March 29

Geek Crafts Are Not Just For Adults

Flat Head Syndrome affects roughly 48% of babies and requires them to wear a helmet as treatment. The helmets are generally white and look like ordinary head fixing helmets (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But artist Paula Strawn isn’t going to let babies go around in some boring old helmet. She makes a living painting the helmets to be more than a medical apparatus, but a work of art.

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Look how cute and happy this little guy looks with his “new” helmet! It looks like Anakin Skywalker’s pod race helmet. Check out the link above to see some of her other designs. Paula has a great eye for what would be really eye catching and cute for babies to wear.

March 8

Grumpy Cat Shrink Plastic Chandelier Earrings

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Anyone who reads my posts here know that I love Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat). I Sew Cute, from Ohio, posted a great Craftster tutorial on how to make Grumpy Cat “Skrinky Dink” earrings, and the process is simple enough that the steps can be transferred to making any kind of characters into earrings (I’m thinking some Zachary Quinto Spock earrings might be cool to have!).

And despite working with the oven, this could be a good craft to do with your younger girls, by having them pick their subject and doing the cutting themselves.

February 15

Custom Made Cassette Tape Coffee Tables

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These cassette “TAYBLES” are hand crafted with birch hardwood and a vinyl label that is sealed and protected with a clear epoxy coating. Stainless steel cup holders are included, along with “tape” insides, which house LED lights. The tape-run folds down to offer a practical storage space for remotes and magazines while amping up the nostalgic look of the cassette tape. The table stands on your choice of carbon steel pin legs or sled legs.

The table above retails for $1,699. TAYBLE is comprised of three young artist/entrepreneurs who set out to make a product that would not only be a functional piece of furniture, but also a nostalgic piece of art.

February 8

Now You Can Be A Wookie Too!

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Erin from The Common Room, of Phoenix, AZ, has created the greatest seat belt cover I’ve ever seen! It’s based on Chewbacca’s ammo belt!

Attaching with velcro, this strap not only adds style but comfort! It can also be used on a messenger bag, guitar strap, back pack, or anything else you can think of with a strap!

It amazes me that it’s taken this long, since the first Star Wars movie, for someone to come up with an item like this one. Erin might very well be a genius! I just hope George Lucas doesn’t stop her from making these.

February 8

I Love Lamp

ohiodiygirl, from oddly enough, Columbus, OH, posted a lamp she recently made, over at Craftster.

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She came across this lamp at a thrift store a few years ago and decided what it needed to be: the Mayor from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The lamp shade is painted one both sides so you can change his face. The hat is built out of cardboard and covered in fabric.

This could be a super quick project with almost any of the characters from TNBC. I’m thinking a Jack Skellington lamp might be a great housewarming gift for a friend that’s getting ready to move.