Such pretty buildings in Paris. The view from everywhere feels just perfect.
I’ve seen these fluoro animals floating around Pinterest for ages now and had them bookmarked to try.
I had some paint left over from the little geometric painting I did last weekend, so I thought it was the perfect time to make good on the make-overs I’d been promising these little guys!
This is a really cute kids project, perfect for a Spring update on all those animals in the toy box.
- Plastic animals (recycle some from the kids’ room)
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brush
Tip: Use a selection of contrasting fluoro, gold and silver colours to make your animals pop.
Step 01: Paint all of your animals with a base coat of white.
I painted on two layers to make sure all the original colours were covered nicely.
Step 02: Divide up the sections of your animal and paint each section a different colour.
Be bold and mix and match contrasting colours.
Step 03: Get your glitter on and cover the feet and tails and trunks with some sparkle.
Contrasting glitter grain size is fun too.
Step 04: To make sure your house doesn’t become a glitter festival as the kids play with these, apply a clear layer of Mod Podge or sealer.
This will keep the glitter in place and your sanity in tact!
I love how these turned out – they’re bright, bold and completely over-the-top!
Have you tried this cute trick before? Link up in the comments so I can check out your cute animals too.
I wanted to re-launch The Craft Room here at Love From Ginger (now that my broken arm is healed!) with a really simple DIY project, perfect for any season of the year.
This easy geometric painting can be made in one afternoon and you can change the colours to match the palette of the season or the shades of your home.
- Painter’s tape
- Acrylic Paints
Tip: Use an old plate to mix your colours.
Step 01: Mask off your triangles with your painter’s tape.
To save time, start from both ends and work into the middle so you can paint two triangles at a time.
I didn’t measure mine out to be even as I wanted a more organic look.
Step 02: Paint your triangles and leave to dry.
If you want your paint to dry quickly, place your painting outside in the sun.
Once dry, paint another coat to make sure the colours are vivid.
Step 03: Keep painting all of your triangles until you’ve covered your canvas.
The most fun part of this project is choosing the colours. You could make a bright, contrasting palette for summer, or a muted, dark selection of tones for winter.
Place your painting on a shelf that needs a pop of colour and you’re done!
I’d love to see your paintings – link up in the comments so we can share the geometric love.
I have so many projects in the works at the moment, but in an age where immediacy is our daily currency, it’s hard to wait sometimes for the final reveal.
It’s a good idea to remember that sometimes the really good things take time.