Today’s “Geek Craft” might not be the usual conventional type of craft. However, it is pretty resourceful. A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants. It is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round and to lure fairies and with them, good luck, to your home. It’s a tiny space created and tended with love.
SweetCheesus posted this piece on Imgur last June. It’s a one year anniversary gift to his girlfriend, another Imgur user named slantedlight12. It’s sitting in an 18″ clay pot that he found at a local flower shop, and bought all the pieces and parts for under $50, and built it in about four hours. Half of that time was spent just breaking up the large pot.
It’s a nice bit of gardening and upcycling, as well as being pretty creative. SweetCheesus lives in North Carolina, so he’s got hot and humid weather most of the spring/summer. The plants came from a farmer’s market but he didn’t get the names of them.
Who doesn’t want a darling fairy hanging around your neck?
Lin’s Geekery makes these without any paint. Just glass and her mad skills.
Her shop is full of nerdy goodness. From Rupees to Yoshi and even Final Fantasy VII, there is something in there to make the geek in your life very happy.
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Feeling low on health? Need a quick way to feel refreshed? Then this necklace is for you!
Zelda Bottled Fairy Necklaces come in a wide array of colours if pink isn’t you thing.
Never be caught low on hearts again!
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Here’s a tutorial for creating a Halloween decoration that’s really different and unique! Better yet, the materials are super cheap. The skeleton is from the Dollar Tree (and comes in a pack of 4!), and the butterfly wings are from a craft store. The only other materials you need are things you probably already have: some black paint (for aging the bones a little and darkening the eye sockets), scissors, and a hot glue gun. I’m thinking I might need an army of these little guys . . . .
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I saw this on BuzzFeed and knew I had to share it. This dad started out in fashion design, but discovered a whole new world in cosplay for his kids (and he and his wife too!). He started by making a Fairy Godmother costume for his daughter to wear to Disney World, and it seems to have snowballed from there. My favorite? The Belle peasant gown that transforms into her ballgown right in front of your eyes. Seriously.
How incredibly cool is that? You may need to watch that a couple times, that transformation is so fast.
Want to see more, just check out @DesignerDaddy on Instagram for more of his creations.
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Ah, yes…it’s that time again: Earmuff Day! Actually, I’m ashamed to report that somehow this very salient holiday escaped my notice until this evening, when a friend alerted me to its existence. My response was, of course, to make little miniature earmuffs out of all of my leftover pipe cleaners and mini yarn pom pom balls from previous projects and go around the house putting earmuffs on everything from the owl shaped cookie jar in the kitchen to the hurricane lamps in the living room. (My boyfriend will be so impressed when he wakes up tomorrow morning and sees my handiwork! Is there such a thing as the Earmuff Fairy? I think I sense a new tradition…)
In the spirit of Earmuff Day, here are some crafty earmuff ideas from around the web:
These Princess Leia earmuffs made me smile (links to a YouTube video with DIY instructions, thanks to DeviantArt user Taniathepirate):
I want to learn how to crochet just so I can make these Spock ears (spotted on Croshame)!
I was unable to find any instructions for these Pokeball earmuffs found on Etsy.com [via monster.loveitsomuch.com], or these R2D2 earmuffs (spotted on DeviantArt from user Bee-Delicious), but they both look like they could be recreated pretty easily with some faux craft store fur and felt:
Plus, how to create faun earmuffs (thanks to Meri Greenleaf at Elfling Blog):
So, I’m dying to know: What are you up to this Earmuff Day? Any big plans?? Hope you have a good one!