I've had the idea to make "love bug" pins for months now, so I'm super excited to finally be able to share this DIY with you guys... Seriously though, how cute is this? I'm so in love with these little guys and all I can think about now is what else I can turn them into... Rings, earrings, stir sticks — the possibilities are pretty much endless!
So if you want to make a set of your own, here's what you'll need:
— Small plastic bugs (you can find similar ones in toy stores).
— Gold spray paint.
— Red acrylic paint.
— Thin paint brush.
— Pin backers (available at most craft stores)
— Strong adhesive.
Start by spraying a coat of gold spray paint evenly over the figures. Once fully dry, paint a small heart on their sides using acrylic paint. My best advice would be to make two parallel dots and then join them together in a 'V' shape.
From there, secure your pins to the back of the insects using a strong glue, pressing down firmly for at least 30 seconds to adhere. Allow them to dry fully before clipping them on and heading out the door... So easy!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you guys enjoyed today's Love Bug DIY! Stay tuned for more fun Valentine's posts throughout the week... xx