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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Bob-omb Mario themed lamp on: November 26, 2011 09:47:24 AM
Here are the inspiration posts that I totally ripped off:



I loved this idea and decided to make my nephew one of these lamps for Christmas.  Here is the completed project:

The wrapper is still on the lampshade, I thought I would let him have the honor of taking that off.  I found a used lamp at Salvation Army for a couple bucks.  It was white, so I painted it black and then decoupaged white ovals on for the eyes.  I know myself and I can not paint perfect ovals, so I didn't even try.

I made the feet and the turn key out of yellow polymer clay.  I always buy a few small bricks whenever I see them on sale for 99 cents.  I just buy basic primary colors and they have really come in handy for recent craft projects. I glued them both on with E6000, which was kind of a hassle with the turn key as I had to sit there forever holding it until it dried a little.  But it's nice and strong and flexible, so it won't just snap off if it gets knocked around a little. Here is a closer look at the key:

I painted the turn key with "golf leaf" craft paint and then covered the whole thing with several coats of modge podge so everything would have the same finish and also to keep the paint from scratching off.

I'm very happy with how it turned out and I hope Mikey likes it!

12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Calvin and Hobbes! on: October 24, 2011 12:36:38 PM
Very cool!
13  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: cheshire cat polymer clay earrings on: October 17, 2011 12:48:30 PM
These look great!  And I also think yours are better than your inspiration.
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: New side table! <3 EDIT- now pics after grout. on: September 26, 2011 12:24:05 PM
This turned out so nice!  I love it.
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Bog of Eternal Stench (Classy people, just keep walking...) on: May 16, 2011 12:19:08 PM
This is awesome.  Such a clever idea and it looks great!
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bird Cage Light on: May 09, 2011 12:50:14 PM
This is really cool!  It looks great and is such a neat idea.
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Worn Laundry Bag to New Stylish Laundry Bag w/ tutorial on: January 31, 2011 12:40:21 PM
What a great idea.  These turned out great!
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Sock Monkey Hats on: January 17, 2011 12:38:15 PM
Oh, they are so cute!!  Great job!
19  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Skull Holders. on: January 17, 2011 12:32:43 PM
Wow!  Those look really great!
20  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cottage Tea Cosy on: December 30, 2010 09:56:28 AM
This is so cute!  You did a wonderful job.
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