Comics Fetish: Volume 70 – DIY Edition

Welcome to Comics Fetish, your weekly dose of wallet pain. Every five installments of this column, we run it with a theme. This time around, it’s going to be awesome DIY projects. Get your crafting gear ready!

Fellow Panelteer Katie brought this super rad project to my attention: make a lamp look like some kind of crazy collectible item with a few old action figures!

DIY avengers lamp marvel action figures

Into decoupage? Find a blank cuff bracelet and some old comics, and get to work:

wonder woman cuff bracelet decoupage comics modpodge

It’s super easy to make coasters, and you can use some old comics for that, too:


Why not decorate smaller items you carry around, like a compact mirror, while you’re at it?

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compact mirror comics diy modpodge

Still lament some of the more obscure comics characters you love aren’t made into Funko Pop! figures yet? Make your own (or get a pal to help you). Awesome kids project, too. Customizing vinyl toys is easy as pie, and you don’t even have to paint them or buy special supplies – just use some permanent markers:

funko pop female vinyl blank

And here’s a bonus, just because I flippin’ love this video of our fearless leader Swapna. Substitute the print pages for comics pages and you’ve got a festive wall decoration for the whole year:

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