April 18

Make A Keyboard Kitty!

KeyboardKitty

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift idea you can make yourself? How about this sweet Keyboard Cat from Urban Threads? The tutorial takes you step-by-step through making your keyboard wrist rest. They use two separate hand embroidery patterns (available for purchase, $1 each) to embellish the cat’s face (the glasses) and the front of the wrist rest (ehem . . . what I would say is the kitty’s posterior) with the words “I’m adorkable”.  It’s a fun and simple project that is bound to be a hit with anyone, especially hard-working moms.  The hand embroidery and stitching on this one is pretty simple, and I’d say it’s safe for any beginner to tackle. Plus, you could use just about any combination of fabric color and thread color too.

Go forth and conquer, stitchers!

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February 1

Share the Love with this DIY Gift Idea

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Looking for something to make for your significant other this Valentine’s Day? Jessica from the Nifty Nerd has got you covered with this fun Geeky Love Quote Collage Tutorial.  You’ll find step-by-step instructions with pictures in Jessica’s tutorial. Plus, she’s included quote ideas for you, as well as the template she used to make her Geeky Love Quote Collage.  This is a great gift idea, plus it’d be super easy to customize for your special someone.  You could use Shakespearean quotes for a literature buff, or quotes from Neil Degrasse Tyson for a science fan.  How would you customize your collage?

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December 20

Geek Gifts: Nerdy Heating Pads

Nerdy Heating Pads by 6NerdyChicks

Need a quick gift idea for a geek in your life? Grab some geeky fabric from Jo-Ann’s, some popcorn kernels, your sewing machine, and this tutorial from Katie Friedman of 6NerdyChicks, and you can whip out a Nerdy Heating Pad in probably under an hour!

With all the great geeky fabric out these days, your options for customization are limitless!

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November 29

DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art

Star Wars canvas by Kimbo West

Got a Star Wars fan on your gift list? Check out these cool DIY Star Wars wall art canvases by Kimbo at A Girl and a Glue Gun!

Her tutorial walks you through her process, from painting the background of the canvas, to where she found her spaceship clipart, to creating a galaxy and explosions. Cool effects!

This would be easy enough to adapt to any space-based fandom (any Trekkies or Browncoats on your list?).

What holiday gift crafting is on your to-do list? Share with us in the comments below!

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February 2

Geek Love Etsy Round Up

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You’ve still got time to find your favorite geeks the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.  In fact, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites available now on Etsy, including some anti-Valentine’s Day gifts and cards too.  And yes . . . those are zombie gnomes kissing.  Nothing says I love you like zombie gnomes you know.

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