Picture of Minecraft TNT Tissue Box Cover

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

Picture of Supplies and Pattern
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  • 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.

KnitChick7 months ago

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).

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  KnitChick7 months ago

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!

Fission Chips10 months ago

Really cool! How long did it take you to stitch the pattern? It takes me a while to stitch something as large as this.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Fission Chips10 months ago

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

aussomeaussies10 months ago

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!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  aussomeaussies10 months ago

PM me if you are interested. The only issue I see is shipping it since it is bulky but very light.

ttowngirl10 months ago
This has my brain cooking up ideas :) lovely talent! Keep at it!
Zabzab1 year ago

Thia is cool =D

Honestly I hate minecraft but this cool. #U ROCK
Crafted2981 year ago
Well done
ecsaul231 year ago

awesome work

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  ecsaul231 year ago

Thank you :)

antoniraj1 year ago

nicely done... what is that software you used for the pattern in Step 1..?

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  antoniraj1 year ago

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.

can we download this on windows?

yes, you got a free version of Winstitch 2014 but you can not save your work.

lynniehop1 year ago
I love how you have used the different shades of red to create a 'corrugated' type of texture. well done, it looks great ♡
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lynniehop1 year ago

Thanks! I really love how that came out :)

it look really great, i love it.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  shankybatra1 year ago

Thank you :)

hunter9991 year ago

Awesome job! This looks great :-)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  hunter9991 year ago


sunshiine1 year ago

I love the first picture wow! Thanks for sharing.


Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sunshiine1 year ago

Thank you! I was really proud of that picture :)

Awesome work!

Thank you!

well, my sneezes are fairly explosive :D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago

Then these tissues have you covered!

gcanders1 year ago

Great creation. Thanks for sharing.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  gcanders1 year ago

Thank you :)

Wow! That totally looks like the real thing! Thanks for sharing:)


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