Holy recycling projects! This is something we all could do (and even, Heaven forbid, swap out the insignia with any other kind of geek tribal marking you’d like!): a Star Wars pallet coffee table!
OcelotNikon posted this on imgur recently. He took a nicely beat up looking wood pallet, deconstructed it, put it back together in tabletop form, sanded it, and started being all geeky with his craft. He actually made a makeshift project to trace the Jedi symbol he found onto the table top. As OcelotNikon put it, his drawing skills are limited to ninja stick figures. The idea for it came from this video.
That symbol looks like black paint, but he actually burned it into the wood, going through two wood burners from Michael’s. (But unless it’s a candle or my fire pit, I don’t play with fire. A good black paint would probably work here too.) But that wasn’t enough, so he got out the good ole trusty BLOW TORCH and seared the top of the table as well (Yeah, that’s pretty badass right there!). To project the tabletop, OcelotNikon finished with a light colored stain and a satin finish. It took about 12 hours and $100 for this project but it looks like it took about 12 parsecs and a million dollars!
Does your nerd cave have a blank wall and you know it needs SOMETHING, but you just don’t know what? Then this is the print for you: Chewie Knieval, King of the Rebel Daredevils! This is a 16″ x 21 1/2″ matte print. signed by the artist, Matt Dawson of Pineville, LA.
If just a print (for the low, low price of only $20 plus shipping) won’t do, then you can contact Matt at The Morlock Shop and ask about buying the original painting, as it is still available.
The Morlock Shop does have several Star Wars pieces, but if that kind if sci-fi isn’t your thing, then at least check out his G.I. George, an original 18″ x 24″ acrylic painting on canvas. It’s George Washington, the bad ass of the War of Independence crossing the Delaware and kicking ass!
If you’re stuck indoors with little ones this winter, I found this fun DIY that’s perfect. Amanda Formaro on the blog Crafts by Amanda, has got this simple tutorial on making bookmarks out of popsicle sticks, craft paint, white out, and permanent markers. They’re easier than they look, and you probably already have the supplies. What’s even better is that for the super creative, it’d be really easy to take this project to the next level and create any of your favorite superheroes!
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I ran across this awesome tutorial on iLoveToCreate, posted there by Alexa. The tutorial is great, and this technique is surprisingly easy. I recommend watching the short, 3 minute video and reading the instructions. It’s a little labor intensive, and messy, but so worth it, don’t you think?
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Moscow, Russia-based Lyuba and Max of Krukrustudio have created a fantastic felt Star Wars handbag that looks just like the cute astromech droid, R2-D2.
Made of fine quality wool felt and decorated with prints and embroidery, this bag is designed with attention to details. The bag is padded and keeps it’s shape well, with a removable adjustable strap, and an inner pocket.
full height: 17″
“effective” height (body height): 12″
It is available to purchase online from their studio or from their Etsy shop, for $185 plus shipping. Order yours today. Droids are standing by to take your order! Or if droids aren’t your thing, they’ve got tablet and iPad covers, even other bags, for the Whovian, Anglophile, or other type of geek in your life.
Belinda Christie has created the ultimate in Cinderella costumes: one that transforms from Cinderella’s poor, tattered dress into her ball gown. Other than this magical Cinderella get-up, Belinda recently also won the “Best Sci-Fi/Movie/Animation Cosplay” category at a convention in Salt Lake City. She was dressed as Merida from “Brave.”