DIY Home Decor: Lego Family Portrait

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If photo shoots make you cringe, then Lisa's Lego-themed family portrait might be more up your alley. It's cute, but not TOO cute. See how she did it....

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What You Need

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

1. To make the mini figurine family, choose the right hair, heads, bodies and legs (and dogs!) from your Lego stash.

Tip: If you don't have quite the right pieces, hit up the Lego Replacement Parts department for anything else you need. It takes about a week in the mail to get them from Denmark.

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2. Using the basic Ikea Ribba frame as a jumping-off point, first create a shadow box. Cut 1/2" "spacers" from heavy cardboard and wrapped them in plain white paper (using a glue stick). Hot glue the spacers to the inside edges of the frame, directly behind the glass.

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3. To get the Lego people to sit flush in the frame, use stacked Command Strips on the back of each figure and attach them to a sheet of paper. Once everything is in place, insert the new artwork in the frame, and attach the back of the frame with more hot glue.

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Thanks, Lisa!

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