by Mandy Pellegrin
Fabric Paper Glue
Creative and unexpected pieces make vignettes and gallery walls shine, which is one reason why I’m fascinated by the use of specimen displays as artwork. But I’m not gonna lie; three inch long bugs – dead as they might be – freak me right out. This three-step project is the perfect solution — innovative artwork with no actual contact with insects.
Large Plastic Toy Bugs
Heavy Duty Adhesive
Begin by giving your plastic bugs a few thin, even coats of bronze spray paint. For a playful addition to a baby’s nursery, substitute fun, bright colors or skip the spray paint altogether.
Once dry, figure out a well-spaced layout for the bugs on the shadowbox’s backing. I personally love the simple, velvet backing that came in mine but feel free to mix it up with some fabric or decorative paper.
Glue the bugs into place.
That’s it! Crazy easy, right?!