Category Archives: Craftin

October 24

Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

By: TCO Halloween is only a week away! If you don’t have a costume yet, don’t fret. There is still time to create something fabulous. Here are a few of my favorite DIY costumes that require little time (and hopefully resources). (And of course I had to kick-off the post with Beyonce’s awesome DIY costume.) […]

July 21

Geeky Office Supplies

By: Terra Clarke Olsen This weekend, I noticed that “Back to School” aisles have already started to appear. Being the dork that I am, I loved back-to-school shopping as a kid—the colorful binders, the fancy pens, the pointless stickers, I wanted it all! So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I love buying […]

June 30

DIY Raspberry Jam

By: Terra Clarke Olsen Every year I create a list of things to try or do that I’ve never done before, and this year ‘make jam’ made the list. I was finally able to cross it off this past week as I embarked on a jamming marathon. I tried a few different methods and recipes, but […]

May 16

Adorable Artist Spotlight: Inki-Jinx

I first encountered Inki-Jinx at Sakura-Con this past year. I stopped dead in my tracks when I caught a glimpse of the outpouring of adorable that was radiating from her artist alley table. Cephalopods! Desserts! Mermaids! It was a dream come true that perfectly enveloped  my favorite (non Star Wars) things! Shelly created Inki-Jinx to […]

January 29

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner By: Katie Neely Make up brush cleaner can get pretty spendy, now you can make your own from ingredients that you already have in the kitchen. What you need: Hot Water-1 cup Dish soap-1 TBSP White vinegar-1TBSP Container to clean brushes Directions:  First, mix hot water, soap and vinegar in your […]

January 24

Featured Kickstarter: Geeky Sprinkles

Featured Kickstarter: Geeky Sprinkles By: Terra Clarke Olsen I love when two of my favorite worlds collide. In this instance, it happens to be three–geek life, baking, and fundraising! I recently backed the Kickstarter for Geeky Sprinkles, and of course, I have to help spread the word so this project can happen (and so I […]

November 18

Butterbeer Recipes

Butterbeer Recipes By: Terra Clarke Olsen Like many fellow nerds, the holidays are not complete without watching the Harry Potter films. But now that the series is over (although will be expanding soon), I like to continue the tradition while adding some fun elements into the fix. Making Butterbeer is one of the best ways to add […]

August 23

DIY Deer Earrings

DIY Deer Earrings By: Katie Neely While thrifting for supplies for the Dino Planters, I found several bags of small plastic animals.These earrings are the first of many projects I have up my sleeve. Stay tuned for more projects like this one. Supplies: Small plastic toys Electric drill with 1/16 bit Metallic spray paint Earring […]

July 29

Easy Makeup Brush Storage

Easy Makeup Brush Storage By: Katie Neely Makeup Brushes can be tricky to store. You don’t want them jumbled up in a bag, where their brushes can be ruined, but you don’t want to keep them in a vase where it can be hard to find the one you’re looking for. This is an easy […]

July 12

Nerdy Decor: Handmade Haven

Nerdy Decor – Episode 4: Handmade Haven By: Andrea Cole Welcome back to Nerdy Decor! This time we’re going to look at some nerdy handmade elements that you can add to your home. Don’t worry, you’re not required to make things if you’re not feeling crafty. That’s what sites like Etsy are for! Zelda Keyholder […]

June 26

DIY Frosted Vases

DIY Frosted Vases By: Katie Neely My sister got married this past weekend and we made these frosted vases for her centerpieces. This is a great way to make something inexpensive look like a million bucks! What you need: Glass vases (I recommend Ikea or the Dollar Store) Rubber bands Desired color/frost or glitter spray […]

May 15

DIY Plant-a-saurs Planters

DIY Plant-a-saurs Planters By: Katie Neely These Plant-a-saurs Planters are a fun way to decorate your garden, house, or patio! What you will need: Plastic toys Succulent plants Sharp Scissors Spray Primer Spray Paint Soil White Sand Pumas Drill and drill bit I found a majority of the toys I used at Value Village, they also […]