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Fluffsmith Your Own Weapons With the Help of Mines N Crafts
Mines N Crafts

Fluffsmith Your Own Weapons With the Help of Mines N Crafts

Mines N Crafts is Geek & Sundry’s weekly show that combines real-life crafting with Minecraft-ing with hosts Gina DeVivo, Stef Woodburn, and Amy Dallen. This week, inspired by the new movie Birth of the Dragon and an exciting Minecraft Ender Dragon hunt, the crafty trio made fluffy weapons perfect for a pillow fight.

What You Need

  • Scrap material
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Iron
  • Chopsticks
  • T-shirt transfer paper (Jolee’s Boutique Easy Image)

Get Started!

Begin by choosing your weapon and follow the directions to print it on T-shirt transfer paper. Shurikens, diamond swords from Minecraft, your favorite Skyrim weapons, and more can all be found on Vecteezy.

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Next, cut the paper around the weapon shape, cutting as close to it as you prefer.

Place the paper face down on the scrap fabric. “The image needs to lay down flat because you’re going to heat it,” said Gina.

Leave space on the fabric around the paper for putting together your pillow later.

Iron the image on to the fabric on high heat. (Make sure there is no steam.) Gina recommends heating it about 90 seconds, and don’t remove the paper immediately. Give it time to cool or the ink may smear.

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Fold the fabric in half over the design. Cut the fabric with the paper still attached, leaving a couple of inches around the design, so that you have two identical pieces.

Slowly the transfer paper off the fabric. (“This is so satisfying!” exclaimed Amy.)

Put the images face-to-face, laying the two pieces of fabric together. “Take the ‘clear’ piece and put it over the image you want on the inside,” said Gina.

Gina advised gluing the fabric together one inch at a time so that it doesn’t dry too quickly. Glue around the edges of the pillow, leaving one end open and unglued so you can add stuffing.

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Turn the fabric right-side out by flipping it through the opening you left. You can use a chopstick or the eraser end of a pencil to gently push out corners of the pillow.

Fluff out the stuffing so that it expands. “Help it reach its full fluffy potential!” encouraged Gina.

Squish the stuffing into the pillow using the hole you left open.

Finally, tuck the edges into themselves and glue them together. Your weapon is complete!

Catch Gina, Stef, and Amy on Mines N Crafts every Wednesday at 4PM Pacific on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel, and become a subscriber to hop on the sub-only Minecraft server. 

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