Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Minecraft Boy’s Room Décor Idea: Large Wood Minecraft Characters

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If you saw my home tour post, then you saw my three boys' room all decked out in Minecraft stuff.  I had so much fun making their Minecraft themed room.  Some of my favorite pieces in there is this large statement piece with these Minecraft characters, including a zombie, Steve and a creeper.  Each face is about 21x21 inches.    These were so easy to make and the best part was that they were very inexpensive.  I just reused some wood that I had for another project I did for my last house. I just used the backside.  And that wood was cheap, only about $2 for all three pieces.

This is how I made them.  I took some ply wood and cut them into 21x21 squares.  As you can tell by the paint, this is the back side of painted wood.  I then drew a grid onto the ply wood using a L square to line it up.  Each line was 1.5 inches apart.  As you can see, I always have "helpers" when I do projects :).
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Once I got all the squares drawn out, I then taped off the hair and painted it black with some grey and white squares.  Then I taped off the eyes and painted those.
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I continued to tape and paint all of the squares.  As you can tell they weren't perfect, but that's fine because altogether it looks good.
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The creeper I did it a little differently, I painted it green and then drew on the grid lines.  Then taped off the face and painted it black.  Then I went back the green and painted it different shades of green all over the place.
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I did the same thing for the zombie.  They were a lot of fun to paint and they look awesome in the boys' room!
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And here they are in their room.  I love that they are a huge statement piece for such a long and big wall!
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amber churchill said...

Hi Kaysi. I have a 10 yr boy that LOVES minecraft. Ive seen pictures of your idea & have wanted to try it for months now, but didnt know how to go about it. (i am no artist, by far) then i searched the images again & stumbled onto this website. I just wanted to tell you how awesome you are for "making it so simple" & they look so great! I am going to go give it a shot, rite now.
Thanx Kaysi,