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DIY neon animal pushpins

Add some bright, neon colors to your home or apartment with these neon animal pushpins. It's a great way to upcycle old plastic animal toys that you might have lying around. This DIY tutorial comes from the creative people at A Bubbly Life.


For this project, you will need:
-- Plastic animal toys (if you don't already have some, they are pretty cheap at toy store or online)
-- Primer paint
-- Neon paint (make sure it works on plastic)
-- Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
-- Paintbrush
-- Thumbtacks of pushpins
You can find the majority of these items at a craft store.

Prime and paint the animals

Use the paintbrush to cover the animals in primer. Let the primer dry completely. Then, use a clean paintbrush to cover the entire animals in neon paint. You may need to do a few coats of paint to really make the colors pop. Let the paint completely dry in between each coat of paint.

Glue on the thumbtacks

Use the hot-glue gun to attach the thumbtacks or pushpins to one side of the plastic animals. Let the glue dry completely. Use caution when using a hot-glue gun!

Stick your animal pushpins in your cork board and enjoy!

For more DIY projects for your home or apartment, check out the "DIY home" collection!
1 comment
Ahhhh so cute!! I love these! ^_^ I want to make some for my bedroom :)
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