Game Over Geeky Cups Tutorial

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I'm a great big geek.  I know it, I own it, and it makes me really happy.   I've always been one, and it's who I'll always be.  (I mean, just look at the ancient Nintendo games I still have--and that still work--from the mid 80s!)   So you combine geekiness with party planning and general craftiness, and what do you get?

A "Game Over" surprise at the bottom of the cup!  In classic, old school, pixilated text, of course.

Game Over Geek Party Cups Materials:

  • cardstock
  • printer
  • pixilated font
  • clear glasses
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • clear tape

First, you'll need a font written in pixelated style.  I used SF Pixelate, a free font.   Print out "Game Over" on cardstock (regular printer paper will work, but I thought it looked better with cardstock).  Use your cup as a guide to trace a circle around the text, then cut the circle of paper out.  Use a couple pieces of clear tape (not the satin or "magic" tape, you want clear) to attach the circle of paper to the bottom (underside) of the glass.

This is obviously a one-time-use kind of project, nothing permanent.  Trust me, I'm working on creating a durable, dishwasher save version.  ;-)  But it was absolutely perfect for our Nintendo party!  

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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