It’s been such a pleasure to see all the nerd-tastic entries that were sent in to the Nintendo Craft Contest—we received well over 100 entries, from intricately cross-stitched Zelda maps to elaborate wall hangings and even Mario furniture! We’ve gone through all of the votes, and narrowed down the entries to 10 finalists, as voted by all of you. We’ll announce the final three winners soon, so stay tuned.
Here are the finalists in no particular order:

Tanooki Mario Quilt

For Christmas this year my boyfriend got to choose any quilt he wanted me to make for him. So who did he choose? Tanooki Mario of course!
Submitted by Toni Smith

Zelda Light World Map

This map of the Light World from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past took me four months solid stitching to make. It was something to do while unemployed and is still the biggest piece I’ve done. It contains 39 colours and is roughly 14 x 12.5 inches in size.
Submitted by Matthew ‘Servotron’ Ellison


Submitted by Deborah Dodson

Boss Octorok

The Boss Octorok from Minish Cap!
Submitted by Diana Simpson

NES Controller Coffee Table

I made this coffee table for my boyfriend for his birthday as a surprise.
Submitted by Jennifer

Mario Bookshelf

I was out one day looking for new shelves at garage sales. I found a cute little bookshelf/dictionary stand that I thought would be perfect with a new coat of paint. I brought it home, cleaned it up and began painting the shelves blue and yellow and the legs that attach each shelf together bright green. When my husband came home and saw the bright green legs he commented on how they looked like warp pipes from Mario and then he commandeered my project. We then decided to hand paint levels 1-1 through 1-4 on the shelves and tada!!
Submitted by Yoshi Kumara

1UP Blanket

I made this to be made in to a blanket for my 5-month-old daughter. The sooner she’s in love with nintendo and 1-UP’s the better! It took me about 3 months to crochet and put to getter… And my daughter? She loves it! It nice and soft to play on.
Submitted by Marlijn van de Wardt


Well, this is a present for my boyfriend who’s coming home from Italy. I crocheted these 468 squares using single crochet and sewed them together as I went along. At my fastest, it took me about six minutes to make a square, sew it on, and tuck in the ends. I tucked in over 930 ends into this piece. That boy had better love this thing to death.
Submitted by Marika A

Piranha Plant Cozy

I enjoy making toilet paper cozies with a sense of humor.
Submitted by Jessica

Space Invaders Magnets

A complete set of needlepoint Space Invaders Fridge Magnets! All 50 aliens, a UFO, a laser cannon, and four bunkers – enough to reconstruct an entire level of the game.
Submitted by Lauren