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DIY Minecraft Gifts

  • December 17, 2013
  • By Sabine
  • 19 Comments


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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  • Melody
    December 31, 2013

    Danny is so funny. These turned out great!

  • NeeNeebeens
    June 18, 2014

    Awesome idea! Guess what craft my niece’s are getting to do this week?

    • sabines
      June 18, 2014

      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.

  • valerie
    June 18, 2014

    These are so cute! Wondering how the colors have held up? Have you tried washing them?

    • sabines
      June 19, 2014

      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.

  • Erlene
    June 29, 2014

    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.

    • sabines
      July 1, 2014

      My son is the same way. You should make the Minecraft shoes for them.

  • Laura Lane of Harvest Lane Cottage
    July 5, 2014

    What incredible patience and great work!

  • Ginger
    August 6, 2014

    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!

    • sabines
      August 6, 2014

      Thank you, Ginger. I am so excited about the feature. Thanks for hosting! Have a great day.

  • Jennifer W.
    August 6, 2014

    These are so awesome and I have two boys that I will now need to make these for thanks so much!

    • sabines
      August 6, 2014

      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!

  • Julie@CCG
    August 21, 2014

    Love them! What a great idea. This would be a perfect idea for a birthday party activity.

    • sabines
      August 21, 2014

      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!

  • Caytlin Burns
    December 5, 2014

    Oh my gosh! These are so cute! I am totally making these for my little brother’s Christmas present!

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