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After Searching for so long for a pattern that I couldn't find, I decided to try and make my own. After 4 hard and frustrating attempts, I managed, I think it turned out pretty well. So here I am... Ready to share this tutorial with you! Hope you Enjoy it!

For this you Will NEED:

Perler beads
-Light brown
-Random colour for bottom (Colour you dont use that much and wont miss if used up) 

The bottom is optional, you can do it black but I chose to do it Blue because it was a colour i didn't use often, and i wouldn't miss it if it were gone.  I didn't use brown or black because I use those too much and you cant see the bottom so it would be a waste. 

You will also need:
-Ironing Paper
-one LARGE Square pegboard
*Optional* Tweezers 

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Step 1: How to make a 3D Mario box part 1

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Here is the pattern.  

Step 2: How to make a 3D Mario box part 2

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This is the other three Sides!

Step 3: How to make a 3D Mario box part 3

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When Ironing the sides make sure you go in a circle motion, Only iron for 30 seconds!

if you over iron the beads will not lock together! you DONT want the holes to close completely, 
once thats done flip it over and iron again for 10 seconds just to give it strength! 

Place all the pieces under a Flat heavy surface so they do not bend! this part is very important! 

Step 4: How to make a 3D Mario box part 4

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Piece the pieces together, it's like a puzzle but they should go together with ease. 
madison.keller.37 made it!3 days ago

Super easy, thanks for the awesome pattern! for the record this took me about 2 hours, but a big chunk of that was fishing out enough yellow out of my random bucket o'colors.

I left my iron in the picture for size comparison

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mabreaux2133 months ago

Can you use it like a coin bank and take the bottom off or is there a way to do that?

AveryT5 months ago

This is a great idea!! My little brother loves Mario, and I feel if I make it for him he will love me forever!!!

This looks great! I have been looking for a way to DIY a mario themed wedding card box.

I do have a couple of questions though... approximately how big is this? It's a little hard to tell from the photos. Also, it looks like the pattern is just photos - do you have more detailed instructions for the pattern (like, X brown beads, X black beads, etc) or do I just have to guess based on the pics?

doodlecraft9 months ago

This is fantastic! Best tutorial for a perler bead box on the interwebs! :) Thank you!

jwoodbury11 year ago

Hey there, few questions for you. First off, great instructable! Now, I was thinking of using your design to make some lamps for around my home. About how big are these? Also, I see the text "Here is the pattern" between some pics but no link. Was there a pattern or do I just need to figure it out from the pics?

Again, I was thinking of using these for lamps somehow (perhaps modifying one of those standing lamps). Hopefully I can make it work. Thanks again for this great project!

cooldog11 year ago
That looks like it took a long time to make
zigzag00n1 year ago
This is way too cool! Definitely going to make some for Christmas for my friends!
Attmos2 years ago
I have a strange, unrelated question for you. How did you seperate your first picture into four little pictures? Is it a particular photo software program? I'd like to do "before and after" pictures.
Coolnerdgirl (author)  Attmos2 years ago on the Main page click "make a colloge" no downloading needed.
jgeekw2 years ago
Oh! Oh! How about a Minecraft chest coin box!!
Coolnerdgirl (author)  jgeekw2 years ago
I'll try! :D
This is awesome. Maybe the best use of those beads I've ever seen. :D
Coolnerdgirl (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thank you! xD