24/04/2014

Loved It, Made It: DIY Animal Makeovers

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

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.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

Supplies:

  • Plastic animals (recycle some from the kids’ room)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter

Tip: Use a selection of contrasting fluoro, gold and silver colours to make your animals pop.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

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.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

Step 02: Divide up the sections of your animal and paint each section a different colour.

Be bold and mix and match contrasting colours.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

Step 03: Get your glitter on and cover the feet and tails and trunks with some sparkle.

Contrasting glitter grain size is fun too.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

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!

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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.

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