Who doesn’t love saturated hues and dinosaurs, am I right? Each year, Christmas shopping is made easy by Amazon wish-lists and toy catalogs with perfectly circled toys & treats. As much as I love to get the kids in my life exactly what they wished for, it’s fun to throw a wrench in their lives by gifting them something I made myself. I visit my local thrift shop at least once a week, & started collecting toy dinosaurs & mirrors for the project below. Since I had the spray paint, glue gun, & plastic tarp on hand, each mirror came out to be less than $5 each to make. Suck it, Target.
Before each project, I love to lay out all my supplies in an aesthetically pleasing format. Completely normal.
Cheap & Easy DIY Dino Mirrors
- Arrange your dinosaur toys (really any small toys will do) around your mirror or frame to get an idea of what your finished product will look like.
- Use your hot glue gun to hold those suckers in place
- Cover the mirror or glass with painting tape preferably. If that’s not available, washi tape & construction paper work fine as well.
- Spray one coat, wait 3 mins, spray another coat.
- Make sure to turn your frames as you work, getting the underbellies & tops of the toys.
- After 30 mins, remove the tape & enjoy!
All in all, this project took about 40mins of my time, well worth the effort & I can’t wait to gift them.