Crafting Entertainment: Super Mario Brothers and Nintendo
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Next in our blog series “Crafting Entertainment” is the one that sometimes seems to have started it all. I don’t think there has ever been a time when you couldn’t come to Craftster and see loads of truly fantastic crafts based off of 8-bit Nintendo and especially off of Super Mario Brothers! I’m a huge fan of the old Mario Brothers (mostly because it’s one of the very few video games I can play! shh! I was sheltered!) and seeing all the crazy incarnations our members have created is fascinating. The pixelation lends itself so well to soooo many crafts! Cross-stitch, knitting, quilting, perler bead crafts, the list goes on and on.
First of all, if your mom gave away your old Nintendo or you got rid of it in a fit of “I’m too cool for this”, never fear! If you’re like blueblythe, you can just make your own! Something to tide you over until you find a working system on craigslist.
Can’t bear to do that to something so beloved? Why not make a pirahna plant lamp with paper mache and will power!
Love pirahna plants but want to show it in another area of the house? Why not try the pirahna plant TP cozy! I can honestly say I’ve never seen a cooler way to hide toilet paper.
If you want to decorate your place with even more Mario love you can follow in GIANT mural on your wall!
Now I don’t really knit, so I could be out on a limb here but these are some of the coolest knit things I’ve ever seen! At first they look sort of traditional, and them BOOM there’s a fire flower on full display! Leahseraph, you really did a great job on those fingerless gloves!
Some of my favorite Mario creations have to be the quilts. Generally they’re made of nothing but solid colored fabric and thread. The fact that those simple supplies can be changed into these awesome displays of Mario goodness is just amazing! Iddosteveperry says that the quilt shown above is her first! That’s a fabulous first time quilt if I’ve ever seen one.
I can’t complete this entry without showing off an amazing feat of skill and patience. Cross Stitch Ninja‘s complete cross stitch of the Super Mario Brothers 3 map. With hours upon hours and about 50,000 stitches THAT is dedication!