I love depleting my scrap lumber pile and my little sister enjoys Minecraft. Merge the two and we have a wooden Minecraft axe! Use this as a costume prop or adorn a wall with it. Follow along for steps on how to make your own Minecraft axe.
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Tools and Supplies
The following items are some of the tools and supplies I gathered to make the axe. The project cost me $0 in supplies, but painting each pixel is a very tedious and time consuming process.
- Orbital sander
- Scrap wood
- Graph paper
- Straight edge
- Painter’s tape
- Paint brush
- Acrylic paint
- 4 shades of gray
- 4 shades of brown
- Mod Podge (for sealing the paint)
How to make a wooden Minecraft Axe
Step 1: Create a pattern on graph paper
Use an image of the axe as a reference and draw the outline of the axe onto graph paper. For my axe, I used a scale of 1″ per a pixel.
Step 2: Trace the pattern to the wood
Trace the outline of the axe onto a piece of wood.
Step 3: Cut out the axe shape with a jigsaw
Cut out the pattern with a jigsaw.
Step 4: Sand and prep the surface for painting
Cycle through different grits (60, 80, 100, 150, 220) of sandpaper and prime the surface of the axe.
Step 5: Draw guide lines on the axe
Draw guide lines on the axe. Once this is complete you will have a grid.
Step 6: Paint each pixel
The bulk of the time spent on the project is on painting. Paint one color at a time. I used painter’s tape to stay within the lines.
Some progress. There are few more pixels to paint. I need to go back and touch up a few spots, and then flip it over and repeat. 😮 #minecraft #costume #costumeprop #prop #wood #scrapwood #plaidcrafts #acrylicpaint #pixel #geek #geekcraft #diy #diycostume #axe #pixelaxe #iron #videogames #gamer #ironaxe #woodworker #pixelart #pixelcraft #minecraftcostume #paint #painting #thisistedious #watchingpaintdry
Step 7: Seal and enjoy!
Seal the project with Mod Podge or your favorite sealer.
DIY Minecraft Axe