Dinosaurs and pickles combine in this ultra easy centerpiece DIY project #Decor DIY#centerpiece#dinosaurs#DIY#diy centerpiece#non-floral centerpiece Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Mar 31 2015) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by the author, original tutorial here When you go through as many pickles as I do (yummm), you end up with a ton of empty glass jars. These come in super handy for crafting up some DIYed centerpieces, so I decided to convert my handy dandy dry goods pickle jar upcycle into a super easy, dino-tastic centerpiece idea perfect for a natural history museum wedding or dinosaur-themed wedding. Here's the surprisingly easy method for whipping these bad boys up in just a few minutes. First remove the pesky labels from the jars with a little Goo Gone, olive oil, nail polish remover, or elbow grease. This is the hardest part. Find yourself some cheapie plastic toys at a craft store or on Amazon. There are loads of options for these so match it to your style: dragons, dinos, flowers, action figures, etc. Related Post Geeky terrarium centerpieces FTW! Yes, that Tardis terrarium is only a taste of the wonder that is Erin and Peter's jaw-dropping centerpieces with tiny geeky references in glass jars. I then used a little super glue to attach each little dino to the top of a jar lid, let it dry, and then sprayed each with some gold craft spray paint I had on hand. I could see these being rad in rainbow colors. Let them dry, twist on the lids, and fill them with anything your heart desires: moss, baby's breath, and fairy lights (as seen here), or candy, geeky terrarium do-dads… the jar is your oyster. Originally published here. I know some of you are already collecting various kind of jars for your centerpieces. Dish on your DIY plans! Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. PREVIOUS Spy the fashion, Pakistani food, and mini grand piano at Vrinda & Michael's giggly elopement NEXT Pugs, brooches, and glamour: Catherine & Chris' quirky pug lovin' wedding Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] I'm going to make these just to have around my freaking house…. LOOOOOVE Reply My roommate just bought a giant jar of giant pickles from Costco. YESS. YESSSSSSS. Reply Giant ones are the bessssst! Reply How did you do the fairy lights in the jar? It doesn't look like it is hooked up to anything. I would really like to try this for any sort of party really. Reply Those suckahs have battery packs. I LARP, we use them for all sorts of stuff. Reply Thanks! Any idea where I can get them online? I wouldn't know where to search for them Reply Amazon! I plan on using them for my centerpieces, probably inside pretty lanterns with flowers. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004E328A4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=307V1MAF1DK89&coliid=I1J1OVU5F6Z7XZ Reply Might I even recommend these? They're only 3.5' long, so I think they'll do even better in pickle jars. I've just ordered them, so I'll let you guys know how they work out! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MPDTXTY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00 Were your dinosaurs tacky for a while after you sprayed them? It’s been two days and they’re still sticky. Reply Hm, my spray paint dried very quickly. Could be the brand you’re using. Maybe see if there’s a spray topcoat that could be used? Reply Hi there! By any chance do you remember which brand spray paint you used or which craft store it was purchased? I am making these for a birthday party and would like to avoid the ones that are sticky for days. Thank you!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.