Top 10 Detail craft tips

Locate nearby Villages

The game might seem lonely at times with you only being the one with brains, but thankfully the creators of the game have made villages that spawn randomly on your map. These villages have villagers and they can actually be of some great use if you learn the trading system in the game properly. Here is a brief description of the types of Villagers and what you can expect as the deal that they would offer to you.

  • Farmer – Will trade Emeralds for a crop (wheat, potato, carrot, beetroot)
  • Cartographer – Will trade a map for Emeralds
  • Librarian – Will trade an enchanted book for Emeralds and a book
  • Fisherman – Will trade Emeralds for Bread
  • Leatherworker – Will trade amour for Emeralds
  • Weaponsmith – Will trade weapons(sword) for emeralds Now, remember that the deals and types of villagers to be found in a village is completely random so travelling to a new village every time is a great strategy. Also, villages have chests inside their houses which can be looted for some useful items.

Accept credit cards!

If at all possible, accept credit cards (Square is a great tool) and advertise that you accept them. Take up just a bit of your space to advertise a sign like mine below. I whipped this up using Canva, a free online photo editing tool. I added some of my most popular designs to draw people in. Create one yourself to convey that not only do you accept cash and credit cards, but you have other colors available as well. Tip: Store a tote under your table containing various colors of yarn. If someone loves that hat but wants it in purple instead of blue, you can offer to have it ready for them in an hour (depending on how quickly you crochet, of course).

Craft Planks from the Wood

Once you have acquired enough wood (minimum 3), open your inventory by pressing the three little dots at the bottom of your screen. Select the crafting menu which is shown as a small brown box on the right side. Select the wood that you just cut and place it on any of the four boxes. You will see that these are converted into four ‘wood planks‘. These planks will be used in another step in the future.

Digital Art Business

Digital art is art that is created on a computer. If you are creative, tech savvy, and have access to a computer; digital art is a minimal cost business to start. You can create printable wall art, invitations, greeting cards, and more.

Travel and Explore

Staying at the same place as your shelter will get boring in a few days. Minecraft’s map is roughly 7 times that of our planet Earth and should be explored as much as possible. There are different landforms/biomes in the game namely:

  • Plain
  • Forest
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Desert All have their own composition of rocks and animals and, changing where you have your shelter will keep the game fresh for you. A small tip for beginners is to keep a portable shelter in your inventory which should include enough blocks, a door, a bed, and a pair of the torch.

Build a Shelter

This is the single most important thing for your survival in the game. As you begin your journey in the world of Minecraft, we suggest you as a guide to first build your shelter before anything else. As the game follows a proper time. During nightfall, one should be safe from all the mobs (explained in Step 6) to save themselves from dying. Your first shelter should be made of dirt. This is basically the stuff that you are standing on. Break these blocks by pressing and holding on the screen till the required time and you’ll automatically pick them up if nearby. For a simple 5x4x3 house, you need about 60 blocks of dirt. Anyone with a simple idea about constructing a hollow box will manage to build this without any problem.

Create a photo book of your prior work

When presenting at a craft fair, you only have a limited space available to you. Why not create a hard cover photo book from Shutterfly, Snapfish, Walgreens or CVS showcasing items you have made in the past, but may not have on hand today? Pack that book full of the blankets you’ve made, any amigurumi (stuffed animals) you’ve crocheted, use it to showcase the different stitches you know and/or colors you have available. Keep it open to the page with your most popular design(s).

Presentation!

Presentation is everything! Your buyer’s first impression will many times make or break a sale. When setting up, think of the ways your booth will appear to passersby. You want to offer a wide array of items, in a wide range of price points, without over crowding your table. This is not an episode of Hoarders, but you definitely want to utilize ALL space available to you – including vertical space. Take table cloths (inexpensive flat sheets from Walmart work well also) to drape over the table, use wooden crates to add depth and “shelves”, use old opened suitcases for charm, invest in a mannequin, convert an old photo frame to have chicken wire stapled to the back for hanging items (with mini clothespins) etc… The more eye catching your booth (without being overcrowded) the better.

Offer a free gift with $__ purchase

If you’ve got lots of little dishcloths or rings for kids, consider placing several in a special basket labeled “free gift with $50+ purchase”. You set the amount required, but if someone is spending $40 or $45, they might just pick up another $10 item if only to get the freebie. You could also spin this a little differently and offer a spin wheel for small prizes as well. See what I did there?

Hunt for Food

Food is the most important factor for your survival as this will help you replenish your health and will make sure you can run. A small meter alongside your health bar is the hunger meter. If empty, it will affect your health and sprint speed. To make sure you are active and healthy you need to hunt for food. There are many animals in the game which are harmless and can be hunted for meat. Like

  • Sheep
  • Cow
  • Pig
  • Chicken There are ways to stay vegan too by staying alive on apples that can be found on trees or bread that can be stolen from chests in nearby villages (explained at Step 9).
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