I’m gradually getting over my fear of spiders. And by gradually, I mean as long as they are plastic and gold, I am totally cool with them. I was shopping my favorite source the other day, The 99 Cent Store, and spotted these ginormous plastic bugs in the kids section. I had to have them. And since Valentine’s Day is on the brain, I turned them into giant love bugs! I think these would make hilarious gifts for your better half or your kiddos on February 14th, they are just so darn fun!
Giant Plastic Bugs (I found these at the 99 Cent Store. You could also use small bugs which are much more readily available!)
Spray Paint (Gold, if you’re asking for my opinion!)
Glitter + Mod Podge(Optional, but strongly encouraged)
Spray paint your bugs gold and let dry according to the directions on the can.
Using your craft paint, paint a small heart somewhere on the bug. I free handed mine but I imagine you could use a stencil if you want. Let dry.
And if you want to get a little fancier, add a bit of glitter! Cover your painted heart in mod modge and sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess and let dry.
You can leave these around the house and totally freak your loved ones out, or you can gift them like a normal person gifting a giant gold bug. I vote for the scare tactic, as long as I’m not the scare-ee!
If you aren’t a fan of the painted heart, you can pop a foam heart sticker on instead. That way, it can be removed and you can have just some awesome gilded bugs!
All Photos by Studio DIY
Whoever thought I’d be buying bugs and painting hearts on their butts, huh? Just a day in the life!