March 28, 2012

Glitter Pig

A few months back I bought a plastic toy pig figure thing at Michael's. (My best quality is my spot-on articulation. Lol, not.) I have absolutely no idea what posessed me to buy it or what my intentions were with the pig. I just picked it up and put it in my cart. And that was that. 

Fast forward to now. I subscribe to the Blowup Blog where they have made super cute DIY home decor out of toy animals. Check this. Upon seeing this post, my reaction was obviously, "Man, I wish I thought of that first! Crafty bitches.

Instead of repeating their project, I decided to craft-attack my pig in a very Melissa manner: with glitter... duh.


Now this glittery rein deer that I bought at Urban Outfitters 4 years ago has a friend!
Yes, the rein deer was supposed to be a Christmas ornament. But I'm Hannukah and it's not fair that I don't get to buy pretty ornaments! So I bought it for my bookshelf. If you don't like it, then you can go fly a kite!

On the other hand, you might want to postpone this craft for December, replace the green glitter with red or gold, and stick it on your Christmas tree. Boom! Ornament. That's a thing people do... right? I don't know about it because no one ever invites me to their tree decorating parties. That's a hint to some of my friends. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

(Also, does this count as festive/seasonal/holiday crafting? Cause I totally suck in that deptartment. I know I'm a few months early, but still... I gave you a *pretty* good idea.) 


1. Paint brush from Michael's.
2. Modpodge from Michael's. 
3. Glitter from Michael's.
4. Pig figurine from Michael's. 

Step 1:
Paint the plastic pig with modpodge.

Step 2:
Pour glitter over the plastic pig.

Step 3:
Cover the glitter with modpodge to seal it. 

How much glitter is too much glitter?
Tru dat, LiLo. Tru. Dat. 


Maya said...

oh my god! It's so cute! glitter pig kind of sounds like a super hero name haha. And no, there is never a limit to too much glitter!

Sewandthecity said...

I love this green pig...I will try this with deers for Christmas. I just made some glitter covered Easter eggs, but sealed the glitter by spraying hair spray.

Samantha said...

i am obsessed with glitter things! i have a flamingo and a virgin mary! i may have to have a play around this weekend with some farmyard animals! love them! xx

Michele said...

One can NEVER have too much glitter!

Anonymous said...

new reader here, I LOVE this! I keep seeing people painting animal toys metallic or neon online, but glitter is definitely more my style too

xo ashley

Heather Anelie Holloman said...

Hi, I love your blog, and this is a really great idea! I feel like I want to do this with old school McDonalds toys. I Wonder how long people could sit in my living room staring at them until someone said, "Hey, is that one of the Rescue Rangers decked out in glitter over there?"

FlowerLand said...

I LOVE glittered animals!!! You are so fun!:)

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