Decorate your gamer wedding with real-life Tetris pieces

Guestpost by Terra on Apr. 26th

Confession: I can take no credit for these Tetris centerpiece blocks whatsoever (my future husband pretty much did these all on his own) but I wanted to share.

Things you will need:

  • 1" wood blocks: We got a big bag of 500 1" blocks from Woodworks! This was enough for 125 Tetris pieces.
  • Krylon indoor spray paint in various colors
  • Wood glue
  • Table saw

Using a table saw, bevel all the edges of two opposing faces at a 45 degree angle. This will give them a nice look.

Start assembling! Use a dab of wood glue on the non-beveled faces. SMUSH those blocks together as hard as you can so the glue spreads out well. Wipe off any excess glue, then let dry.

Finally, paint in your favorite colors! Technically there should probably be two colors of the zig zag blocks since there are two types (one is a mirror of the other) but we can flip them in real life unlike in the game… so he decided it didn't matter. ;)

Here's a box of blocks, all ready to go to be used as centerpieces and decorations at our wedding.

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About Terra

Terra is a geek. Video games are her biggest hobby, and she does software for a living. She has a weakness for lolcats and dark chocolate. She studies Kung Fu and plans to continue to do so as long as she can stand on her own two feet.