Thursday, December 26, 2013

Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Is everyone ready for more Minecraft? I know my family is. I've been searching the internet for days on Minecraft ornament ideas. We made a few out of perler beads and some out of craft foam. This time I came across the idea from our lovely youtube. People are using square clear ornaments from Michaels.

Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tut. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Well, Micheals were completely out of these ornaments and so I found a website that sells them and they are cheap. The website is called Sunshine Crafts.  This website is filled with loads of various types of crafts that would keep you browsing for hours. Click here to go the their website to purchase the ornament.
Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tut. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tut. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts


Supplies
square ornament
primer (Gesso-white or clear) (I used white Gesso) Click on link below for Gesso:
paint brush
grey acrylic paint
white acrylic paint
black acrylic paint
protectant coating (like varnish or spray, etc)


Instructions

1) Paint a coat of Gesso or primer onto the ornament (I used white Gesso). We do this because it helps the paint go on easier as well as preventing it from chipping. Let dry. See picture below...

Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tut. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
A coat of white Gesso
2) Next, I mixed a tiny amount of grey with a generous amount of white paint to make a light grey just like the Ghast. Let dry…

3) Then, I drew on the Ghast's face with a pencil (very lightly). I don't have a picture of this, sorry.

4) After you draw the face on, I then drew the pixel block on the other sides of the ghast and I tried to get as accurately as possible but I wasn't too worried.

5) Then, I got all of my paint colors ready (white, black, grey). My grey was a little dark and so I put a drop of white paint and mixed together. I didn't want it to be as light as the one I used to cover the whole ghast but just slightly lighter than the original grey.

6) Then, you start painting the face on. I started with the top and worked my way down. I suggest using a small paint brush for this because it is very difficult to get perfect squares. The next one I make, I will use some square stamps that I made to get the perfect square. If it works I will post a tutorial. I think if it works, it will be much faster. 

7)After you are satisfied and finished painting and it is dry, then you need to paint on the protective coating, (I used Triple Thick) You can use any protective coating (varnish is a good one too).

Instead of using the wire ornament holders that you can purchase, I just used some craft wire I had already at home and it worked perfect!

Now you should have a wonderful Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament! Congrats! Here is a picture of the ornament I made hanging on our tree. 

Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tut. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tut. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts

Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tut. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Copyright of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Minecraft Ghast Christmas Ornament Tut. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts



















#Minecraft #Christmasornaments #crafts #DIY

Monday, December 23, 2013

Minecraft Creeper Coolie Cup

Yes, more Minecraft!!!! We just can't get enough Minecraft at our house. We are constantly thinking of new items we can make. Minecraft just doesn't have many items that they sell and if they do they are so expensive! So my children and I are always looking for new crafts. I actually find myself looking for anything square and thinking to myself, "oh man, I could make a creeper out of that, or a grass block, etc." My children have me even listening to Minecraft songs! :)

So I want to share another craft that we made. I bought a green coolie cup for $1 at Walmart and I have black craft foam already at home along with some glue and that is it. If you don't have black craft foam, you could use black paint or markers. This is and can be such a cheap, easy, and fun craft.

I cut out the shape of a creeper face with the craft foam and glued it onto the green coolie. Here are some pictures.
Minecraft Creeper Coolie Cup. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts




Minecraft Creeper Coolie Cup. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts

Minecraft Creeper Coolie Cup. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts

Minecraft Creeper Coolie Cup. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts

Minecraft Creeper Coolie Cup. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts


Minecraft Creeper Coolie Cup. Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts
Property of Cassie's Creative Crafts

#minecraft #crafts #diy #cooliecup

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Here is a layout I did with my boys and our Elf on the shelf arrival, Sparkles Magical. The background is the actual letter to them from Santa. I hope you enjoy it.

Sparkles wrote the boys a letter telling them that he gets into things because he either gets bored or if they aren't listening to mom and dad it makes him naughty at times and then Santa isn't happy. That really made them settle down. At least…….for now….lol



Here is Sparkles relaxing on the boys entertainment center.

Here he has a maker along with some goodies for the boys. The marker is evidence for the picture below.

Here Sparkles put toilet paper all over our tree and then wrote "Preston and Spencer did this!" uh oh!

Here, Sparkles is holding a Minecraft paper craft hostage along with chapstick in his back pack and our Castle Crasher men are prepared to fight!. The boys know he was just playing.

Sparkles had fun drawing funny faces on our family pictures! When we woke up we saw him trying to hide the evidence behind a picture! naughty naughty!

He had too much fun!
#elfontheshelf #elfontheshelfideas #christmas

DIY Minecraft Ornaments

Hello all, I want to share our Minecraft ornaments that we made with you. I both some pearler beads and my 9 year old made a Creeper face out of them by himself. Then we decided to make a grass block out of craft foam.

I know there are more Minecraft lovers out there. If you are like us, you find ways to make Minecraft things out of everything! My boys live and breath Minecraft and I am starting to love it too.

I wanted to share the ornaments we made and they are so easy to make. I ordered some clear glass cubed ornaments and I am waiting for them to come in the mail but in the mean time, we get creative on other ways to make ornaments.

These ornaments are extremely easy to make. Both my boys made them.








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