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Pixelated games are all time popular, it reminds me of my childhood , mario brothers is my fav!

I was really excited about the 4 contest and was waiting to make something pixelated! I kept thinking and thinking but couldn't decide what to make. But finally I realized that it's the month of love and instructbales is getting filled with hearty ibles, so I couldn't wait any longer and made this pixelated heart pendant :)

This pendant is super easy to make and could be a sweet gift for your special one... don't just sit there, go make one!

You can also name this pendant as zelda heart or minecraft heart.

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Step 1: Materials Needed

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To make pixelated heart you'll need:

1) Thick paper,
2) Pixelated heart template,
3) Scissor and anti-cutter,
4) Pencil and paint brush,
5) Glue (white glue or hot glue),
6) Fabric paint- red and black,
7) Clear nail polish,
8) Jump ring and chain necklace or thick string.

Step 2: Pixelated heart template

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You can create a pixelated heart template of your own or use the template I created. 

Print out the pixelated heart template in any size you want, 

Cut the heart out of the paper.

Step 3: Tracing & Cutting

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I used thick paper to make the pendant, you can use cereal box cover too,

Place the pixelated heart template on the thick paper and trace around the edges using a pencil.
Trace 3-4 pixelated hearts on the thick paper,

Cut out all the layers out of the thick paper using a scissor,
Use an anti-cutter to cut out the small square piece on one side of the heart, it's for attaching the jump ring.

Step 4:

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Step 5: Gluing

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Now that you've cut out all the thick layers of pixelated heart, start gluing them one over another,

After gluing all the layers apply some glue around the edges/sides to get a smooth end.

Allow the glue to dry.

yet again I almost died cause this is super cute and so easy
Cool idea!
786Ayesha10 months ago

Congratulations! here you go .....:D

RustPile10 months ago
Did anyone else instantly go "Pegboard Nerds!" when they saw this?
Superbender made it!11 months ago

Thanks for the inspiration. My kids and I made it with Pyssla, the Ikea beads that you iron together. Your instructable came just in time for valentines day :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Superbender11 months ago

No problem, I love to share craft ideas! yours turned out awesome! they look so cute :)

bagnitsch11 months ago


Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  bagnitsch11 months ago

Thank you!

dirtyharry6511 months ago
you could also make one with hama beads or the fakes work just as well, for added affect and will make it more similar to a pixelised zelda heart use clear or glow in the dark beads I made one last year along with a link, zelda, ganon and triforce, Mario
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  dirtyharry6511 months ago

Haven't tried hama beads yet, sounds like fun. I'll give it a try very soon.

Thanks for stopping by and for the suggestions :)

awesomness200211 months ago
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  awesomness200211 months ago


786Ayesha11 months ago

Your ideas are cooool.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha11 months ago

Thanks Ayesha!

lindarose9211 months ago

This is so cute Muhaiminah! I love the technique you use about gluing more layers of paper instead of using thick cardboard!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9211 months ago

Thanks so much linda! it's a fun and easy technique, TBH I'm not good with cardboard like you and Tarun.

I heard my name :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya11 months ago

yap, you sure did :p

Don't even say did such amazing jobs with cardboard, more than all the ones I did!!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9211 months ago

very sweet of you! lets say we've all done our best with cardboard :)

Oh, how cute is that :). Love it. I agree with Linda, apparently all I want to say these days, she is saying it first for your ibles.. ha ha

haha the same happens to me! I was excited today because I realized that I was the first person looking at this ible as soon as Muhaiminah published it!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya11 months ago

Thanks Tarun! I guess we all think alike, that's what I love about this community :)

Abigail0211 months ago
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Abigail0211 months ago

Thanks! stay tuned, I might post more pixelated stuffs :D

Nice nice nice! Looks like I'm not the only one working on thick paper pendants :) Well, earrings at the moment actually :D

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  emilyvanleemput11 months ago

Thanks! yes, paper is the best crafting material!

eagerly waiting to see the earrings!

faiza00711 months ago

what a cool instructable muhaiminah..!!and i must say..i agree with linda and tarun.. :P

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  faiza00711 months ago

Thanks faiza! Happy to know :D