Golden Horses: Photo Prop mini tutorial

By Brittni • Updated on 02/12/2024

I am so excited to show these off to you all… A golden (and a little spotting of silver) band of horses! Some of you may remember the Dino Pendant tutorial from the week before last, where I mentioned that horses were a great option for the project as well. But at the time, I didn’t have any done to show, so I just made a quick mention of it and moved on.

But now they are done, and I finally found the time to take photos, so I thought I’d share. The more I play around with these, the more I think how perfect they would be for photography props. They photograph really well. A child’s birthday party would be a great place to use these little guys as well. Click on the any of the images for a larger view.

And if you are interested in making these yourself, here’s how…

Materials: 1. Small plastic horses (the harder the plastic the better) 2. Paint (I used a special liquid gold leaf for mine) 3. Paint brush (small sizes work better here) 4. Clear gloss protective coating

How To Step by Step: 1. Choose your paint and begin applying it with a small brush. Applying the paint in thin layers works best, so you can get in to all those crack and crevices. 2. Wait for paint to dry and apply a second, thin coat. 3. Wait for paint to dry and apply a clear, gloss protective coating (such as gloss medium or something similar). And that’s it! You’re ready to use these little guys for product photography or display them on your desk with other notions.

And as a final note, these little guys, along with the dino pendants, are now available for purchase if you are interested.

You can check for available pieces, by visiting laur.

For more ideas for quick and easy projects, click here to visit the tutorials page filled with more than 40 diys.

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Thanks Pilli Pilli.


SWEET! And very expressive props indeed…

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