Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

A DIY kit: Gold spray paint dino jars!

Of course I love gold spray paint. And I've always wanted to make some spray paint animals, though wasn't sure what purpose they would serve.

Have you heard of Darby Smart? I hadn't until the founder Nicole reached out to me about reviewing one of their fabulous DIY kits!! Such a fun site, all kinds of DIY projects and all so cute and classy (designed mostly by awesome bloggers)--and they sell kits so you can order everything you need to make the project!

As you may have seen on my Instagram the other day, I got the gold dino jars kit (bonus for cute packaging!)--the project was designed by Joanna Hawley. Very cool to have everything I might need right there in the kit!

I love projects that are this easy. The small scale was nice, too. I superglued the lid together, then glued the dinosaurs on, basically over breakfast and coffee while reading my latest Lucky mag yesterday. Used the sea salt container and a big bottle of vanilla as weights while gluing down the lid!

After I glued the dinos on, I took them outside on the lawn (on an old magazine) for their coat of spray paint!

Then waited for that to dry. Then done!

Figured I'd put these bathroom essentials in them for now, for the guest bathroom. It's hard to find the right bathroom canisters that aren't super expensive. Mason jars seem like the perfect solution! These are even better, with the extra personality!

So, that was easy. Thanks again to Darby Smart for sending me the kit!

Check them out, if you haven't already!

I got a couple of other cool crafty things done this weekend, can't wait to share! Until then, enjoy this celebration of gold spray paint!

Kinda makes you love the DIY kit idea, right?!


  1. So cute! I love the idea of DIY kits for parties or gifts... I enjoy doing DIY enough that people giving me a gift like that would hit my likes right on the head.

  2. i am in love with gold spray paint. and this DIY is too cute. the kit is such a great idea.

  3. Oh my goodness, I LOVE THIS!!! I have a few Mason jars and have been wondering what to do with them, now I know!

  4. Oh, I love these! Great to store all the collections E is starting up :)

  5. This is too cute! I like the Critter Ring Dish option too:

  6. These kits are so cute! I've never heard of Darby Smart before, and I'm glad I have now!

  7. Such a cute idea! I'm not really a fan of kits, I find that it's cheaper to just buy the materials for a specific project myself, plus don't have to worry about getting a project I don't like.
    I've got some gold spray paint and some mason jars hanging around so I just might make these!




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