Our family is a huge Nintendo fan and our kids have grown up playing all the Super Mario franchise games. This year, the kids had their own tree to decorate and we decided to make some Perler beads ornaments. We are looking forward to making lots of ornaments this holiday season.
Mario and Luigi in Christmas Stockings
Mario in the stocking original design came from dinandehn. After making Mario, I changed the red to green to create Luigi. When ironing, we left one of the top beads open and not too melted. This allowed us to put a Christmas hook into the hole which helped it fit easily on the tree.
Red and Green Mushrooms
Original design by dinandehn. Same as above- once made, we melted everything but the top bead to allow for the ornament hook.
Star and Mushroom Tree
Mushroom original design by dinandehn and the star original design by jekrus. Don’t forget while melting to leave room for the hook.
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Yoshi Christmas Wrapped Egg!
Original design by beadsmeetgeeks – this Christmas wrapped Yoshi Egg was super easy to make and looks great as a Christmas ornament.
Original design by beadsmeetgeeks- turned out super cute! Made with sand, black, white and red Perler beads. Will also work for Hama or just plain melty beads.
If you would like to see some other Super Mario patterns, visit menu at the top of click the links below.
For our last parade float, our younger Girl Scouts voted on a Candy Land theme float.
To make super cute candy lights, the girls poked a hole into two plastic cups, strung the lights through the cups and wrapped them in tissue paper to look like a piece of candy. The result is above. They turned out fantastic all around the sides of the float.
The girls also built a Gingerbread House. They used a refrigerator box that we got from Lowe’s, hot glued paper plates (for the roof shingles) and added some candy decorations from Hobby Lobby.
Our girls really wanted to go inside it but we had it sealed so they couldn’t go in. It made a neat little house that was on the back of our float.
More pictures to come later….. But please check out some pictures from our Whoville Float…
So… this year, we decided to get a real Elf on the Shelf on Black Friday. I didn’t know too much about this but after reading the book that came with her, the kids and I were hooked. I am having so much fun finding her in so many new situations. The kids immediately go to the bookshelf every morning to see if she is there. If she’s not, its a giant scavenger hunt till she is found.
The other day our elf, Josie, was watching Christmas movies after she got back from seeing Santa! She must have been inspired by the North Pole!
Not causing trouble at all…
Well, maybe a little
The one above is one of my favorites. I saw several people do variations of this so I was super excited that Josie chose to put green streamers on all 3 of my kids’ doors!
Our Girl Scouts voted on a theme for last year’s Christmas Parade float and decided on Whoville!
One of the mom’s found a cool sign on Etsy, but we couldn’t order it in time, so the girls made one. The girls cut the signs out of cardboard, and painted them to look like the movie. They then used hot glue to glue them to a candy cane that we purchased from Wal-Mart. The final product is here! It turned out pretty well and looked really neat on their float. A super Thank You from our girls to the people who make these really neat on Etsy and sell them for profits!
The girls needed presents for the Grinch to steal, so they wrapped Cardboard boxes in different types of wrapping paper (which was donated) to decorate the trailer.
The younger girls also made candy to decorate using paper plates and markers. We then used cellophane paper to wrap and twist the sides. A little ribbon on the sides and instant large candy. We used this to tie around the float.
Finally it was time to get dressed up. The girls pulled their hair up in weird ways including combing it over a water bottle. We even had a Grinch (can’t put a picture till I get permission) who was a dad who dressed up. One of our scout’s little sister who was a two year old was even dressed like Max. It turned out really, really well!