Introduction: DIY Tetris Pendants

I'm an occasional tetris maniac! Why? here's the funny story, I install and uninstall tetris twice or more every week. When I start playing tetris, I go mad! I just can't stop playing until feeling dizzy! the moment I realize I've become a tetris addict I promise to myself 'this isn't good, I should stop now, I won't play tetris ever again, I'm uninstalling it right now'...... Next day, I just can't help myself from installing it again (I know it's foolish)... but anyways, I had to make these pendants. It took only 10 minutes to make'em and they turned out soooo cool.

I hope you enjoy making them and love'em :)

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make these pendants you'll need:-

  1. Foam board
  2. Cutting mat
  3. Pencil and ruler
  4. X-acto knife
  5. Colored cardstock paper
  6. Craft glue
  7. Jump ring
  8. Awl.

Step 2: Making the Tetris Shapes

On a small foam board draw a number of squares in rows and columns (use ruler and pencil to make sure all the squares are equal).

Cut out the 5 tetris shapes from the foam board with x-acto knife. Cut them as neatly as possible.

Step 3: Coloring and Attaching Jump Rings

Take each tetris shape and color them with black acrylic (I used fabric paint because it's thick and glossy).

Allow the paint to dry for a while.

After the paint dries make a small hole on the corner of each tetris shapes using an awl.

Attach jump rings through those holes.

Step 4: Gluing and Completing

Cut out small squares (smaller than the squares of the teris shapes) from colored cardstock papers. I used yellow, red, orange, purple and blue. You will 4 squares for each shape, obviously! :p

Now carefully glue the cutout square pieces on the tetris shapes.

There! you have cool tetris inspired pendants. Attach the pendant to a chain or black string.

Enjoy!

Comments

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Hecate (author)2013-11-06

Niceeeee :)

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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)Hecate2013-11-06

Thanks!

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cupcake lover (author)2013-05-30

Right on!

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Great!

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kangel1 (author)2013-05-13

It might be easier to paint the paper, then cut out the squares

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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)kangel12013-05-13

Didn't thought of that! thanks for the suggestion :)

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kangel1 (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2013-05-14

It will probably be faster. You could also do fun things like use a can of spray paint to get some beaten metal looks. =D

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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)kangel12013-05-14

I wasn't planning on making these pendants, so I made'em with the materials on hand. But, I'm definitely using spray paint next time. Thanks :)

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kangel1 (author)kangel12013-05-14

http://www.krylon.com/products/categories/metallics/ for info or http://www.krylon.com/projects/holiday-seasonal/holiday-votives/ for examples.

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Sir_Pryse (author)2013-05-07

The best thing about this is the massive amount of versatility. You could easily use this method for any sort of simple game logo or object!

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Thanks! wow, didn't notice it before, I'll try to make a logo for myself! thanks!

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-05-03

Congratulations for making to finals :). Yaaaaay

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Thanks! I wasn't expecting to be a finalist! it's already an achievement for me :D

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We can never get inside judge's head :D LOL

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Darkscanner (author)2013-05-01

I made some of these. They didn't turn out nearly as good as yours did, but I still love them! Thanks for the tutorial. :D

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They're cute! I think you need to cut the base carefully & use a little more golden paint :) I'm glad you made'em :) enjoy!

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I'll keep that in mind if I ever try making these again. Thanks for the advice, and the follow. n_n

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atehzab (author)2013-04-04

My niece would love to have these, thanks for sharing!

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Muhaiminah Faiz (author)atehzab2013-04-04

I'm sure she would love'em (if she's a crazy tetris fan!)... make some for her.

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-04-02

Cool :) Nothing beats gold :)

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Thanks! you're right, I tried silver paint as well, but it didn't turn out that good.

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Yashfa Zafar (author)2013-04-01

they look great!

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Happy to know :) thanks!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-04-01

Oh, these are the funnest! I love them in gold, makes them classy!

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I decided to color them in gold at the last moment :) Thank you!

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