- plastic pig (I bought mine in the dollar section at Target. This little gal was about 5-6 inches long)
- pink acrylic paint (a light pink and a slightly darker pink)
- white, baby blue, and black paint (for eyes)
- pink glitter
- hot pink nail polish (for her pedicure)
- small detail paintbrush (for eyes)
- larger paintbrush (to apply pink paint)
- white glue, hot glue gun
- white feathers or white feathered pre-made wings
- brush on or spray on varnish in satin
- pink polka dot ribbon, small pink ribbon (for her tail)
Before you start, I have found it best to set up a glitter station. Glitter is messy and this way most of it stays contained. Here is mine:
Here she is before
Start in small sections and paint her with the lighter pink. While paint is still wet, pour glitter on that section
Pour excess glitter back into bottle
Continue painting and glittering until all of pig is covered
Mix a little bit of white paint with the lighter pink paint and apply it to her nose; let dry and use the darker pink and apply it to the inside of her ears and her nostrils, and her lips! Apply more glitter to those areas
Now for her lovely eyes. Paint the whites of her eyes first; let dry; paint the pupil baby blue; (you can use the end of your paint brush to make a perfect dot); let dry. Now for the iris - use black; finish her lovely eyes off by painting her some eyelashes
Give her a pedicure with the hot pink polish. At this point she is getting a bit of a Diva complex, so it is important to make her comfortable!
Spray or paint on the satin varnish to seal the glitter
The wings... I searched and searched for the little feathered angel wings usually available in craft stores. No luck, so I made my own.
If you can find the pre-made wings then simply glue them on with a hot glue gun!
If not...cut out four wing shapes out of 4x6 index cards. Using a bit of Elmers or tacky glue, glue two together to make a stronger wing. Then glue white feathers all over wing cut-outs. Apply them to your pig with hot glue
Add ribbon around her neck and and make a tiny bow for her tail. Tack them on with a bit of hot glue
Here she is again!