Thursday, January 3, 2013
Paper Mache Giraffe Ring Dish
A few weeks ago I had this sudden inspiration for a project with sequins (I honestly have no idea what it was now). I walked a couple blocks to our local fabric store, thinking surely they would have them, and was pretty shocked to find there wasn't a single sequin in sight. Then I remembered we live in Brooklyn now, where it can be super irritating and time consuming to find something that in most other places would just require a quick trip to Michaels. (Ok, I've probably never accomplished only spending a few minutes in Michaels, but you get the idea).
I didn't have time to go all around looking for something silly like sequins, but I thought I would make a last-ditch effort and went into a toy/party store. 10 minutes later I came out with no sequins and 20 miniature plastic animals. I have no idea why! I've been seeing tons of cute DIYs with them on Pinterest forever now and figured I would come up with something. (Hubs was understandably confused when he came home later and I had them sitting on our coffee tables hoping they would inspire me to do something with them).
Anyways - as I was unpacking my jewelry bag from my Florida trip the other day I realized that the giraffe, and his super long neck, would be perfect for holding rings! I'm super excited with how it turned out. Now I just need something else to do with the other 19 animals.
I forgot to take a picture of all the supplies, but here is what you will need:
- scraps of paper (I used magazine pages)
- white glue
- a dish or something to use as a mold (wrapped in plastic wrap)
- white craft paint
- gold liquid leaf (I used the classic gold color)
- paintbrush you don't mind throwing away
- small plastic giraffe
- white paint pen
- E6000 glue
- clear glossy varnish
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