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Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in DYI | 1 comment

Life-Size Minecraft Christmas Tree

Life-Size Minecraft Christmas Tree

Minecraft, who thunk it? Such a simple game, in fact when I first saw it I thought back to my days, many, many, many days, of playing Zelda (1987). Here we are 26 years later with one extra dimension. Kids and adults are crazy for Minecraft, my boys included.

So, here we are and Christmas time is upon us. I decided to take the craziness of the season one step further and build a life-sized Christmas Tree, a Minecraft Christmas Tree, and this is how I did it.
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Obviously, I needed some good blocks. I did some searching and found 12x12x12 inch boxes online at Staples.com that I thought would work perfectly. I ordered the boxes and while I was waiting for them to arrive I decided to head over to Lowe’s to search from some plywood. I needed the plywood to create a frame that would not only support all the boxes, but that I would be able to conceal easily. Here is what I came up with.

I placed the order and headed over to Lowes to pick up some plywood, I needed to create a frame to support the boxes and be able to hide the frame at the same time. Here is what I came up with.

Next was to place the frame inside the house and start painting and wraping the base with boxes so it would look as if it were resting only on the boxes themselves.

Once the base was done we started building boxes, I decided to seal the boxes with hot glue so there would be no tape seams. This took some time and more cans of spray paint than I had imagined. We completed roughly 70-80 boxes and ready to build. Now where’s my pickaxe?

Now that all the boxes are in place it was time to decorate.  First we strung the Christmas lights all around our tree and placed pins in the boxes to support the lights. We also made sure the lights will support the Christmas ornaments as there is not much else to attach an ornament to.

And that is it, our tree is done. The sun is going down and we must now go build our beds and wait for Saint Brick. IMG_9136

Check out a video of it on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-4zP2wRWZA

Its missing a tree topper, any suggestions? Let us know!

1 Comment

  1. That is very clever and creative! My son would love this!!

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