April 11

Top 10 Nintendo (NES) Controller Crafts

This weekend we’re taking a look at crafts based on old-school Nintendo controllers. (We’ll look at mod-ed controllers another week.)

1. Nintendo Controller Perler Bead Business Card Holder

Etsy seller Lost Mitten has this one-of-a-kind business card holder available in her shop. Made of fused Perler beads, this will look great on any geek’s desk.

Nintendo Controller Perler Bead Business Card Holder

2. Nintendo Controller Purse

Ilia posted pictures and a tutorial on Craftster of her Nintendo controller purse. She used vinyl for the body of the purse and for the controller.
Nintendo Controller Purse

3. Nintendo Controller Messenger Bag

Frogz was inspired by Ilia’s purse. She made a messenger bag with the controller on the flap.

Nintendo Controller Messenger Bag

4. Nintendo Controller Shirt

Get a tank top or t-shirt custom-made from Poppyseeds. This is probably my favorite Nintendo Controller craft I’ve seen. I love the way the cord goes up the shoulder.

Nintendo Controller Shirt

5. Nintendo Controller Needlepoint DS Case

Another tutorial! Craftster user rosered posted instructions to needlepoint a case to hold her DS Lite. It even has a hole for the power cord to go through so your DS can charge in style.

Nintendo Controller Needlepoint DS Case

6. Nintendo Controller Keepsake Box

3 Tiny Leopards painted and glued felt to make this little box, perfect to hold pens and pencils or treasures.

Nintendo Controller Keepsake Box

7. Nintendo Controller Box File

Here’s another multi-use box. This one, made by clairol5 for a swap, is letter-sized.

Nintendo Controller Box File

8. Nintendo Controller DS Lite Pouch

Janis13 makes DS Lite pouches out of felt. She’s also got one based on an original GameBoy.

Nintendo Controller DS Lite Pouch

9. Nintendo Controller Pillowcase

Always, Angela’s first post on Craftster was this awesome appliqued pillow case she made for her boyfriend. Its mate says “START.”

Nintendo Controller Pillowcase

10. Nintendo Controller Polymer Clay Earrings

From Geek Crafts favorite The Clay Collection, you can get these earrings on Etsy. Earrings are shown, but you can also get the polymer clay controller as a cell phone charm or pendant.
Nintendo Controller Polymer Clay Earrings

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    Posted April 11, 2008 by Shayne in category Craft, Geek, Video Games