Picture of How to make a 3D Mario Coin box!
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 

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

Picture of How to make a 3D Mario box part 1
Here is the pattern.  
CollectiveT11 days ago

super awesome this uses alot pf black so i ended up running out i used gray for the explamation mark and the brick cememt and clear for the rest of the attachments it works great as a coin bank too!!

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?

Coolnerdgirl (author)  heather.berkowitz1 month ago
Hi heather! Sorry for the late reply. This box is small and will not fit a card. You could double the size however. The patteren is the pictures above, you would just go back that. I didn't count how many heads were needed as I just buy individual colour packs with 1,000 beads!
madison.keller.37 made it!5 months 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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Coolnerdgirl (author)  madison.keller.371 month ago
Yeah it's super simple! My biggest issue with the first few attempts was over ironing, & not being able to lock the pieces together!
ShawnaW12 months ago

can you make it bigger and still use the same clip on options ? im making one with Mario but Mario is 16x16 squares/ I made one already in your 15x15 squares but I want to do one with Mario... he happens to be bigger... can I do one 18x18 or 17x17 .. would the side clasps be the same as this one.. have the 18x18 square done but the claps don't fit all the way ... wondering how to fix this

Coolnerdgirl (author)  ShawnaW11 month ago
Hey! Sorry for the late reply! I think you could make it bigger, just double the pattern! It should work out as long as it's an even square!
BarryandJenniferP made it!3 months ago

A pretty simple pattern. I swapped the top block opening from vertical to horizontal for my own preference, however a fun project! I ran into difficulty when it came to putting the pieces together as a few sides clashed, however I was able to cut and replace the beads to fit together. The overall block is durable and requires no glue for reinforcing. Would recommend and I thank the original poster for this project!

mabreaux2138 months ago

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

AveryT10 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 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
Www.picmonkey.com 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