A new book! Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans!

Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans: 15 Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects
Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans: 15 Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects

I’m back again with more of the fruits of my semi-hiatus! Another project I’ve been working on while I’ve been so inactive this year is this fun book inspired by the awesome stuff of Minecraft®! It’s been up for sale for a little bit now, but I wanted to be sure to share it here when it was on Amazon with the full “Look Inside” feature so you can see for yourself if the book is for you!

Of course many of you know how crazy I am for pixel art and old school video games, so getting a chance to blend that with the awesome art of Minecraft® just seemed natural! This book is directed at young kids, but any budding crafter that wants to see the world of Minecraft® come alive should love it. It’s filled with 15 step-by-step projects as well as a huge idea gallery of other projects for creations that are easy to jump into like duct tape, Perler beads, paper crafts, and painting techniques. The pixelated nature of the art means everything’s basically made from squares and cubes, making it so easy to recreate in real life and to adapt and change to your whims. The book features a load of patterns and charts that are easy to follow for making the projects, though you can swap out the charts and use them on different projects to suit your taste. For instance you can take the Cardboard Costume Head – while it’s shown as Steve, you can easily change the pixels and make it into a Creeper, Enderman, or Pig.

So if you love the look of pixel crafts or want to go into Creative Mode and make some Minecraft® items of your own, I hope you give the book a look and see if it suits you!

In the meantime, I’m working on launching some new free tutorials to show here! I hope you’ll check in later and I’ll likely have more nerdy and quirky things to show ♥

3 thoughts on “A new book! Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans!

  1. I want this book so bad! I love minecraft. I am watching a video and playing the game as I am typing this! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Where can I buy??????

      1. I already brought it! And again playing it as I type this. Just waiting for it in the mail! Thank you. Btw, could you do a togepi plush pattern? I have been looking for one for the longest. Thanks again.
        Krista

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Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans

Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans: 15 Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects
Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans: 15 Fun, Easy-to-Make Projects

Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans debuted in July 2014 and is my seventh book. It is filled with easy, kid-friendly projects for celebrating Minecraft® and pixel art in general. It uses supplies that are simple to work with, such as decorative paper, duct tape, Perler beads, and felt to create fun projects that bring Minecraft® elements to life.
The Lowdown:
Pages: 64
Projects: 15
Contents: Perler Bead accessories, Pixel Plant, Perler Bead Coin Box, Duct Tape Wallet, Foam Tools, Duct Tape Roll Box, Cardboard Costume Head, Flashlight Torch, Ore Light, Building Blocks, Painted Wall Art, Screen Printed Accessories, No-Sew Fleece Quilt, Felt Plush Cubes, Crocheted Creeper
Project info: Projects are illustrated through numerous full-color photographs explaining every step. Patterns and charts for each project are provided at full size for easy reading and copying. The pixel nature of the projects makes it very easy to swap out patterns and motifs from one project to another.

Perler Bead Coin Boxes, Cardboard Costume Head, Foam Tools Photos © Design Originals
Perler Bead Coin Boxes, Cardboard Costume Head, Foam Tools
Photos © Design Originals

This book is a collection of all the great ways you can make pixel-based art like Minecraft® come to life! For those that might not be familiar with the game, Minecraft® is an indie game that centers on using the environment around you to mine, craft, and build whatever your creativity can imagine. The aesthetic is like that of the 8-bit pixel games of yesteryear, so the look is not only fun, but very easy to recreate in real life! In this book you’ll find projects for kid-friendly crafts such as Perler beads, duct tape, paper crafts, felt, paint, and even a bit of crocheting. Loads of charts and patterns are included so you’ll be sure to find a project or character that you want to see come to life, and the pixilated look means it’s easy to adapt and change to your taste!

Painted Wall Art, No-sew Fleece Quilt, Ore Lights Photos © Design Originals
Painted Wall Art, No-sew Fleece Quilt, Ore Lights
Photos © Design Originals

Some of my favorite projects include the Ore Light, which can be made to look like a block of diamond ore, redstone ore, or glowstone. When placed over a wireless light, it takes on the eerie glow of an ore block. The No-Sew Fleece Quilt is a fun project that’s made entirely by tying squares of fleece together. The one in the book shows a Creeper, but the squares can easily be swapped out so the blanket looks like another character. The Foam Tools project is a perfect way to bring your favorite Minecraft® tools to life so they’re not only safer to play with but feel like the real thing! And perhaps my favorite project is the Crocheted Creeper. The book provides a quick crocheting primer so you can create your own huggable Creeper with bulky-weight yarn. It takes a bit of effort, but you’ll find it’s simple to put together since the Creeper is made entirely of cubes! If you love the look of Minecraft® and want to go into Creative Mode, I hope you’ll give the book a look and see if it’s for you!

2 thoughts on “Craft Projects for Minecraft® and Pixel Art Fans

  1. Where can I find the textures as describes on pages 61-62 for the blocks? There are no links. This is surely missing from these “ideas”, as I should be able to print those blocks and assemble away.

    1. The textures are printed right on the pages 🙂 You can make copies of them at home or a local copy shop for cutting and assembling. It’s not quite as efficient as having a link, unfortunately.

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