So I'm perusing through Francesca's a few weeks ago, and I came across these awesome wine toppers that held gilded dinosaur figurines. I was really into them, but for $12 a piece?
Obviously my first reaction was "how do I make this myself?" and although some (read: most) DIY projects end up costing more than purchasing, this one actually was way less!
The black wine toppers are from Amazon ($10 for a pack of 4), and the dinosaurs are from Toys R Us (but you can find them nearly anywhere - even Michaels! - for just a couple bucks each).
Super simple, you can finish these in a few hours! And you only need a few things:
Wine stoppers (rubber, flat topped)
Dinosaur Figurines (bring your wine stoppers to the store to ensure you're buying the right size dino :)
Spray Paint Primer
Gold Spray Paint
Sorry about the shadows in the photos! I was too eager to do this project and I ended up taking pictures during the evening sunset (bad blogger, bad!)
First, prime your dinosaur figurines. Mine took two coats of primer since they were brightly colored plastic toys.
Once dry, go ahead and spray paint them with your gold paint - then let dry completely.
Once completely dry, all that's left to do is glue your dinosaurs to the base!
I had to place my T-rex upside down in a shallow jar to let the glue set properly because his feet were off-set and he didn't rest over top of the wine stoppers like the other two dinosaurs #highmaintenance
Once the glue is dry, you're all set to put your beautiful wine toppers on display!
Celebrate your complete project with a glass of wine, naturally.