This post is after the Oscars, but it was a last minute project I did for a party – so I knew it would be difficult to share in time. After showing off these DIY Oscars statues at the shindig and seeing how they were such a hit, I knew I had to share the tutorial! This Oscar craft was inspired by this post from Everyday Celebrating, and it’s so easy that it’s a little ridiculous. I had so much fun with it and even my boyfriend said “these are awesome!” Here’s how I made these Ken doll Oscar statues.
Gather These Supplies
- Ken dolls from the thrift store – or I got mine online
- Metallic gold spray paint
- Wood plaques – one for each Ken doll
- Acrylic black paint
- FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Black
- Strong craft glue
First step is to spray the Ken dolls with gold spray paint. I love the Flashdance-esque lighting in this photo. We were spraying as the sun went down! Spray paint on one side, let dry, and then flip over and do the over side.
And here are the DIY Oscars! Aren’t they hilarious? They make great decorations for an Oscars party, and are also perfect for using in a photo booth. You just need to prepare your winning speech and have it ready, just in case.