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Art of Plastic
Instead of breaking your ankle on those amusing little plastic toys that
seem to breed in your home, why not make them into something fun?
Photographed by sofie helsted
created by filippa asved
Here are three simple ideas to inspire the contemporary designer in you. Collect all your plastic figures, round up a few extra supplies and you’re ready to get started.
A. MARVELLOUS MOBILE
Gold spray paint
Thin metal string
How to: Spray the figures with gold paint and leave them to dry. Next, arrange the order of the mobile with the heaviest items at the bottom. Mix your figures, as you like, and add a splash of colour by placing a bead or two in-between. Start by wrapping the last figure with the thin metal string (the one that will hang in the bottom) and add the rest.
B. FIGURES FRAMED
A frame (this one is from IKEA)
How to: Set out all your figures inside an old cardboard box. Paint all the figures in the same colour using spray paint. The box will keep the paint from spreading everywhere. When they’re dry, arrange them on the cardboard canvas the way you want them to be displayed. Glue your plastic figures on using a glue gun and then frame and hang your modern art on the wall.
C. PRETTY JEWELS
How to: Decide the way you want the figures to hang on your necklace. Once you’ve got them in order, wrap the string around each figure to secure tightly. You could intersperse beads with the figures if you like.