Hello again! Lorene here with one final (for now) addition to the Doctor Who tree — minifigure ornaments! Debra has quite the collection of Lego-style Doctor Who minifigures, so I wanted to find a way to hang them on her tree — without damaging them, so when Christmas is over, they can go right back to the regular collection.
And, thanks to my overachiever gene ;), I came up with not just one but THREE different ways to hang minifigures on your Christmas tree (or elsewhere), and no minifigs were harmed in the making of these ornaments. (And PS: Debra’s gonna need a bigger tree to fit her whole collection!)
How to Make Lego Minifigure Ornaments (without damaging the figures!)
Option 1: Leather Cording
This was my first idea, sprung from the knowledge that Lego minifigure hands are just the perfect size to hold electronics cords. I doubt that was a coincidence 😉
But instead of holding a charger cord, these little guys hold their own ornament hangers! Just cut a 6-inch (or longer) length of 3mm round leather cording (I found mine, called leather lace, at Hobby Lobby) and stick one end in each hand with the arch over the figure’s head.
Option 2: Ribbon and Metal Tubing Lanyard
For your average minifig, option 1 works just fine. But what about those suave minifigs who need their accessories? Christmastime is a perilous season for Whovians, so you certainly don’t want your Doctor hanging around without his sonic screwdriver. Enter option 2: a simple ribbon lanyard with a section of metal tubing for your figure to grasp firmly.
The basic concept is the same as a shoelace aglet (the thingy on the tip of the lace), only instead of just threading a single lace into the aglet, you thread the two ends of a loop through the tip. A million thanks to this tutorial here for the information that I needed about how to do this!
So, you’ll need
- hollow metal tubing, 1/8 inch (I bought this multi-size pack at Hobby Lobby and used the middle size – you only need 1/2-5/8 inch for each ornament lanyard)
- thin ribbon (mine is 1/8 inch satin ribbon)
- a hammer and sharp nail
- a small fine-tooth saw