Thursday, December 6, 2012

DIY Painted Animal Ornaments


You guys, these DIY painted ornaments are my favorite.  They took me all of 15 minutes to finish them, and they are just so CUTE!!

Right now I (along with everyone else) am a sucker for anything with gold on it, in it, around it, affixed to it...I've fallen hard for the gilded trend. Can you blame me? I'm not a bling person when it comes to fashion, but I can't get over the glitzy home decor trend.

Do you want to make these? Great! I'll show you how. I mean really, you could probably figure it out yourself, but hey....I took lots of pictures for you!

 

Here's what you need! 


- Paint. Spray paint, acrylic paint, chalkboard paint...whatever kind of paint you want to use. You just go for it. 

- Plastic animals! I thrifted some of these, but I found a few of them at Walmart as well. 

- Some sort of adhesive. I used hot glue primarily, but a few of the animals wouldn't stick very well, so I also used crafter's adhesive.

- A paintbrush to get in those hard to reach places.

- Any kind of twine, embroidery floss, leather strips, etc. to attach to the ornament for hanging.


Ok, so now that you've gathered all your supplies, start painting. I mixed it up between white and gold,  of course.


I haven't done this yet, but i thought it would be cool to do half white and half gold paint on a few of them! You can even add glitter if you want. Go crazy!! (but I guess have it on a cleanable surface unless you want to be picking glitter up until next Christmas)

After they've dried, fire up your hot glue gun! I was joking with a friend today about crafting, and how I should get a tattoo of 2 hot glue guns crossed..right on my shoulder. Well, only half joking. Part of me thinks that would be kinda cool....but then I thought about needles and broke out into a cold sweat.

Anyway.  Cut a 2-3'' strand of your thread, twine, etc. and add a drop of hot glue to the backside of the animal. I added mine more toward the top, so it would hang straight, but play with it. You'll know where it needs to be.




Let the hot glue dry, and you're done!! Seriously, how easy is that? These would make such cute gifts!!



Oh, and on a pretty cool side note, I submitted these to Martha Stewart's Instagram hashtag #marthastewartcrafts -- and they featured it! Are you following us on Instagram??  You can find us here: www.instagram.com/vintagewhites 



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Have a wonderful weekend..we'll see you on Friday!



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17 comments:

  1. so cute, so easy! And I love the little slideshow at the end...too cute!

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    1. Cute & easy...just the way we like our DIY's :) -- Thank you!! XOXO

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  2. What a great idea!! They turned out so cute!!

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  3. Adorable! I just love them! Also, a big congrats to you for the feature!

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  4. Just found you on Centsational Girl--You all are so cute! New email follower, don't want to miss anything-:)

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    1. Oh thank you so much!!! We're so happy to have you :) XOXO

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  5. love the animated GIF! when i looked at this post earlier i don't think it was working right so i was delightfully surprised when i noticed it this time! the first frame is the best!

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    1. I know...those GIF's are so hit and miss sometimes...but I love making them!! haha

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    1. Oh thank you!!! You should make some! :)

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  8. I LOVE these. So cute! Question: Where did you get those teeny tiny trees?

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    1. Thanks Jenni!! I actually got an entire box of vintage Christmas ornaments and trinkets from a lady for free! these guys were in it. The one on the very far right is from Joanns though, i think!

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  9. Hi! I clicked over from Folk magazines email sub. Such a cute idea! I too am a vintage junkie! On the East coast, tho. Looking forward to more great ideas!

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  10. Gorgeous! And I am in LOVE with that gif! So cool :)

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