Guardians of the Galaxy is coming out on DVD this week, and I thought now’s the perfect time to get inspired by this fantastic movie. So, I’ve rounded up some craft ideas to help you get in the mood for talking trees, gun-wielding raccoons, and spontaneous dance-offs.
Dorothy Tan, from Design Taxi, has a really cool Groot paper craft pattern, designed by a freelancer in the Phillippines, Richenna King.
Not enough Groot goodness? How about these super cute Baby Groot Cupcakes? This DIY is actually pretty easy! It was put together by JK Denim, and I found it on Makezine.com.
I used to make stuff with Perler Beads (beads you fuse together with heat), and I found this pattern for a Rocket Raccoon:
The same designer has a Perler Bead pattern for Star Lord and Groot too!
And for you knitters out there, I found this delightfully fun Tape Cassette iPod Cozy.
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Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? You should do that. Or maybe go see it again and this time do it in your own homemade galaxy dress. Over at Seditious Joy MaggietheCrafter has put together a tutorial on how to change a black dress into a galaxy you can defend. I’d say she did an awesome job. Don’t you think?
Look at that dress, now back to your dress. Don’t you want one of your very own? I mean I have plain black dresses to spare. All you need is some bleach, dye, and patience.
Full instructions can be found at Seditious Joy with an amusing photo tutorial. I’m an easy mark for puns so I greatly enjoy “Stark Contrast.”
Hello All! I’m sure most of you have seen Guardians of the Galaxy by now (and if you haven’t, why?? Go, go! I’ll wait.). Baby Groot is undoubtedly one of the cutest things to hit the big screen, and I joined the masses in trying to create my own version of him for a friend’s Christmas gift.
Since I couldn’t find any plushie versions, I decided to make my own, and documented the process so I could make a Baby Groot tutorial!
There’s only one baby Groot that I believe is cuter than mine:
Featured on FashionablyGeek, Reddit user S7ar-lord’s wife made this costume for their baby boy for Halloween, and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn tweeted the picture, saying he was “out-cuted”.
If retro-media is more your style, there’s crafts for you too! First, in honor of the “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” that Peter Quill aka Starlord listens to, 30MinuteCrafts created a printable cassette tape box, perfect for any cosplay, or just a geeky place to keep things!
If you’re looking for a place to keep your valuables, Paul Mason the DIY Guy, from Geek & Sundry Vlogs, has posted a cassette tape wallet video tutorial so you can protect your cards and ID in a truly awesome way.
Hope that’s enough geeky awesomeness for you, and happy crafting!
I almost can’t believe that this incredible sculpture of Groot is a cake!! Isn’t it amazing? It was made by the hugely talented Tattooed Bakers who have made dozens (if not hundreds) of other equally mind-blowing cakes.
- More Guardians of the Galaxy Geek Crafts here.
- More Marvel Geek Crafts here.
- More Geek Cakes here.
Everyone wants to get their hands on a certain dancing tree. Well there are ways now, you can give a crafter some support, or you can take up the tools of your preferred craft and have at it. Heck there was a post here just a couple days ago with a lovely piece of Groot jewelry.
So lets start a list:
Want to Crochet your own Groot? There’s a free pattern for that!
Would you rather buy a crocheted Groot? Go here, here or here! You might end up with a few other figures at that last link!
Want to wear a Groot? The Bird The Bee has got you covered. The shop also has a smaller Groot head pendant.
You can also find a Groot Brooch here. Perhaps you want a decorative but non wearable Groot. We have that too and more.
I know what you are saying, that’s all well and good but I want my Groot to dance. Well, The Mary Sue shared the instructions to do that as well.
After all that there is only one thing left to say. I am Groot.
HeyThatsSuper is a t-shirt shop on Etsy in Montgomery, AL, and they’ve got the t-shirt we are all going to need this summer: “Hello, I Am Groot.”
HeyThatsSuper’s t-shirts are 4.2 oz., 100% ring spun cotton, and printed with eco-friendly water-based ink, making them super soft, inside and out. Personally, I love the idea of this shirt, but I think it would be better in a lighter color, something a little more “Groot”-like.
Guardians of the Galaxy starts Friday, August 1.