Posted on September 13, 2013
Today’s DIY project was super fun for us, and we’re so excited to share it with you! We love eclectic and unique art, housewares, and décor, so we loved giving these little critters a flashy glow. We’re bringing these children’s toys outta the toy box and into the design world! Talk about evolution!
Here’s what you’ll need! (We found everything at Michael’s Craft Store!) :
1) A crisp white frame. With white matting (8×10)
2) Gold spray paint
3) Small, plastic, animal figurines
4) A hot glue gun and glue sticks
5) A drop cloth to catch rouge spray paint droplets (we used a trash bag!)
6) Sponge brushes for touchups
7) An X-Acto knife
Step 1: Use the X-Acto knife to cut the tail end off of each animal figurine
Step 2: Place the figurines on a drop cloth or plastic, outdoors, spaced apart. Allow ample time for your figurines to dry before turning them over to spray the other areas.
Step 4: Map out where you want to glue your figurines. Our frame was 8x10in so we spaced them horizontally at 2, 4, and 6 inches. And then vertically at 2.5, 5, and 7.5 inches Step 5: Glue! You only need a little bit, smaller than a dime size. Allow the hot glue to set for about 10 seconds after it hits the paper otherwise you’ll melt your animal! Gently attach your animal figurine and hold it there for 25 seconds.
Happy crafting! xoxo