I have been itching to DIY another decorative orb since my recent post on how to “create” a brass urchin using a kid’s toy. This time I wanted something a bit more substantial and chunky so I made a trip [with my best little shopper] to our local Petco. Yep, I’m officially nuts!
As soon as I turned a corner in the pet toy aisle I spotted these perfectly geometric rubber dog toys.
I purchased one of each size and once home, I got busy prepping and painting them. I did learn something from my brass urchin paint job and that is…if you want a nice smooth, crack-free paint job on your plastic items use a plastic spray primer.
I gave each “orb” a coat of primer [it goes on clear] and let it dry for one hour. Once dry I decided to paint each orb something other than gold as I am craving something different. GOLD It’s everywhere! So I brought out my gloss black and aubergine spray paints. I did add some gold glitter afterwards [baby steps prying my fingers off the gold I guess].
I gave each a quick coat and let dry for another hour.
Once that coat was dry I decided to spritz each with gold glitter spray for the holidays. I think once Christmas is over I will re spray each a solid color.
Here they are! After a couple hours I transformed a dog’s toy to a decorative orb that now graces the end table in our family room!
Unless you get REALLY close to these or pick them up, you would never know they are really a dog’s play toy! I think I will place a battery-operated tea light in the bottom of each for some extra fun. Or I might squeeze in a miniature potted succulent. You can do so many things with these!
linking this crazy project up to: