Dare I say it? I’m beginning to get into a Christmassy mood. I’ve been thinking of gifties and peppermint mochas and decorations for the past week or so. I’ve been holding off on doing any actual decorating though. It is still November after all. Christmas crafting on the other hand…methinks I need to get started on that! These Star Trek snowflakes featured on Tried and True (pattern created by Tanner from Buzzfeed) seem like a good way to ease into the holiday season.
Do you see it? It’s the Enterprise! No doubt blasting off on their five year mission; to find new life and new civilizations. Boldly meddling where no one has meddled before!
With Christmas just days away, my brain is still in decorate mode. And believe me, if we didn’t already have a pretty star for the top of our tree, I would be madly scrambling to whip this Death Star Tree Topper together for our celebration.
Meg at Offbeat Home has graciously provided a tutorial for said tree topper, so you can add a bit of the Dark Side to your tree as well. Looks like a quick and easy project!
May the Force be with your Christmas!
So, are you like everyone else in the United States, jamming up the halls of your local Micheal’s in search of holiday craft items this weekend? Are you stretched to the max between cookie baking, merry making, gift shopping and card swapping?
Via Twitter comes this lovely, simple idea from @janineveazue about how to get your geek craft on when you just can’t fit one.more.dang.thing into your schedule.
As tweeteth @janineveazue “You were once a pile of smirking Picards, but now you are a festive holiday garland! ”
Take that, Captain Kirk fans.
What I’d like to show you guys today is this amazing Harry Potter advent calendar made by Missing Willow.
Each drawer contains an item, note about the item and a small treat/sweet. It also has a small cupboard to put the trinkets in as each day passes which is a great idea to collect them all up watching the days tick closer to Christmas!
I wish I had a tutorial to offer you, but I don’t. Here’s the (awesome) scoop anyway: This dude, Sean, has an apparently crafty and fabulous mother. He told her that he and his girlfriend were into Plants vs. Zombies shortly before Christmas. She made them these delightful stockings. He shared the story on Reddit, and it was subsequently tweeted by PopCap’s Director of Editorial and Social Media, Jeff Green. Who thought they were socks, before being corrected by much of the twitterverse. And now I share it with you. Enjoy.
There’s nothing more christmassy than the TARDIS (or at least, not in my house, where the Daleks wear Santa hats and the Dr Who Christmas special is the cornerstone of the day).
And with not much more than some felt and a hot glue gun you can make your own TARDIS for your tree… not included in Carrie526‘s tutorial, however, is how to make it bigger on the inside… :-)