DIY projects and DIY resources for the crafty nerd.

 

halloweencrafts:

DIY Snake Cake Tutorial from Schooled in Love. This is a 6 foot long cake! The secret to its shape is bundt cakes - lots of them and rice krispie treats. Go to the link to see how she made the Cobra Cake. This would also make an awesome basilisk cake for a Harry Potter themed party. For more Halloween cakes go here.

halloweencrafts:

DIY Snake Cake Tutorial from Schooled in Love. This is a 6 foot long cake! The secret to its shape is bundt cakes - lots of them and rice krispie treats. Go to the link to see how she made the Cobra Cake. This would also make an awesome basilisk cake for a Harry Potter themed party. For more Halloween cakes go here.

cwaftycreations:

These necklaces “rock”! Learn how to grow your own crystals to make these gorgeous geode pendants!
Tutorial @ The Cwafty Blog

This tutorial from The Cwafty Blog is full of Nerdy Science and DIY! Those pretty gems aren’t just from a store. They are grown right at home. It’s true. You can grow your own crystal jewelry. Grow your own crystal necklace

"My sister and I turned our 1987 family Mazda into a 2364 shuttlecraft."And Pixeldragon a.k.a. was amazing enough to share it with us! Along with how this car was assimilated into the TNG collective:Turn your car into a Star Trek TNG shuttlecraft
Why not follow her lead and convert your car too? Or get creative and use this great technique to turn your car into whatever craft you like!
Submitted by Pixeldragon

"My sister and I turned our 1987 family Mazda into a 2364 shuttlecraft."

And Pixeldragon a.k.a. was amazing enough to share it with us! Along with how this car was assimilated into the TNG collective:

Turn your car into a Star Trek TNG shuttlecraft

Why not follow her lead and convert your car too? Or get creative and use this great technique to turn your car into whatever craft you like!

Submitted by Pixeldragon

Wanted to try knitting but haven’t been brave enough to go out and buy a set of needles? How about trying this first! Just Pepperminty has made a tutorial about how you knit with your fingers. How to Finger Knit

Great for the beginning crafter or for the nerdy parent wanting to share craft time with their kids. Impress your friends by announcing proudly that your new scarf was literally done by hand!

Wanted to try knitting but haven’t been brave enough to go out and buy a set of needles? How about trying this first! Just Pepperminty has made a tutorial about how you knit with your fingers.

How to Finger Knit

Great for the beginning crafter or for the nerdy parent wanting to share craft time with their kids. Impress your friends by announcing proudly that your new scarf was literally done by hand!

halloweencrafts:

DIY Spell and Potion Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, a glue gun, cardstock, paper towels etc… This DIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait until later to download it.

It’s great to see this tutorial has had a resurrection - just in time for Halloween! This adaptation was made by Lindsey at Better After. 

halloweencrafts:

DIY Spell and Potion Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, a glue gun, cardstock, paper towels etc… This DIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait until later to download it.

It’s great to see this tutorial has had a resurrection - just in time for Halloween! This adaptation was made by Lindsey at Better After

tmirai:

Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL

Tutorial by AmenoKitarou

Super duper awesome and helpful! I am totally going to try this out for my Garrosh cosplay.

Check out this beautiful tutorial on foam shaping guys! It was made by the awesome AmenoKitarou - an amazing cosplayer who does fantastic armor and weapons. If you enjoyed this tutorial you should go check him out.

(Source: alltheawesomecosplay)

I don’t know about you - but I know I have a ton of old shoes with nothing interesting to do with them until now. Sarina the awesome Nerd Craft Librarian posted this great way of kicking life into your shoes. Yes. Pun intend. 
Painted Shoes Tutorial
Why not try this to turn old shoes into your new cosplay creations. Why not add a few different colors. Or paint on a few designs from your favorite games or shoes. You know you want your own pair of Ravenclaw shoes. Well… I do anyway. 

I don’t know about you - but I know I have a ton of old shoes with nothing interesting to do with them until now. Sarina the awesome Nerd Craft Librarian posted this great way of kicking life into your shoes. Yes. Pun intend. 

Painted Shoes Tutorial

Why not try this to turn old shoes into your new cosplay creations. Why not add a few different colors. Or paint on a few designs from your favorite games or shoes. You know you want your own pair of Ravenclaw shoes. Well… I do anyway. 

If you are like me, you often wish that your cupboards could also be bigger on the inside. Fortunately SHIFT was inspired by our favourite building tools and created a great way to save space. 

LEGO Brick Spice Rack

Try making a few in different colours and stacking them on top of each other. Don’t feel restricted to large bottles either. This project works great for smaller spice bottles as well. For an added function, you can use this to store small craft room supplies, loose tea, hardware like nails or screws or office supplies like paperclips, push pins and staples.

Want your own custom nerdy mug? Nerd Craft Librarian has a great, easy tutorial that can help you turn a plain mug into something personal and geeky just for you. Can I also suggest that it makes a great personal gift for someone you love.

