How to put the “super” in your home decor budget
When I was a kid growing up in the ‘90’s, we didn’t have many superhero comic book films to watch on the big screen like we do today. In fact, the only superhero comic book movies I ever remember watching as a kid were DC’s Superman films starring Christopher Reeve from 1978-1987 and the Batman films from 1989-1997. My exposure to Marvel Comics was limited to animated TV shows from the ‘60’s to the ‘90’s, but I don’t have any recollection of these shows.
Marvel Comics first imprinted in my mind when I received a Marvel Comics board game book for Christmas in 1994. The board game book was huge, measuring approximately 16” x 23”. As a kid it was practically as tall as me! Okay, I’m sure I was taller than 23” inches in 1994, but the book must’ve been at least half my height. It was huge, anyway!
The board book contained six snakes n’ ladders type games and had an electronic dice and a case containing four different coloured markers attached to it, so it could play up to four players. The first game featured Spider-Man and the second featured The Fantastic Four. Two games featured The X-Men and the final two games featured The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers.
It was because of this board book that I became a fan of Spider-Man and The X-Men early on in my life. Wolverine soon became my favourite character and still is today. It certainly helped that Hugh Jackman was cast to play Wolverine in the all The X-Men films from 2000-2017.
I was a teenage girl when the first X-Men film was released in 2000 and I fell hard for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. I’m not sure if Marvel plans to continue with The X-Men saga in the future, but if they do, I’m nervous to see who they might cast as the new Wolverine.
As you can tell, I’m an X-Men fan and have been since childhood. I know not many people appreciate The X-Men films as much as I do, but that’s okay. There are plenty of other amazing comic book superheroes out there for everyone!
In celebration of National Superhero Day, I wanted to compile a list of the best Do-It-Yourself Superhero Home Décor tutorials I could find on the internet so that you can decorate your home superhero-style without emptying your bank account.
Most of the below tutorials involve decoupage techniques using vintage comic books and Mod Podge, while a few tutorials involve a little more effort and tools. The great thing about decoupage is that you can use this technique on inexpensive thrift store finds, such as furniture, lamps and desktop décor. You can even find vintage comic books secondhand (just do your research first before cutting up a comic book to ensure it isn’t valuable).
Without further ado, here is the list of home décor ideas and tutorials:
20 DIY Superhero Home Décor Tutorials
- Comic Book Chair by Just a Little Creativity
- Comic Book Night Stand by C’mon, Get Crafty
- Superhero Bookshelf by Mom’s Magical Miles
- Superhero Toy Box by How To Nest For Less
- Comic Book Side Table by Cut Out + Keep
Home Accessories & Décor
- Superhero Comic Book Fridge Magnets by Crafts by Amanda
- DIY Superhero Bookends by Little Red Window
- Decoupage Vintage Comic Book Coasters by Julia Fain
- Mason Jar Superhero Banks by Fireflies + Mud Pies
- Decoupage Comic Book Frame by Crafts by Amanda
- Superhero Globe by Lolly Jane
- Comic Book Superhero Pillow by Cherished Bliss
- Comic Book Superhero Lamp by A Girl and a Glue Gun
- Decoupage Comic Book Boxes by Crafts by Amanda
- Superhero Storage Bins by Sugar Tot Designs
Wall Art & Shelves
- Wooden Comic Book Letters by Mod Podge Rocks
- Comic Book Superhero Canvas by Mod Podge Rocks
- Superhero Wall Art by All Things Thrifty
- Batman Wall Clock by Tophat Taylor
- Batman Wall Shelf by Tamara’s Joy
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