May 28

Piranha Plant Papercut

piranha plant papercut

Your plants either drown or die of thirst, but you still yearn for some nature in your living room? I know what you mean. My flowers in Plants versus Zombies hate me.

Now, paper might not be the same as roots and leafs, but at least it’s made of trees! So why not decorate your wall with this Super Mario Brothers papercut silhouette? You’d rather have real foliage? Katrina Mason sells many pieces of art from Disney, video games and movies at her Etsy shop CuttingPixels.

May 13

Mario LEGO sprites

mario lego sprites

Last week, Jenny showed you how to use make sprites with hama and perler beads. This week, I’ll share a tutorial with you to do the same thing, but now with LEGO.

sherrycayheyhey created Mario sprite mosaics from small pieces of LEGO. She posted some highly-detailed directions at Instructables.

May 4

Hama bead sprites

bead sprite

Brian Nelson on Techerator posted this fantastic tutorial for How to make your favourite nintendo characters with perler beads. I love perler beads (actually, I use hama beads, because that’s what’s readily available in the UK, but they’re exactly the same thing so…) and I haven’t made anything out of them for about 10 years, so I bought myself a load of hama beads in all different colours, and put the tutorial to the test!

Being as it’s been so long since I did anything with hama beads, I started with something really simple –  a mario mushroom! I also put several rows of beads around the edges of the design to make a coaster! (I love my creations to be functional!) See my attempt after the cut!

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March 14

Nom nom – International Pi Day!

Nom nom - International Pi Day

Today is the 14th of March and that can only mean one thing. No, I don’t mean the birthday of Albert Einstein and Johann Strauss, I mean International Pi day! According to the Pi Day website:

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (a Greek letter) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

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