In nearly all flea markets, you can find a stash of comic books. What to do with them after reading them? You can make magnets! Amanda over on Crafts by Amanda has written a great post that gives you a tutorial on making them!
After you’ve made your plethora of magnets for yourself and friends and gifts, she has a link to learn how to make comic book coasters!
So the next time you’re at a flea market, hunt down those comics, and let the fun begin. Amanda also has 2 craft books, be sure to check them out!
I’m trying to get everything lined up to make Geek Crafts better than ever this summer. If you would like to be a writer, send me a mock post at email@example.com. Find any geek crafty item and write a post about it. Even if you’ve sent one before, feel free to send it again so I can keep this party going!! There’s no pay for this position, but you do get bragging rights!
What this would mean: I would need you to commit to posting at least once a week, have functional knowledge of WordPress including how to upload media, and proof-reading is the ultimate skill I require you to have.
So what are you waiting for? Hit me with your best shot and you may get to join the Geek Crafts team!!
And because who likes text only posts, I give you this:
I spoil you.
From video to card to board, we have several gaming favorites at our house. Of the card and board variety, my kids enjoy Magic the Gathering, Munchkin and Settlers of Catan. Which makes me think this DIY gaming tabletop might be a big hit.
Kristy GD at Please Excuse My Craftermath has created a DIY gaming tabletop that is actually an IKEA hack project, sits atop her existing dining room table, and stores away as a decorative accent between gaming sessions. Talk about multi-purpose! Her blog post walks you through her process for creating the functional and portable tabletop.
With which games would you use this tabletop at your house?
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Jimmy Q. Trapp has a Tumblr page dedicated to his craft: drawing and coloring on coffee cups and leaving them for people to find.
His minimalist Sinestro was from July 10, 2014. And from the looks of his Facebook page, “Pencils, Coffee and Markers,” any kind of subject matter is available.
Or maybe this post should be called “Game of Phones.”
Either way, tumblr1 posted this mini iron throne she made for her phone, on Imgur.
There’s not much about it, other than it’s made with Styrofoam, hot glue, a package (or two) of plastic hors d’oeuvres swords, clay and paint. For a photo tute, check out her posting on Imgur.
As an early Father’s Day gift this year, I took my dad to an author Q&A session with Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files series of books about Chicago’s first (and only) wizard private investigator. I prepared for the session by listening to a couple of the books (they’re narrated by James Marsters, who plays Spike on the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV series), and really enjoyed them.
Butcher has a distinct voice in the books which also really came through at his author event – the Q&A session was very entertaining. About 500 people showed up, and the questions were quite varied. He talked a bit about his own background in martial arts, and how that played into Det. Karrin Murphy practicing aikido in the books. He also talked about his writing process, how he uses strong outlines, and never feels like he backs Dresden into irretrievable corners, because that’s the opportunity to do something really creative and interesting. Based on the three books I’ve listened to, I’d say he’s succeeded at that!
I saw only a couple of cosplayers at the author event – one woman (not sure who she was dressed as – it wasn’t Det. Murphy) and one pretty spot-on Dresden. If you’re looking to cosplay as Dresden, you might be interested in this shield bracelet project (pictured above) by SilverMoon Dragon. I love the layered look with the cloth strips, chain and coins. She also made an awesome crochet “Bob” from the Dresden Files – be sure to check out her other Dresden crafts on her blog.
Have you read the Dresden books? They’d make a great addition to your geeky to-read list!
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