We’ve all seen those spooktacular photos where the subject is somehow levitating. If you’ve wondered on how you can achieve the effect, then this tutorial from Jodie and Jen on Eighteen25.com will give you some great tips. You’ll need a tripod for the best results, and you’ll need to know how to use Photoshop as well (the tutorial is great, but clearly intended for folks who are familiar with the photo editing program already). The possibilities are endless though, and the photo shoot itself would be loads of fun. Kick your Halloween spirit into high gear with this delightful idea, and be sure to share the results with your friends here at Geek Crafts.
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Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to break the bank! Try this cool, cheap, and simple tutorial from the Crafty Lumberjacks and make your house or apartment extra spooky with yarn spiderwebs. I think with some tweaking you could even do this on your porch (maybe try some black tie line and tacks or nails?). In any case, the tutorial has plenty of pictures and good descriptions to get you started. It may take some trial and error, but as the Crafty Lumberjacks suggest, “Be the spider.”
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Planning on serving up some stewed gagh or steamed Raktajino? Then you’ll want to have some Star Trek oven mitts on hand. Fortunately, Cheryl at Sew Can Do has put together a tutorial to help you out.
These fully insulated mitts have easy slip-on hand pockets and feature some of the fun Star Trek prints now available, though you could customize with any number of geeky fabrics. Two-1/2 yards of cotton fabric, 1/4 yard Insul-Bright, and 1/4 yard Cotton batting, plus basic sewing tools are all you need to outfit your kitchen in Star Trek/geek style.
How would you deck out your kitchen? Star Trek, or another fandom? Share your fav in the comments below!
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- Star Trek Oven Mitts Tutorial on Sew Can Do
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It may be time for back-to-school, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to leave your love of Doctor Who behind. Check out this fun and super easy tutorial from Natalie at Doodlecraft, and you can make your own sonic screwdriver pens. You’ll be the envy of all the other students, plus no one will ever be able to steal your pens! This project would make a great party activity too. Have fun!
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If you love Harry Potter, you’ll love this free embroidery pattern and tutorial from Beverly at Flamingo Toes! You can solemnly (or otherwise) be up to no good and make your own 8″ hoop art piece. Beverly gives step-by-step instructions and photos, and she even talks you through distressing the final piece so it looks aged, just like that Marauder’s Map!
Do you need a little help learning the Backstitch for this fun pattern? Check out my friend, Kristen, at Hey Paul Studios and her awesome video! Plus, she’s got great tips on picking fabrics, thread, and even hoops.
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- Free embroidery pattern and tutorial by Beverly on Flamingo Toes
- Video tutorial on the backstitch by Kristen at Hey Paul Studios
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I’ve seen quite a few tutorials on decoupaging shoes, but this one is really good. I found it on Anomaly Geek Girl Podcasts and Blog (a site well worth investigating!). It’ll take you step-by-step through the process, complete with pictures. And the results are pretty awesome. Just imagine, you could have comic book shoes for every fandom!
Want another idea for up-cycling shoes into geek-tastic awesomeness? This tutorial is all about making your own glittery Police Box shoes! Look below for more fun links, and be sure to share your incredible comic book shoe creations.