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.
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.
A couple of weeks ago, my co-leaders and I were looking for some fun, easy ornaments for our Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts to complete. Our girls had 2 ½ hours to go to 10 different stations making crafts to take home – this was called a Make and Take Workshop.
While researching, we came across this great site called littlebitfunky.com in which she had made these adorable reindeer ornaments. (check her out for her version and a few different variations) We decided to try them out with a few modifications. The result: an easy, cheap, awesome craft that our girls and parents loved.
A few of the finished products…
The only things we needed were some brown paint, a black Sharpie, red sticker gems (original was done with red paint) and an ornament for each girl. Sharpies we had, brown paint was $.50 at Walmart, red gem stickers were $1.99 and the ornaments were only $3.00 for 12. So far, so good!
How to make it
The girls wrote their names and the year at the bottom of the ornament. (Great keepsake for parents or grandparents)
Next, they put their thumb in the brown paint and added their print to the ornament. I had them do it thick since we were only adding 1 print.
Their ornaments were allowed to dry for about 10-15 min. Once dry, they added the antlers, and a red gem to stand for Rudolph’s nose.
They looked super cute and the girls couldn’t wait to put them on their tree.
Special thanks to littlebitfunky.com for the original idea.