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Crafting tutorial: 5 cool decoration ideas with game characters

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Bookends, watches and much more

With these 5 decoration ideas we will become a child again. We make cool furnishing accessories from toys and Playmobil figures, join us?

What you need for the bookends:

  • 4 wooden boards (size depending on the animal, hardware store)
  • 4 screws elephant (8 €, www.tiger-stores.de)
  • Chrome spray (hardware store)
  • Cordless Screwdriver
  • bucksaw
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Paper for the work surface

And that's how easy it is:

1. Assemble 2 wooden boards at a right angle using a cordless screwdriver and screws.

2. Split the elephant with the hand saw in the middle.

3. Stick the front and back of the elephant with hot glue to a board construction.

4. The bookends outside or in a well-ventilated room on a base with chrome spray spray. Drying can take up to several days.

Info : Use spray paint on paper underlays only in well-ventilated areas or outdoors, wearing gloves and mouthguards.

What you need for the Playmobil watch:

  • Picture frames (eg from ikea)
  • Spray paint (MTN 94, color: 94RV-7040 PearlGrey, can each € 3.75, www.mtn-shop.de)
  • Movement (quartz movement 11, 8-14 mm with pointer Art.Nr .: 18 553 21, www.idee-shop.com)
  • PlaymobilKinderfiguren (Toys)
  • Kraft adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Dowel and screw
  • Paper for the work surface
  • scissors

And that's how easy it is:

1. Remove the glass from the picture frame.

2. Spray the back panel in the desired color outside or in a well-ventilated room and allow to dry.

3. Drill a hole for the movement in the middle of the back wall. Attach the movement from the back. Put the pointer on the movement from the front and tighten it.

4. Attach the Playmobil children at the top, bottom, right and left with adhesive or double-sided tape.

5. Install the clock with the dowel and screw, depending on the condition of the wall.

Prop: Wallpaper: Grid Wallpaper, 72, - €, Length: 10, 05 m, Width: 0, 53 m, Pattern adjustment: 5, 9 cm, www.fermliving.de, Shelf: own, Glass: mint, with structured surface, Diameter 7.5 cm, height 10 cm, 3.99 €, www.hm.com, straws: leo, American Heritage

You need this for the cork figures:

  • Playing figures (eg from Schleich, from 6 €, toys)
  • Bronze and chrome paint spray (hardware store)
  • Kraftkleber (hardware store)
  • Bottles with corks
  • Paper for the work surface

And that's how easy it is:

1. Spray outside or in a well-ventilated room with metallic paint and let it dry very well.

2. Stick the pieces to the corks with power glue.

What you need for the cable holders:

  • Lego figures (Lego shop, flea market)
  • Kraftkleber (from Pattex, DIY store)

And that's how easy it is:

1. Stick the Lego males to the edge of the desk with power glue. If you do not want the males permanently, you can also use strong double-sided tape.

2. Clip the cable into the hands of the Lego figures.

You need it for the lids:

  • Small dolls (toy department flea market)
  • Handsaw (hardware store)
  • Sandpaper (hardware store)
  • empty glasses with lid (supermarket)
  • Glass with structured glass (AmericanHeritage)
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Spray paint (MTN 94, color: 94RV-174 Venus Violet, 94RV-173 Ultraviolet, 94RV-172 Destiny
  • Violet, each tin 3.75 €, www.mtn-shop.de)
  • Paper for the work surface

And that's how easy it is:

1. Cut the dolls with a hand saw or saw off the arms and legs. Smooth the saw edge with the sanding paper.

2. Attach arms and legs to the lid with hot glue.

3. On outside or in a well-ventilated room, spray the covers in the desired color on a base and allow to dry well.

4. Fill the glasses as you like.

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