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May 4

Star Wars Craft: Canvas Posters

Star Wars canvas poster by Christy Bright

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! In honor of this geek holiday, I bring you this cool Star Wars canvas poster craft from Christy Bright at Beach Brights.

Following a tutorial in DIY magazine, she Mod Podge’d two Star Wars posters to giant canvases to hang in her son’s Star Wars themed bedroom. She provided the steps to the canvas-poster project in a follow-up post.

Here is a pic of the posters hanging in the room – I love the collection of lightsabers hanging above the Star Wars adorned bed!

Star Wars room by Christy Bright

I love this idea of posters on canvas – Christy mentioned that the art looks painted on. I bet you could use Mod Podge Brushstroke to really enhance the effect. I’m thinking I may try my hand at it for some upcoming geek gift giving opportunities. What poster would you like to see on canvas?

Via Mod Podge Rocks.

Photo credit: Christy Beach, under Creative Commons license 3.0

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April 28

Comic Book Craft: A Marvel-ous Guitar

Comic Book Guitar by Crafty Geeks

I have seen comic book art applied to a variety of mediums, from shoes to coasters to flasks. And today I bring you a musical medium – a comic book decoupaged guitar from Crafty Geeks. What a cool way to revamp a thrift store (or as the Crafty Geeks termed it, a “boot sale”) find!

What’s something you have upcycled or revamped?

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October 21

This scrapbook is bigger on the inside…

Dr. Who digital scrapbook kit by RetroDiva

Tracy Scherrer, aka RetroDiva, created this digital homage to Dr. Who. It includes digital scrapbook papers and elements to create all sorts of groovy Who-friendly paper crafts – don’t let the “scrapbooking” angle scare you away.

Perhaps this is just the kick in the pants you needed to host a Who-a-thon, so you can use this kit to create the invites? Or maybe you could use it to decoupage-decorate some canvas sneakers? Or maybe you know a big Who fan who needs a birthday card? What would you make with this kit?

September 16

Geeky shoe-shindig

Clone Wars shoes

Now this is my kind of party! After seeing a plethora of cool decoupaged shoes online, Amy Ratcliffe decided to host a “Nerd Shoe Craftacular” so she and her friends could try their hand at some of the projects. And pardon me for saying so, but I’d say the results are a SHOE-IN for geektastic delight.

A variety of geekdoms were represented, including Star Wars, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, and comic book heroes, but I think my favorite project is this pair of Clone Wars pumps. Sublime.

Geeky Shoes in progress

April 28

Reader Submission: Vintage Iron Man Coasters

Iron Man CoastersI love Iron Man, and I love not having cup rings on my coffee table, so when Holly from Customcomix sent these to us, I couldn’t resist. She and her boyfriend got into decoupaging one of kind, super cool comic book items (jewelry, coffee tables, coasters, you name it!) when they got their first place and decided the only sure way to make it fit them, would be to make the decor from scratch (and old comic books) the end result is an awesome Etsy shop that I can’t wait to blow some money in!