Oct 18, 2012

DIY: Make your own animal brooch

As mentioned in this post, I promised a tutorial on how to make the easiest animal brooches in the world. I honestly don't even need to give instructions, its that simple. I've been making a ton because they are so fun!

Step one: Get some gold spray paint! I used this stuff, it worked very well.

Step two: Get some plastic animals! (You're saying to yourself, OF COURSE.) Craft stores, thrift stores, and younger siblings should be able to supply this crucial part of the project.

Step three: Spray them with paint, both sides, let one side dry before you flip it over to paint the other.

Step four: Glue on a pin back. I used an epoxy because that stuff can hold anything together.

There you have it! You can make as many pins as your heart desires, and I think they would make pretty cute little christmas gifts too.
Please share photos if you make any! And e-mail me if you have any questions.


  1. I am smacking myself in the forehead! Duh how simple! Thanks for opening my eyes :P


  2. This is GENIUS! I asbolutely love it! I am now imagine gold and silver ones, with little beads for eyes etc... I mean you could get really fancy! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Absolutely! I was thinking maybe using my dremel tool and setting some stones in there for color! Nothing expensive of course, but that crab needs a fake jewel in his shell I think.

  3. such a brilliant idea! love the crab.


  4. gold spray - a very interesting effect. I really like this idea! Snail is wonderful!

  5. Now I'll definately be on the lookout for animal figures suitable for this project. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Such an awesome idea! love it xx