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The Easiest and Cheapest Home Accessory, EVER….?!

There is quite a trend going on for decorative accessories (usually in gold) of various creatures and insects so we thought it would be fun to have a go at spray painting some children’s plastic toys to get the same effect at a fraction of the price. Hence the easiest and cheapest home accessory ever title.

The Easiest and Cheapest Home Accessory, EVER….?!

These cute plastic toys came in an assorted bag full from Amazon for the princely sum of £8.99.

The Easiest and Cheapest Home Accessory, EVER….?!

5 minutes outside with a tin of gold spray paint and we now have a gold creature each for our desks. Can you guess who was allocated which creature? Amelia made the decision for us – crab for Hollie (snap, snap) lobster for Amelia (no suntan possible, just a delightful shade of red) and I get the turtle because apparently I’m placid. Well I’ve always likened myself to Henry Kissinger. Being the mother of five hones those peace keeping skills!

The Easiest and Cheapest Home Accessory, EVER….?!

I’ve saved the dolphin, seal and whale for my impeding grandson’s bath time as I thought a small gold seal would look a bit odd on the desk and they didn’t have the same meaning for us.  Now, despite this being rather quick to do, you might not have the time or the inclination to do it yourself (Hollie certainly wouldn’t!), so we’ve sourced our very own gold grasshopper and gold ants for the less crafty among us.

The Easiest and Cheapest Home Accessory, EVER….?!

Jacqui x

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Photography: Amelia Brooks/ Styling: Amelia and Jacqui Brooks

‘The Easiest and Cheapest Home Accessory, EVER….?!’ written by Jacqui Brooks

 

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11 replies to “The Easiest and Cheapest Home Accessory, EVER….?!”

  1. Keri says:

    How cute!! Creative and fun accessories !! Love it!!

  2. This is so cute and such a simple idea! What kind of spray paint did you use? I have my favourites but it’s always nice to discover new ones and these came out so well! xxx

  3. Suzanne Barley says:

    Your website makes me happy

  4. Lanie says:

    Where did you get the toys?

  5. Bergez Eve says:

    Dear Ladies,
    These are lovely. Do you spray the items directly on the objects or do you spray the paint in a”tin” and then apply with a brush?
    Thank you!

  6. Bergez Eve says:

    Dear Ladies,
    These are lovely. Do you spray the items directly on or do you spray the paint in a”tin” and then apply with a brush?
    Thank you!

    • Hollie@MiaFleur says:

      Hi Bergez. Glad you like them! We spray them directly – we just put down an old piece of card down outside, place the item on it and spray away. Make sure not to do it on a windy day though, otherwise you’ll have a gold garden!

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