Gaming DIY Ideas: Legend of Zelda

Get inspired to geek out any room with these 5 Legend of Zelda Do-It-Yourself project ideas!

Navi in a Bottle

What you'll need:
  • White Felt 
  • Mason Jar
  • Styrofoam Ball
  • LED Light
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • String
How you'll do it:
  1. Cut wings out of your white felt.
  2. Glue the wings on to the ball with your hot glue gun.
  3. Carve out a hole in the top of the ball and place your LED inside. 
  4. Use your hot glue gun to attach your string from the ball to to the top of the jar. 

This is perfect for a little night light or even just a decoration to spice up your room. Give it as a cheap, easy gift that any Zelda fan would appreciate.


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Triforce Welcome Mat

 What you'll need:
  • Plain Welcome Mat
  • Paper, Cardboard, (or anything you can cut a stencil out of)
  • Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge Brush or Paint Brush 
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
How you'll do it:
  1. Acquire a plain door mat like this one
  2. Use your ruler to measure equal sides of the triangles to create the perfect triforce (it helps to trace it with pencil before you cut.)
  3. Dip your paintbrush in your paint and carefully fill in your stencil. 
  4. Repeat this process until you cover the entire mat. 
  5. Once dry, add another coat for a bolder color.

All the other welcome mats will be jealous. Not to mention your friends. 


Zelda Hearts Cork Board

What you'll need:
  • Red and Black Acrylic Paint
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Cork Board
  • Paintbrush
How you'll do it:
  1. Use your ruler to measure out a 1 inch square grid.
  2. Carefully cut out your hearts with scissors. 
  3. Paint the squares around the edges with the black paint, and fill in the middle with red.
  4. After the first coat dries, apply a second coat for a bolder color. 

These are definitely a great way to spice up a room! Scale them down and you can even use them as coasters!


Triforce Pillow

What you'll need:
How you'll do it:
  1. Cut out 3 equal triangles from your gold/yellow fabric.
  2. Place the iron-on adhesive strips between the yellow and green fabric.
  3. Apply heat and pressure with your iron until the fabrics are bonded together.
  4. Enjoy your new decoration!

This one is perhaps one of the easier DIYs. If sewing is more compelling for you than ironing, you could easily sew the triangles instead. If you're feeling really adventurous you can sew the entire pillow and stuff it yourself!


Zelda Key Holder

What you'll need:
How you'll do it:
  1. Paint the entire wooden plaque black.
  2. Apply an even coat of Mod Podge to the top of the plaque.
  3. Print out the image above and apply a layer of Mod Podge to the back.
  4. Place the image on the plaque and smooth out any air bubbles. 
  5. Once dry, apply another coat of Mod Podge across the top to seal the image in place.
  6. Gently and carefully screw the hooks into the plaque. 
  7. Attach the plaque to the wall with the mounting tape. 

You can do this project with virtually any high resolution picture you can find! Let your imagination run wild, and customize your home with all kinds of nerdy decorations. For example, with some Mario and Pokemon ideas. 


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