I realized, I need to blog more often, there is sooo much to share and talk about. Beautiful things around me inspire everyone. I guess am going to do that on regular basis now. Happy weekend everyone! :-))
One DIY trend that I’ve noticed over the past year or two is plastic animal figurines used for…just about anything! They’re super cheap, which makes them the perfect material for budget-friendly projects. And they’re very kid-friendly too! If you want to make them a little more grown-up, just give ‘em a coat of gold spray paint (or white)
1. Birthday candle holder.
This was one of the first animal projects I saw.
To make these, saw some plastic animals in half, spray paint them gold, and glue on magnets. You can put them on your fridge, but another genius way to use them is as a card holder.
A plastic dino sawed in half makes a whimsical set of bookends.
4. Jewelry dish.
Spray paint a small plate and an animal figurine the same color and glue the figurine in the center of the plate. Genius! I love this project in black, with the painted gold accents. It looks totally chic, and would be a great gift.
5. Drawer pulls.
6. Place card holders.
Animal place card holders
7. Jar Lids
I personally love this, I think this is one of my favorite ideas for animal figurines–glue them to jar lids and make them into absolutely adorable storage. Perfect for craft supplies, candy, or to give away gifts!
8. An animal garland.
This idea couldn’t be easier. Spray paint some plastic animals, screw in eyelet hooks, and hang them as a garland for a party–or to put a smile on your face every day!
9. Party animal cake toppers–
complete with paper party hats. I LOVE this idea for a little kid’s birthday party. Actually, I would like them for my birthday cake too! Sooo stinking cute.
DIY dino planterSo much fun! Time to get your party animal on.
What’s your favorite out of all these ideas? Have you made a DIY project using plastic animals?
Thinking colorfully opens up your imagination and resets your brain, if you ask me! Watch a colorful film. I recommend The Darjeeling Limited (exuberant colors of India), The Wizard of Oz (the quintessential “Technicolor dream”), An Affair to Remember (burnt oranges, deep teals, rich reds of the 1950’s), Goldfinger (the “gold standard of spy films”), or Strictly Ballroom (sparkles, feathers, and lame, oh my!).
Create the perfect playlist. Avoid cliché, overplayed songs. Experience music! Listen to it live, learn the guitar, watch a piano lesson on YouTube—who knows, it could inspire you!Look up some colorful artists, and buy yourself some posters of their work. Make a bucket list of must-see museums. For you cultured abroad ladies, see how many you can hit!
Seek public art and take pictures of it. DO art, even if you think you’re terrible at it. Sign up for a drawing, painting, or pottery class, or take pictures of anything and everything.
Try your hand at a short story, start a journal, launch a book club (even if it’s just you and a friend), or ask to audit a literature class.Remember this quote from Pablo Picasso: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art, design and color not only strengthens your personality and confidence but also helps you think more liberally.