It's pretty easy to make these cool little dudes....
First, go to the dollar store and buy a pack of plastic dinosaurs (and maybe even some army men too!). Spray paint them gold and let them dry, then put on a extra coat for good measure.
These guys are a perfect little bookshelf charm.
I used some of them to decorate some of my Christmas gifts this year: I wrapped them in brown craft paper and I tied them on with baker's twine. Very cute! If you want to add a little sparkle, spray those puppies with some Scotch spray on adhesive and sprinkle on some glitter to get this kind of effect:
(from Sarah Glover's Etsy shop)