Did you ever collect Precious Moments figurines? I always thought they were so sweet. I still have a couple that my dad gave me in an old curio cabinet.

They could certainly be considered outdated cheesy tchotchkes nowadays though. A new trend has emerged in art circles on social media of rescuing discarded figurines from thrift stores and giving them new life with clay and paint.

I LOVE repurposed art. I make some of my own in my spare time by thrifting old paintings and prints and putting song lyrics or funny and inspirational quotes on them. I've never really ventured into the 3-D art world, but I love watching polymer clay artist videos.

I recently discovered that an artist duo of two best friends from right here in Kentucky has jumped on this new trend. Here is a Tiktok video of one of their makeover creations.

 

@chicaandjo My latest altered Precious Moments piece starts with some destruction but it soon comes together beautifully to celebrate one of our favorite couples. How “swiftly” can you guess it? #preciousmoments#notsopreciousmoments#taylorswift#traviskelce#swifties#swifttok#alteredart @Taylor Swift @Travis Kelce @New Heights ♬ Valentine's heartwarming sweets making(1392964) - KBYS

Everyone's favorite lovebirds! Travis and Tay Tay. How adorable! Their newest transformation may be one of their biggest so far. I pity the fool who doesn't think this is cool!

@chicaandjo ♬ 80's Hard Rock - Sandy Neo Classical

Chica and Jo have a Facebook group called Altered Moments for other artists to share their creations and tips on making some of your own. Here are some more of their makeovers. First up, Wonka! THe tiny chocolate bar is so cute!

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"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!"

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Any Friends fans out there? This one made me cackle! I love the little details at the bottom.

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Chica & Jo Facebook
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Of course, this tough cutie patootie!

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Chica & Jo Facebook
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Taylor and Travis each rocking their own stadiums. Taylor's little bracelet is adorable.

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Chica & Jo Facebook
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You can find more on their website too! Lots of references to pop culture and holidays. Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Christmas Vacation, etc. What do you think would make a cute "Altered Moments" figure?

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