Post # 1
I’m in the process of making the centerpieces for my geektastic wedding, and could use an opinion. Here are a couple of the ones I’ve made so far:
The fire flowers I made from perler beads, and then I painted some ceramic pots from Home Depot with metallic green acrylic paint. The flowers are glued down into some foam and I added fake moss on top to conceal the foam. I plan on putting three of these on each table, with two shorter flowers (like the ones above) and one tall one (a taller piranha plant or cactus plant, for example).
I’m liking the way they look so far, but I can’t decide if the red polka-dot ribbon is too much or not. My SO said he likes the one without the ribbon because it looks more “authentic”, i.e., more like the warp pipes in Super Mario which served as the inspiration for the centerpieces. I kinda like the one with the ribbon a little better because I think it’s more festive and has a sort of mushroom-y look. I’m considering putting little mushrooms here and there in the moss as well.
Post # 3
I prefer the one without the ribbon. Sometimes embellishment is not our friend.
Post # 4
Oh my goodness, how cute! I would take off the ribbon though, the colors don’t quite match.
Post # 5
Hmmm I say no ribbon. Less is more here. Those are awesome by the way!
Post # 6
omg soooooo cute!
Im the minority…i like the ribbon
Post # 7
No ribbon. Such a cool idea! Looks awesome and so so unique.
Post # 8
I’d lose the moss too, or fancy up the perler beads somehow.
Post # 9
@cassclaw: Your SO makes a good point re:authenticity. I’d ditch the ribbon!
Post # 10
No ribbon. How cool BTW! Those are awesome.
Post # 11
@cassclaw: Did you use a pattern? They look so perfect!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone! I think I’ll probably leave the ribbons off. Hey, it’ll save me some work at least. 🙂 I’m wondering if I can incorporate the red and white polka dot thing somewhere else though. Like maybe get some square pieces of cloth with that pattern to put under the pots (the tablecloths will be white). Hmm…
Post # 13
@IheartUFC: You mean for the perler beads? Well, sorta – I just went to http://www.spriters-resource.com/, looked up several of the Super Mario games, saved the sprite pages I needed to my computer and opened them with Paint or GIMP. If you zoom in you can see the individual pixels, and for each pixel I used one perler bead of the same/similar color. Then you just have to put them on the perler bead board the same way the pixels are arranged in the sprite. After awhile it can strain your eyes a little, but I spend a lot of my free time farting around with pixel art on my computer, lol, so it was pretty fun. The most difficult part is getting the beads to melt together evenly.
Post # 14
Ahhhhh I love these!!! No ribbon is better though.
Post # 15
I love these! They are so unique and cool. I still play Super Mario World. 🙂
Post # 16
I love those! lol The ribbons remind me of these. I would find some way to add them in somewhere.