THE EYE-POPPING lamp pictured here is the creation of a crafty artist who goes by the name jessyratfink. She’s posted over 500 DIY projects on the free website Instructables, but this particular one really caught my eye, for three reasons:
Now, serious collectors will gasp at the thought of figures being used this way, and as a collector myself I would not do this with just any toys. But I frequently find chewed-up or broken dolls at garage sales and flea markets, and I can’t think of a better way to repurpose them. Even dollar-store plastic can become something much more if you get creative.
Just imagine the cool points you’ll score when you give someone a one-of-a-kind toy lamp as a gift!
Watch the brief video below for a demo, then visit Instructables.com for step-by-step instructions.
And if you decide to create a lamp of your own, please share pictures with other Wonder Alliance readers on Twitter!