Minecraft is awesome! It looks awesome and it is fun to play. Its pixelated style goes perfectly with needlecrafts like plastic canvas. I decided to make up a tissue box cover with plastic canvas in the style of the Minecraft TNT block. Enjoy!

PS: Thank you to Jessyratfink for finding and suggesting the location that was used for this picture.

Step 1: Supplies and Pattern


  • 7 Mesh Plastic Canvas (can be hard to find in stores and I needed 2 sheets in order to cut out all the pieces)
  • #16 Metal Yarn Needle
  • 3 Shades of Red Yarn (dark, medium, and light) (I actually used the dark and light to make my medium)
  • 3 Shades of Grey/White Yarn (dark, medium, and light)
  • Black Yarn
  • Square Tissue Box (red preferably, though it will be covered and doesn't really matter)
  • Scissors and Exacto Knife (Exacto is optional if you need it)

Also, for the yarn, you don't want it too light or it won't cover the plastic canvas well. I used yarn that was Medium (4) weight. I used mostly Red Heart and Vanna. I got anything that was Medium weight in the color I needed.

The pattern is here for you to try to follow along with. I actually just looked at images online and went for it. But I wanted to write up the pattern just in case. In the next couple steps I'll talk about stitches, because instead of doing all short stitches or all long stitches I did 2 short with a long to imitate a pixel. I used MacStitch to make the patterns and with the free version you cannot save so you get a screenshot of what I did.

I searched the internet in order to see what the TNT block looks like. The side was easy to find and recreate and I found the top here.

<p>Or you can use perler beads for a similar, possibly easier, project, but I love how this looks! I know someone who might like do do it...</p>
<p>Yep. <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-3D-block-of-TNT/" target="_blank">Someone did that</a> and it looks great! I just like to work with plastic canvas for a tissue box cover :)</p>
<p>I want to make a minecraft chest for my rectangular tissue box, but I don't know where to go from here. Do I need to change anything on here? </p>
<p>I haven't tried importing an image like that. I think it could work. You might want to trim the tabs off the image before importing it and remember that, I think, you'll need to make the size the full distance around the tissue box since the image is flattened.</p>
<p>That's really cool! Where did you find the image for the sides? I'd like to make this but I want to make a different block (I really want to do one of the steampunk wood blocks but I can't seem to find a good image to work from). </p>
<p>I just googled TNT Minecraft Block and sifted through until I found something I wanted. I haven't seen that block before, but it sounds fun!</p>
<p>Really cool! How long did it take you to stitch the pattern? It takes me a while to stitch something as large as this.</p>
<p>Depends on how much time you have. I think I could do it in less than a week if I work on it an hour or so a day. I honestly suck at guessing how long things take to make :P</p>
<p>This is awesome! My son loves Minecraft and he likes to play with the TNT. Do you make these to sell? I am finishing my semester and don't have time to make one of these by Christmas. Thanks!</p>
<p>PM me if you are interested. The only issue I see is shipping it since it is bulky but very light.</p>
This has my brain cooking up ideas :) lovely talent! Keep at it!
<p>Thia is cool =D</p>
Honestly I hate minecraft but this cool. #U ROCK
Well done
<p>awesome work</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
<p>nicely done... what is that software you used for the pattern in Step 1..?</p>
<p>Sorry about that! I meant to link to it in the first place. I added a link, it is called MacStitch. You can do a free demo which lets you do most things, but you can't save your pattern, so whenever I use it I have to take a screenshot of the finished pattern.</p>
<p>can we download this on windows?</p>
<p>yes, you got a free version of Winstitch 2014 but you can not save your work.</p>
I love how you have used the different shades of red to create a 'corrugated' type of texture. well done, it looks great ♡
<p>Thanks! I really love how that came out :)</p>
it look really great, i love it.
<p>Thank you :)</p>
<p>Awesome job! This looks great :-)</p>
<p>I love the first picture wow! Thanks for sharing.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thank you! I was really proud of that picture :)</p>
<p>Awesome work!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
well, my sneezes are fairly explosive :D
<p>Then these tissues have you covered!</p>
<p>Great creation. Thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
Wow! That totally looks like the real thing! Thanks for sharing:)<br><br>Kyle<br><br>
<p>Thanks for stopping by :)</p>

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