Thursday, June 5, 2014

The one with the dino and polkadot jewelry dish

Some time ago (actually months ago.....) I started this DIY. Somewhere in winter, I found a photo of an Anthropologie trinket dish. Silly me forgot to pin it, but in my mind it was white, had polkadots, and involved an animal figurine. I DO remember a very scary price tag. I don't like scary price tags, but I do like recreating things I like, low budget style! I got a dinosaur figurine at the toy store back in january, started painting away and for some reason the pink dino ended up in a closet and stayed there. I guess the dinosaur wasn't a big fan of winter (just like me) and decided to go into hibernation mode..... It resurfaced again a week ago.


What you'll need:
  • an animal figurine
  • paint (or spray paint)
  • glue
  • a plate
  • a paint brush
  • a nail




Cover your workspace with an old newspaper and start painting away. This dino apparantly wasn't a big fan of the colour pink, and needed multiple layers to go from green to pink. Maybe spray painting would have been the better option, but I got this paint a long time ago and it needed to be used! 



After the painting, and when the dino is all nice and dried up, glue it's feet to your plate. Give it some time to dry.





Try out some different sized nails on a scrap piece of paper, to see which size of polka dots you like most. And surround the little dude (or dudette) with dots.




Let it dry, et voila!






 
Have you been doing DIY's lately? I'd love to see your tutorial or result in the comments below! If you're in need of more DIY ideas, you can find some projects over here.



26 comments:

  1. That turned out awesome! I also like that necklace :)
    Sometimes I see a nice piece of clothing...then look at the price tag and think "no way" and figure out a way to make my own version!

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    1. I love it when other people do the thinking part, and I just need to do the making part :-)

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  2. How cute is that! And of course I love the pink dino :)

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  3. YES! I know exactly what trinket holder you're talking about! Your version is actually a little better because of the color. :-)

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    1. I might be a bit biased, but I like mine too ;-)

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  4. What a great idea! I actually have an Anthro ring/trinket holder with a giraffe that someone bought me as an engagement gift. I have to say, yours is even cooler! I'll have to try this.

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    1. What a great gift idea for an engagement!

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  5. that is cute....and the necklace is awesome! :0)
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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    1. Isn't it? I got the necklace when I was in a treat yourself kind of mood :-)

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  6. Wow, M! This is such a great result!

    Anthropologie's price tags are scary for sure. Good for you, proving that we can easily become designers (and makers!) ourselves!

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    1. I love everything about Anthropologie, accept the prices.

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  7. Oh, how fun is this!? I'm always looking for a way to store my jewelry better. This would make me smile every day :)

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  8. Love this! It looks super fun :)

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  9. I love dinosaurs! I just drew a dinosaur notebook but I haven't listed it yet. Yours is really awesome! :)

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  10. Oh, he's so cute and the colour you chose is gorgeous! This is such a fun way to display your jewellery (and I love recreating things for cheaper too, it's so satisfying!) The rings stored on his arm are just adorable! xx

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  11. Love the pink color choice for this project! Whimsical and totally usable!
    Great idea! Many best wishes for summer dear friend!

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  12. oh. my. goodness. this is THE most adorable idea, ever! and i love that you chose a dinosaur, it's so quirky and fun. totally copying this

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  13. This is a great idea and it turned out so cute! I never thought to do this but now you've got me thinking. I've been looking for a cute little dish to put in my bathroom for my jewelry and my fitbit. This would be a cute one!

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  14. This is sooo cool Marieken! and that's a very pretty dino. I'm pinning this now x

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  15. This is a really cute idea. I like the neon pink and random dots in the plate - so pretty :)

    Lu, www.balgarka.co.uk

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  16. OMG! This is just too cute, Marieken, and easy to do.

    PS My boys would love that dino for sure! :D

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  17. Aww...what a sweet idea and it turned out so beautiful:) Love your posts. Kisses, sweetie.

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