Sorry it took so long to get another video up! I’ve had a lot of side projects in the past few weeks! I did a commercial shoot, a photoshoot, and some color ambassador events. I also had my karate belt test and I’ve been practicing for an upcoming piano competition as well!  Anyway, lets get on with the project! On the days my mom wasn’t feeling well (because she has my little baby brother in her tummy) she would play a little Mario Odyssey while she rests. We sat and watched her play and she was telling me all different things about Mario! I learned what the Question Mark Block was and about all the other characters.

Then one day I was helping my mom plant some flowers one day and came up with the idea of having a plant pot that’s different from other plant pots. I hope you guys like my Mario Question Mark Block Planter/Flower Pot!

Also, I announced the winner of the Crayola Experience Ticket Giveaway in my video! Watch until the end to find out who won! If you didn’t win, don’t worry! I’ll have another fun giveaway soon! If you plan on going to Crayola Experience, don’t forget to use the coupon code “DIYwithOllie” to save $5 off each ticket on http://tickets.crayolaexperience.com!

Okay, let’s get started!

Mario Question Mark Block Flower Pot Tutorial

You will need:

 

Mario Question Mark Block Flower Pot Tutorial

Step 1:
First paint the outside of the pot in yellow. Then cover the edges and halfway down inside the pot with more yellow paint. Let this coat dry for a little bit and put on another coat. Depending on the paint you have, it might take a few coats to get everything covered up! Make sure the paint is fully dry before going onto the next step!

Mario Question Mark Block Flower Pot Tutorial

Step 2:
Time to draw the question mark! You can freehand paint the question mark if you’d like. It doesn’t have to be perfect, that’s what makes it special! If you’d like to be more exact, you can also sketch right onto the pot with a pencil and then paint over it or print and cut out the question mark and trace around it. Carefully paint the question mark using white paint, let it dry and do another coat to make sure it’s super nice and white!

Mario Question Mark Block Flower Pot Tutorial

Step 3:
Now use the brown paint to paint the dots on the corners of the box. You can also dip the end of a pencil (the eraser) into the paint and make dots that way too!

 

Step 4:
Paint the question mark and dots on all four sides of the pot. Let this completely dry before moving onto the next step.

Mario Question Mark Block Flower Pot Tutorial

Step 5:
Finally, cover the entire thing with 2 coats of Outdoor Mod Podge! This wil help seal it from the harsh weather outside. Make sure to dry it for 72 hours before using it to plant.

Mario Question Mark Block Flower Pot Tutorial

Done!
That’s it!  Now pick your favorite flower and get painting! You can also try making more Mario themed pots with all the different kinds of blocks from the game!

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