DIY: Sharpie Mugs

Nerd Craft Librarian uses Harry Potter as her inspiration - but I’ve added some other sharpie mug examples to help inspire you to make your own cool design. 

It’s not very often a company shares it’s secrets, but amazingly Banana Moon Clothing made the great move of creating a great tutorial on how you can print screen yourself. 
Screen-Printing for Beginners
Make your own Batman shirt, your favourite game logo or to add a great touch to your cosplays.

It’s not very often a company shares it’s secrets, but amazingly Banana Moon Clothing made the great move of creating a great tutorial on how you can print screen yourself. 

Screen-Printing for Beginners

Make your own Batman shirt, your favourite game logo or to add a great touch to your cosplays.

In the moody for a unique, handy and nerdy clutch or wallet? Caught On A Whim has a great, easy tutorial that can help you turn an old book into a great new carrying case.
DIY: Nerdy Chic Book Clutch
For added variety, try using it as a handy way to move around your art supplies, as a pencil case or gift box.

In the moody for a unique, handy and nerdy clutch or wallet? Caught On A Whim has a great, easy tutorial that can help you turn an old book into a great new carrying case.

DIY: Nerdy Chic Book Clutch

For added variety, try using it as a handy way to move around your art supplies, as a pencil case or gift box.

Tired of the bringing the same old snack to game night? Want to put a little geek into any holiday or party? Need to put an extra rank in Profession: Cake Maker? Check out how to put your own twist on the classic Ginger Bread house. Our Nerd Home’s tutorial will help you impress the hell out of your gaming group. You don’t need to save this one for the holidays - it’s great any time of year.D20 Gingerbread House
For another easy and delicious tutorial to go with this check out our earlier post also from Our Nerd Home on how to make Chocolate Dice. 

Tired of the bringing the same old snack to game night? Want to put a little geek into any holiday or party? Need to put an extra rank in Profession: Cake Maker? Check out how to put your own twist on the classic Ginger Bread house. Our Nerd Home’s tutorial will help you impress the hell out of your gaming group. You don’t need to save this one for the holidays - it’s great any time of year.

D20 Gingerbread House

For another easy and delicious tutorial to go with this check out our earlier post also from Our Nerd Home on how to make Chocolate Dice

moonysketches:

EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS
So … Az and I are in a bit of a situation. It’s slowly been building and I’m finally setting aside my pride to ask for some help.
I was laid off a while ago and haven’t found steady work yet. Az is on medical leave and can’t work full-time for another month or so. We’ve been doing our best to budget food, mortgage, bills, loans, etc. but we’ve had a few unexpected vet visits. Our cat, Nile, had dental surgery done and both he and Ruby, our other cat, needed their vaccinations. Our old ferret Oline has developed onset insulinoma, which required emergency vet care last night and complete blood work today. We always make sure we have enough for unexpected vet costs because our pets take priority, but it’s the cherry on top that has stretched our savings too thin.
As you can guess, I’m not just asking for donations. I want to work so I’m doing commissions. There’s a wide range of prices and though I wish I could lower them, I just can’t afford to. I have a couple commissions in progress and con season is upon us which means LOTS of prep work but I promise you that even if it takes a little while, I will finish your commission. You have my word.
Prices and info are on my portfolio. You can view my work there as well as here and here.
We also have an Etsy shop if you’re more interested in unique geeky accessories, prints, pins, etc: Blind Leviathan
If you’ve got any questions or whatever else, my email is graciekaylor@gmail.com. Thanks so very much and please signal boost if you can. I’d really appreciate it! ♥

Hey guys, the girl who was kind enough to do a background for this blog is in need. She is really talented and open for commissions to help cover some pets emergency care.

moonysketches:

EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS

So … Az and I are in a bit of a situation. It’s slowly been building and I’m finally setting aside my pride to ask for some help.

I was laid off a while ago and haven’t found steady work yet. Az is on medical leave and can’t work full-time for another month or so. We’ve been doing our best to budget food, mortgage, bills, loans, etc. but we’ve had a few unexpected vet visits. Our cat, Nile, had dental surgery done and both he and Ruby, our other cat, needed their vaccinations. Our old ferret Oline has developed onset insulinoma, which required emergency vet care last night and complete blood work today. We always make sure we have enough for unexpected vet costs because our pets take priority, but it’s the cherry on top that has stretched our savings too thin.

As you can guess, I’m not just asking for donations. I want to work so I’m doing commissions. There’s a wide range of prices and though I wish I could lower them, I just can’t afford to. I have a couple commissions in progress and con season is upon us which means LOTS of prep work but I promise you that even if it takes a little while, I will finish your commission. You have my word.

Prices and info are on my portfolio. You can view my work there as well as here and here.

We also have an Etsy shop if you’re more interested in unique geeky accessories, prints, pins, etc: Blind Leviathan

If you’ve got any questions or whatever else, my email is graciekaylor@gmail.com. Thanks so very much and please signal boost if you can. I’d really appreciate it! ♥

Hey guys, the girl who was kind enough to do a background for this blog is in need. She is really talented and open for commissions to help cover some pets emergency care.