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March 21

Become Master of Catan with This DIY Game Set

Settlers of Catan board by Aaron Day

Got some wood resources? Make your own Settlers of Catan board, using a single 2×4 block of wood!

Inspired by Summer Woodworking’s annual 2×4 challenge to make something out of a 8? framing 2×4, Aaron Day set out to recreate one of his favorite games from college, Settlers of Catan. The project entailed a massive amount of work and know-how, which he highlights in a video on his site.

I was impressed with his attention to detail and perseverance, right down to creating the playing cards out of wood shavings. I also loved that his kids made appearances in the video – yay for involving kids in geekcrafting adventures!

Via ManMadeDIY.

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February 28

DIY RPG Dice Earrings

dice earrings by Amy Ratcliffe

Roll 20 for charisma with these role-playing game dice earrings designed by Amy Ratcliffe – she’s written up a quick 5-step tutorial that make you the hit of your next campaign!

It would also be easy enough to adapt the tutorial to make a keychain, should you (or your gift recipient) not be the earring-wearing type.

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February 15

Super Easy DIY Slap Bracelets

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You’re throwing a party, and you want to have fun party favors to give to your guests, but you can’t find anything you like? The company Spoonflower just shared this great idea for making your own slap bracelets using their woven peel and stick wallpaper sample. The sample measures 2′ x 1′, so it’s a very generous size, and it only costs $7.50. You can use existing designs from any of their thousands of indie designers, or you can customize your own. They even have a template you can download and use to customize your bracelets, and the tutorial has step-by-step instructions with great pictures too.  Just imagine, you can custom make party favors to match your party’s theme. Just be sure to give yourself enough time to order the wallpaper sample since it can take about 2 weeks to get the finished product in the mail.

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February 7

Rocket Man: DIY Jet Packs

jet pack by Kelly Crawford

Looking for a fun craft to help combat cabin fever? Kelly at Sewing in No Mans Land has you covered!

Just grab some empty water bottles, foil, electrical tape, streamers, and a few other materials and you too can create these awesome jet packs. (You/your kids must supply your own wooshing noises, but I’m guessing those won’t be in short supply.)

Be sure to hop over to her post for the how-to, plus adorable pics of her little man in action.

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February 1

Share the Love with this DIY Gift Idea

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Looking for something to make for your significant other this Valentine’s Day? Jessica from the Nifty Nerd has got you covered with this fun Geeky Love Quote Collage Tutorial.  You’ll find step-by-step instructions with pictures in Jessica’s tutorial. Plus, she’s included quote ideas for you, as well as the template she used to make her Geeky Love Quote Collage.  This is a great gift idea, plus it’d be super easy to customize for your special someone.  You could use Shakespearean quotes for a literature buff, or quotes from Neil Degrasse Tyson for a science fan.  How would you customize your collage?

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January 3

DIY Louise Belcher Crochet Hat

Louise Belcher hat by Adriana Bon

“She’s better on the page than in person.”
“Cute? He’s the reason faces were invented, you idiot!”
“Oh my God, why do you talk so slow?”
“I don’t appreciate your lack of sarcasm.”

Who can’t use a little more Louise Belcher in their life? This sassy youngest daughter from the cartoon “Bob’s Burgers” tells it like it is (and like many of us would like to). Channel your inner Louise with this spot-on crochet hat by Adriana Bon. She’s posted the pattern on Ravelry (a steal for less than $2!) so you can make your own. With 10″ ears and the massive popularity of the show, this hat is sure to be a conversation starter!

See more of Adriana’s yarny adventures on Instagram.

Are you a fan of Bob’s Burgers? What’s your favorite Louise moment? Post a comment below and let us know!

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