cabbage Patch Kids.

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  30. Many things I wish I would have saved but especially my view finder and my pound puppies!

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