December 14

Make Your Own BB-8 Glitter Globe!

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This is definitely the droid you’ve been looking for.  Kelly Knox over at Geek and Sundry has a delightful little tutorial on making your own BB-8 Glitter Globe, and it’s the perfect DIY holiday gift (plus it’ll give you something to do while waiting with baited breath for the movie to finally open)! The tutorial includes pictures and detailed instructions for making your own cute little droid. A few clever modifications, and you could probably make this glitter globe into a cute ornament too.  Be sure to share pictures of your glitter-tastic creations!

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December 13

Crochet Totoro Lovey: King of the Blankie

Crochet Totoro lovey by Katie Stevens

“Do you like spirits, mommy? Even fuzzy ones?”
Mei Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro

Here’s a fuzzy spirit you can’t help but like – a crochet Totoro lovey by Katie Stevens at Craft Sauce. This adorable half-amigurumi, half-blankie looks like it would be quick to stitch up, and oh, so huggable!

Katie also has patterns for other geeky loveys, like Pikachu and Nyan Cat!

Are you madly stitching for the holidays? What’s left on your to-craft list? Let us know in the comments!

December 12

A Modded Fallout 4 Bobblehead

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An Imgur user recently uploaded some pictures of the Fallout bobblehead he just modified. He gave his little friend some extras to make him look more…’traveled,’because they have seen their fair share of the Commonwealth together and the bobblehead needed to look the part.

Upgrades were added using Worbla, modeling putty, resin, paintbrush bristles, and a few other bits and pieces. The poster also added a laser rifle from an unnamed POP vinyl figurine.

For anyone interested in weathering their own Fallout bobblehead, Amazon has a good base to start from, available here, for $59.99, for Prime shipping.

December 7

My Little Mad Max: Pony Road

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They say friendship is magic, but it is shiny and chrome too? Artist savethewailes obviously thinks so. Take a look at the amazingly detailed Mad Max My Little Ponies this artist has created. This has to be my favorite pony mashup ever.

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December 6

TARDIS Sprinkles review and Geeky Hostess Giveaway

**Edit: Thanks to the random number generator, commenter number 4, Anna, has won! We’ll be in touch by e-mail! Thanks so much everyone and a super thank you to Tara of the Geeky Hostess!**

For years cupcakes have been a huge trend. Unfortunately, traditional cupcakes are pretty lacking in the geeky department. Thankfully creator of GeekyHostess.com, Tara, has changed all that with her array of geeky sprinkles. Now you can combine the cuteness of cupcakes with a fandom sprinkling of your choice. She offers four varieties to choose from: police box, gears, lightning bolts, and meeple. I was offered my choice of shape, so naturally I went with police box.

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yes, I even found bow-tie wrappers!

Yesterday my business, Nerds & Needles, was at Toronto Fan Days and I brought in these for treats to hand out to my neighbours and friends. They were a huge hit, everyone thought they were super clever, and I didn’t have to slave over them to make them awesome.

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Want to impress your friends and family this holiday season with some geeky cupcakes? Tara has you covered! You can enter from now until Sunday, December 13 at 5pm ET, to win your own jar in whatever shape you’d like!

To enter, all you have to do is follow The Geeky Hostess on either her Facebook or her Twitter page, then come back here and reply to this post with your e-mail address and let me know which shape you’d like! Be sure to include your e-mail in comments, that is how the one lucky random winner will be contacted.

Don’t want to wait to get your hands on some of these? Tara has provided you guys with the special code GEEKCRAFTS for 20% off over at her Etsy shop. Her shipping to me here in the Great White North was super speedy, so you’ll have yours before you know it!

December 6

A Monster of a Star Wars Cake

Star Wars Sarlacc bundt cake by Yummy Crumble

Buttery caramel flavored moist bundt cake drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce and dusted with Biscoff Cookie Crumbles.”

So begins Kathleen’s post on how she made her Star Wars Sarlacc bundt cake. A pretty tasty beginning, I’d say!

She recreated the omnivorous creature from “Return of the Jedi” in cake form, complete with little almond sliver spikes inside the center and cookie batter tentacles. I think the teeth she added are the icing on the cake (ahem – they’re made from frosting, after all…).

Be sure to check out her other Star Wars confections, such as Sarlacc cupcakes, Wampa cake, Tusken Raiders cookies, and Peppermint Jawa Brownies, as well as her Facebook page and Instagram feed. But I warn you, don’t do it on an empty stomach – her pics are mouth-watering!

Have you attempted any geeky cuisine? Tell us how it turned out in the comments section below!

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