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24 June 2013

Dinosaurs on the desk of Catherine from The Life Styled Via The Glitter Guide
Table centrepieces via Sitting Tree Events

Animal-topped mason jars, perfect for jewelry or nail polish storage -  via Land of Nams


I've been meaning to DIY some gold animals for quite some time after spotting them in several stylish settings (see pictures above). They're cute and playful and I thought it'd be fun to dot a couple around my bookshelf and coffee table or maybe even re-create the animal-topped mason jars. After my Kate Spade Canvas DIY I had some gold spray paint left over, so it was just a simple case of finding the plastic animals and getting a bit of free time.

I opted for a bucket of mixed 'safari' animals for mine, but of course, you could choose something different like dinosaurs or farm animals. Or, go for one larger sized animal if you want a bigger visual impact. Once I had the animals I simply laid them out flat on newspaper, sprayed one side of them, waited for them to dry and then did the other. As easy as that! I'm really pleased with how they've turned out and the effect is just what I wanted. I have four of them in my living room and even though I have another 12 sat in their bucket, I think they're best staying there for now. I'm going for playful chic decor after all, not a zoo.

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21 comments:

  1. Love these! Any how inexpensive they would be too! Great idea.

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    1. Yes, they didnt cost much to do. If you know somewhere that just sells the animals individually too then it'd be even cheaper :)

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  2. Gold animals are so fun! I have some canisters I got from Etsy with little gold deers on them! Have a wonderful week :)

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Stella & Dot Giveaway on my blog
    Five Minute Style 

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    1. Yes, they really are. I'm planning to DIY myself some large jars with animals on soon. Got to find a use for the remaining animals :) x

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  3. This is adorable! At first I was like, where can I buy these! Can't believe you D.I.Y'd them yourself...I will have to give this a go. I agree with the last line of your post, it's good not to over do it or it won't be effective!

    Thanks for this cool idea :)

    Hailes<3

    Click here to check out my blog – Hailes Hearts Fashion

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    1. No problem. It's quite simple once you have the stuff. Let me know how it goes if you do try it out :) x

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  4. You may just have started my gold animal obsession!!!!
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. It's not such a bad obsession to have :)

      Thank you, hope you have a good week! x

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  5. What a cute idea! I've never seen this before as home decor! Haha, I like your last comment - less is more indeed! xx
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    1. Yes, agreed! Less is more, as far as these go anyway - maybe not with jewellery!! :D

      x

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  6. I love this. Might give it a try myself! I also really like your confetti canvas DIY post!
    Love your blog aswell :)

    Steph xx

    juststephblog@blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you hun! Let me know how it goes if you do try it :) x

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  7. This is a fab idea, they look lovely in all of the above photos. I especially love the mason jars - I might have to give this a go :) xx

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    1. Yes, the mason jars are really nice. I'm planning to use some of the remainder of my animals to make some like that :)

      x

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  8. Aw what a cute idea! I'd never be able to have them around as my cats would eventually get them all under the couch :)

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  9. I love this idea! Not come across anything like it before. They look like great decorations :)

    Ria x
    NatuRiaBeauty

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  10. I'm definitely going to try this! They look brilliant.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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