Make It Monday!
Last week, I posted a DIY project of mine where I made my son a Lego table out of an old coffee table I picked up along the side of the road. If you would like to see it, or learn how I made it, here is a link to that project: Made For a Master Builder: Lego Table Transformation
To keep with the Lego theme, I wanted to share with you my solution for that large volume of those special little Lego mini-figures.
My son loves to mix and match his mini figures to create his own people. He can be quite creative at times! Here is a “Ghostbuster” that he made today:
Anyway, I wanted a way to display some of his favorite mini figures. I roamed the isles of Target with JUST this project in mind hoping to find SOMETHING that I could turn into a shelf for this. I didn’t want to spend a lot on it and I wanted it to be something fun.
Eventually, I ended up in the kitchen storage area and saw the silverware organizers. I thought they were spaced out just perfectly to hold some mini figures. The only problem, was that they were plastic and I wouldn’t be able to paint it very easily to match his bedroom.
What do I do when I can’t find what I need at Target? I head to the thrift store. And, guess what!?!?! I found the perfect silverware organizer and it was wooden so I could paint it!
When I got home, I gathered up some left over paint, glue, exacto knife and a Lego plate.
QUICK DIY Instructions:
Step One: Paint the silverware tray
Step Two: Measure the bases where the Lego plates will be
Step Three: Use the exacto knife or scissors to cut the Lego plates and then glue them to each base
Step Four: Let the glue dry
Here is the finished project!
I am so happy with how this turned out!
I ran out of the little black display plates I placed under each mini figure. I’m waiting for them to come in the mail. You can order them on Amazon. But, this would totally work without them!
I really hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!
If so, please like, comment and share! I’m also on Pinterest so you can always pin this for later!