Nothing says Merry Christmas like a sparkly Minecraft Creeper ornament nestled in your Christmas tree!
Minecraft ornaments are easy to make — you just need cube shaped blank ornament you can decorate with squares of glitter tape or paint. Minecraft blocks in the game are made to look like 8×8 pixels, so divide your cube into 64 squares for the most realistic look.
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Where to Find Minecraft Shaped Ornament Blanks
A couple years ago, I found the perfect cube shaped plastic ornaments over at Michaels…but they’ve been harder to find of late.
Add Glitter Washi Tape for Mess Free Sparkle
Glitter washi tape make this craft a breeze! This stuff is really fun to craft with, especially if you like glitter, but don’t like the mess.
I picked up a pack of assorted colors at Michaels, but you can also find it at Hobby Lobby or online at Amazon.
Let’s make a Minecraft Grass Block Ornament
We decided to make a Minecraft grass block, since it’s the most iconic block in the game. A snow block would be fun too, but kinda boring.
Here’s a few tips to make your own Minecraft block out of glitter tape:
We found the backing on the tape is difficult to peel off, so I cut off longer strips of tape, peeled them first and THEN snipped the tape into squares. I’d hand off the square to Mitch and he’d place them. Our ornament took about six squares to a row.
We used green on the top, brown on the bottom and tossed in a few gold for variation.
If you’re using the WOODEN BLOCKS you might want to paint the background first. Use any color you like, but I think black or gold would be great.
If your kid can’t get squares perfectly straight, don’t worry–it’s their ornament.
If you want perfection make your own.
Make a Simple Minecraft Creeper Ornament
You could go ahead and make one completely out of tape squares, but honestly, we were tired of sticking bits of tape to the ornament by this time. Besides, I had to try something with GLITTER!
IF YOU HAVE CLEAR ORNAMENTS:
You can fill the inside of the ornament with a little watered down Mod Podge, put your thumb over the hole, then shake to cover the inside. Pour out the excess–or rather shake the crap out it until the excess comes out–and pour in a bunch of green glitter.
Give it a final shake –remember, keep that hole covered — and tada –a green glitter cube!!
IF YOU HAVE A SOLID BLOCK
Paint the entire cube green.
Now you’re ready for the face! Cut squares of black glitter tape and let your kid add a creeper face to the cube.
When Mitch made his Creeper ornament, we used two squares for the eyes, 6 squares for the frown and a half square for the nose.
If you can’t find glitter tape you can always draw the face on with a permanent marker.
Glitter Grass Block Ornament
This last one is for people who don’t want to mess with gluing a bunch of little pieces of paper or tape to the ornament. It just uses glitter and glue!
We filled the inside of the block with gold glitter (see above for directions) then painted the outside top of the ornament with Mod Podge (glue works good too) and sprinkled green glitter on it. After it dried, I applied a second coat of Mod Podge to keep the glitter from flaking off.
Again, if you’re using a solid block you’ll have to stick to the outside surfaces. Paint the sides of the cube with Mod Podge and sprinkle with gold glitter. Give that time to dry.
Now apply Mod Podge to the top and just a bit down the sides. Sprinkle with GREEN glitter. Set aside to dry.
If you want, glitter the bottom or just leave plain.
Seal the whole cube with another layer of Mod Podge to keep the glitter from flaking off.