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.




10 comments:

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

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  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 :)

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    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.

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  3. such a brilliant idea! love the crab.

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

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

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  6. Such an awesome idea! love it xx

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