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Minecraft Block Photo Stand

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Now that it's almost Christmas, I have to start thinking about gifts to give to people. One person I needed a gift for was my cousin. My cousin is a huge Minecraft freak, so what there was nothing better I could give him than something to do with Minecraft. 
So I came up with this. I've made many photo stands before, but never thought of making it Minecraft themed. 
I picked two blocks: the grass block, because it's the symbol of Minecraft, and the diamond block, because it's my cousin's favorite Minecraft block, and I think it just generally looks awesome.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Things you will need to make your photo stand:
  • Glossy varnish
  • Acrylic paint (white, black, blue, light green, dark green, brown)
  • Thick flexible aluminum wire
  • Modeling clay (I used the type that dries, and doesn't have to be burned)
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Fine permanent marker
  • Paint brushes
  • Needle noes pliers
  • "Cut and Paste Sticker Pad" - some sort of foil that you can cut out and stick onto the cube. Regular masking tape should work just as well.

Step 2: Modeling the block

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To model the block, get a ball of clay and model it into a cube. To get the sides straight, use a knife to cut them straight. 
Then, get a length of wire long enough for the stand, and poke it through the block. To stop it from sliding back out, bend it a bit and press it into the clay.

Step 3: First Layer

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Paint the dirt of the grass block or the stone of the diamond ore block first, before you add the detail. Don't do the grass block like I did -- paint it brown all the way around (except the bottom), not just the sides.
T Hawk1085 months ago

sweet!

BMX_BOSS9 months ago
I gave to my brother for his birthday he loved it!!! Thanks