DIY Neon Animal Mobile


Last week I made a fun mobile to add to Sydney’s new reading corner!

DIY Neon Animal Mobile, via

I’m so excited to share it with you. It’s a very easy and inexpensive DIY. The first thing I did was pick up some toy animals at the dollar store.

DIY Neon Animal Mobile, via

I drilled a small hole in each animal, all the way through, (closer to the head to help balance out weight).

DIY Neon Animal Mobile, via
Then I painted them different neon colors. I used acrylic paints, spray paint, and nail polish.

DIY Neon Animal Mobile, via
I then added a glossy clear coat for extra protection.

DIY Neon Animal Mobile, via

Next, using a needle and thread, I strung each animal onto a string, and secured them tightly with hot glue.

DIY Neon Animal Mobile, via www.thegoldjellybean.comI created the base of the mobile by simply using two wooden dowels, glue, and lots of string. Then I tied all of my threaded animals onto the mobile.

DIY Neon Animal Mobile, via

And that’s it! Sydney loves the fun, bright colors. The mobile is the perfect addition to her brand new reading nook!

Throwback Thursday : Dinosaur & Animal Photo Holders


Today I’m bringing back an old post from last spring. I originally posted this project on my old site Sunbutter & Jelly, and I wanted to get it back up on my blog to share with you! This is a super easy dollar store DIY. Using some spray paint and an x-acto, I turned these little plastic figures into photo / place card holders. I love the finished product, they add playfulness and humor to our decor!

Pick out the plastic animals of your choice.

Use an utility knife or x-acto to cut a slit in the top of the animal.

Be sure to cut deep enough to hold a card or pic, but don’t cut all the way through.

In a well ventilated and protected area, spray color of your choice.

Let dry, and then they’re ready to use!

You can even use them for place card holders. How cute would these be for a kids birthday party!?

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And don’t forget to stop by and vote for me COM Top 25 Creative Moms of 2013!

My Etsy Store is Now OPEN!


Good Morning! I hope everyone had an absolutely fabulous weekend! We certainly did. It was quite productive, and I am bursting at the seams with excitement. The Gold Jellybean Etsy store is officially open for business! I put a handful of items up last night, and already made a sale. I will be adding more items throughout today. Be sure to check it out by clicking the link in the menu bar above! I am selling various vintage items, mostly home decor but some clothes and jewelry, and handmade dolls. One doll is in the shop so far, and another is coming soon.

Here is a little reminder of some of the items in there, which I previously posted in a sneak peek:

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