DIY GIRLY DINOSAURS
My youngest daughter is obsessed with dinosaurs. But she’s also really into things that are sparkly, pink, and super girly! While we were taking a wonderful stroll around Hobby Lobby we came across this adorable dino display. It was full of these really cool signs, garland, figurines, and more. The only thing was that everything was dark blue, orange, dark green, red. Which are great colors but her favorites are pink, mint, purple, light green…and glitter lol! Hobby Lobby didn’t have any dinosaur décor in those colors. One of the things she really really really loved were these ceramic dinos. Again, they were in the typical “boy” colors. So I thought ‘Megan, just buy some plastic ones and paint them’. So I did just that!
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See, super adorable dinosaur décor but it doesn’t really go with glittery unicorns and magical butterflies.
The next day we took a trip to our local Walmart to find some inexpensive dinosaurs and spray paint. My sweet girl was so excited! She got to pick which dinosaurs she wanted AND she got to pick the colors. It was so cute watching her little face light up choosing things for her room.
She picked out three different dinosaurs and chose the colors light pink, mint green, and white.
Make super girly dinosaurs for your daughter’s bedroom
Here’s what you’ll need
glossy spray paint WITH primer, I used CANDY PINK, WHITE, MODERN MINT
ONE- The first thing I did was place a push pin in each dinosaur foot. Since the dinosaurs are hard plastic it was a little difficult to get them in.
TWO- Shake the can really well then spray a layer of paint on each dinosaur. I bought the “fancy” spray paint, as I like to call it, because it has primer already in it. It’s cheaper and easier in the long run to just buy the more expensive spray paint so you have less layers to paint and it takes less time to finish your project.
THREE- Let that layer completely dry. I let mine dry overnight just to be sure it was fully dry.
FOUR- Spray a second layer on each dinosaur.
FIVE- Let your dinosaurs dry. Since I used gloss spray paint it seemed to take the dinosaurs a long time for the second layer to dry. I let them sit for a full 48 hours before taking the pushpins out of their feet. Because my daughter will be playing with them I am letting them cure for 30 days.
Seriously, these are the CUTEST dinosaurs!!
I have plans to make her MANY more girly dinosaur decorations for her room soon. One that will include some glitter too!
I hope this inspires you to create some adorable dino décor for your own little girl. If you do GIRL UP your dinos I’d love to see what you come up with! As with all of my DIY posts if you have any questions please ask away. I’m always happy to help.