DIY Mario Warp Pipe Pencil Cup:  for Mario and Luigi fans – A GeekyMcFangirl Tutorial

DIY Mario Warp Pipe Pencil Cup: for Mario and Luigi fans – A GeekyMcFangirl Tutorial

Hey guys, it’s Amy from
Welcome back and thanks for joining me for another Mario craft. Today we’re going to create a Mario Warp
Pipe. And you can use it as a pencil holder. All of the materials for this project
are linked in the description below the video both on YouTube and at You will need a round wood disc 5 or 6 inches
in diameter 4-inch wide PVC pipe a small piece of sandpaper Five colors of acrylic paint. Dark green,
medium green and light green Medium brown, and chocolate brown and paint brushes Adding Mario and Luigi is optional. These
plastic figures are about 2 inches tall mod podge matte and a glue gun and glue sticks The first step is to paint the wooden base.
Start by painting the bottom and sides a chocolate brown. Let the bottom dry completely before
flipping the piece over. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process. Next paint the top of the wood circle a medium
Kelly green. Let the top of the plaque dry so that you can handle it without getting
paint on your fingers. Then extend the green paint down the side of the wooden base, about
a third of an inch all the way around. And finally, use the medium brown paint to create the variation in the dirt. I painted squares you could also use squiggles or any other pattern you like. In the 30 years Mario’s been around, there have been a lot of different ground textures. Next we are going to work on the pipe. To
prepare the pipe for paint, use sandpaper to remove all of the raised letters around
the top. You can also lightly sand the sides of the pipe to make the paint adhere to the
PVC plastic better. Once you have it sanded to your liking, make
sure to wipe the pipe down with a cloth to remove the dust before painting. Mix some dark and medium green together to
get a nice color for the pipe. I started with the inside of the pipe and worked in patches,
using a heat gun to dry the paint as I went. This is your first coat of paint. You may
see some of the black or white PVC showing through and that’s okay. While you’re waiting for the pipe to dry,
you may want to use a little of the darker green you’ve mixed up to add some shading
to the base. Next, give the pipe a second coat of green
paint. You will notice that you get much more even and opaque coverage on the second coat. The lime green paint is for adding any highlight
details to the pipe that you want. You can make an 8-bit or a 16-bit pipe or paint a
smooth gradient, or leave it completely plain if you want. It’s up to you. Heat up your glue gun for the next part. Once
the base and pipe are completely dry, it’s time to assemble them together and add Mario and Luigi – or any other characters you’d like to add. My Mario and Luigi came with plastic bases that I clipped off with wire cutters Place the pipe on the base and figure out
how much space you’ll need for Mario and Luigi. Hot glue it to the base and add an
extra ring of glue inside for stability. Then position your figures where you want
them and hot glue them down. The final step is to give the entire project
a coat of Mod Podge to protect the paint. Make sure to cover the inside with a generous
coating as well. Once the Mod Podge is completely dry, your
Mario Warp Pipe is ready to hold whatever you want to put inside. Just watch out for
piranha plants. Thanks so much for watching guys. And if you
have an idea for another Mario craft, let me know in the comments below. And if you enjoyed this craft, consider subscribing to my channel. See you next time.


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