Easy DIY Christmas Gift for the Kid who has Everything.

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

  1. 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.
  2. Use your hot glue gun to hold those suckers in place
  3. Cover the mirror or glass with painting tape preferably. If that’s not available, washi tape & construction paper work fine as well.
  4. Spray one coat, wait 3 mins, spray another coat.
  5. Make sure to turn your frames as you work, getting the underbellies & tops of the toys.
  6. 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.


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