DIY dino garland

21 May

I made this for my daughter Rosie’s bed.  We should try and transition her to a big girl bed, yet instead I make her crib more enticing.  Rose is my resident Tomboy and I love it!

DIY Crafts: A Neon Animal Garland!

by in Handmade

DIY Neon Animal Garland - Erin Loechner

Neon animals and garlands are two of today’s hottest trends in the craft/party decor world, so why not combine the two to create a bright and vibrant neon animal garland? Here’s how!:

DIY Neon Animal Garland - Erin Loechner

MATERIALS: I spotted these plastic dinosaurs at the dollar store (my favorite spot for budget crafting!) and then headed to the hardware store for neon spray paint, twine and eyelets (screw eyes).

DIY Neon Animal Garland - Erin Loechner

INSTRUCTIONS: After spray-painting the dinos to my heart’s content, we pre-drilled a 1/16 inch hole in the center of their back and inserted screw eyes from the hardware store. Easy peasy!

DIY Neon Animal Garland - Erin Loechner

Stringing the garland is a piece of cake, as well – simply route the twine through each hanger and tie to secure (just to keep your dinos from sliding to the center after the garland is hung). I chose to use a natural twine to balance all of that crazy color so the look isn’t far too shocking to match the rest of my office. Luckily, the garland fits right in!

7 Responses to “DIY dino garland”

  1. This Sydney Life May 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Love it! :-)

    • loosygoosey May 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      thanks-have you done any fun projects lately?
      perhaps ignorant question-what is australia like this time of year?
      i have never been but would love to go!
      janis

  2. Welovelinen May 22, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Great idea! Sure kids will love the new look of their dinos!

    • loosygoosey May 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

      I think so too, need to start thinking of some outdoor projects:)

  3. Donna Amis Davis May 22, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Brilliant! Creative people like you just amaze me, what you can do with an idea and a can of spray paint.

    • loosygoosey May 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      that was incredibly nice-some people might consider it a time waste:)
      thanks-janis

      • Donna Amis Davis May 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

        Everybody has something they do with their extra time – Better than just watching TV, to create something fun.

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