Rocket Mortgage®, America’s number one mortgage lender*, is proud to be teaming up with Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War this spring.
We were thinking of ways we could get festive, so we searched the internet for some Avengers-inspired DIY projects. There are so many awesome projects out there, and we found three of our favorites you can make for your home:
This DIY Avengers lamp found on Imgur is awesome and super customizable.
You just need the following:
- Simple desk lamp stand
- Marvel’s Avengers action figures of your choice
- Super glue
- Spray paint primer
- Spray paint color of your choice
To make your lamp, decide which Avengers heroes you want to include. This one showcases Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and others. Next, stage the action figures around the lamp and glue them to the base. You could even attach an action figure flying off or climbing up the lamp.
Next, you’ll want to prime and paint the lamp. The DIYer in this example chose to paint the lamp gold, which definitely gives it a chic feel, but you could paint your lamp any color. Let the paint dry, and you’ll have a unique Avengers-inspired desk lamp for your home or office.
DIY Avengers Pillowcase
This one is a fun, minimal take on an Avengers-inspired DIY project. Make pillowcases for your bed that represent your favorite Avenger (or Avengers).
To get started, you’ll need:
- A pillowcase
- Freezer paper
- An iron
- Fabric paint
- A craft knife
- A foam brush
First, print the Avengers design you want for your pillow. Then, place a sheet of freezer paper over your print-out and cut along the edges of the design, like you would if you were tracing it. Take your cut-out freezer paper and iron it onto the pillow with a dry iron, wax side down. Next, place a piece of cardboard inside the pillowcase to prep for painting. This will prevent the paint from seeping through to the other side of the pillowcase.
Now you’re ready to paint. Use a foam brush to dab on the fabric paint until the space you wanted painted is completely coated. Finally, after the paint has completely dried, you can set the paint by ironing over it quickly.
Captain America String Art
This string art project is specifically for Captain America fans, but you can take the same principles and apply them to any of your other favorite Avengers heroes.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A 12×12-inch wood board
- Blue paint
- A paint brush
- Red and white string
- Small nails
- A hammer
Get started by painting the wood board with your blue paint. After the paint dries, trace the pattern of Captain America’s iconic symbol on the board. Hammer the nails along your tracing.
Then, starting with the outside ring, string the red string in a zig-zag pattern in one direction and then back the other way. After the outer ring is done, move to the star in the center. String the white string from corner to corner and then fill in the center of the star. Finish your board by going back and stringing the remaining rings.
Which Avengers-themed DIY project are you going to try? Share your favorites with us, and don’t forget to see Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters April 27.
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