DIY Minecraft Gifts


As I have mentioned in one of my previous blogs, my son is obsessed with Minecraft. He has a Minecraft shirt (last year’s Christmas present), a Minecraft poster (also a present from last year), of course, the Minecraft game, and  homemade Minecraft wall art. He is also learning Java (no, it’s nothing coffee related, but rather a programming language that will help him create his “own Minecraft game”- someday).

Since I recognize his love for Minecraft, I decided to add to his collection of Creepers and Zombies. Last night, I finished a pair of DIY Minecraft shoes which will be one of his Christmas presents (my son doesn’t read my blog, so it’s o.k. to post it here). Should you have a Minecrafter in the house, try this fun and fairly simple project.

Start with a blank canvas. I bought the shoes for $9 at Walmart.

Start with a blank canvas. I bought the shoes for $9 at Walmart.

You can use permanent markers or fabric markers

You can use permanent markers or fabric markers

Using a popsicle stick, draw lines to create a grid

Using a popsicle stick, draw lines to create a grid

Like this.

Like this.

I colored the back of the shoes first. I didn't follow a color pattern  for my squares.

I colored the back of the shoes first. I didn’t follow a color pattern for my squares.

Next, I drew the Creeper.

Next, I drew the Creeper.

Total cost: $15

Total cost: $15

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19 thoughts on “DIY Minecraft Gifts

    1. Thank you so much. It was a lot of fun making the minecraft shoes for my son. There isn’t a right or wrong way… anything goes and no one else has the exact same shoes. I bet your nieces will have fun doing it.

    1. Hi Valerie! The colors are holding up really well but I haven’t washed them yet. I am sure you can apply some kind of fabric paint/sharpie sealer to protect the colors.

  1. Oh my goodness. My kids would love if I made these for them. All four of my kids play Minecraft and dressed up as Minecraft characters for Halloween. Pinned. Thanks again for linking up to Merry Monday.

  2. Such a great idea! I love it. I don’t have boys, but if I did…. Thanks for linking up at Gingerly Made. I’m featuring you later today. Hope you’re having a great week!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer for the sweet comment. I ended up making two pairs; one for my son, and one for a friend. What’s nice about this project, each pair of shoes is unique. My son really likes that. Have fun making them!

    1. Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the Minecraft shoes. It took about 2 hours to do one pair (I also did one for a friend). To speed up the process you could draw the lines for them and they can color in the squares. Have fun with it!

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