Well, I can hardly believe it’s December already (so many presents to finish!), but ’tis the season for Christmas trees and ornaments. Luckily for you all, I have found the perfect way to geek up your home for the holidays! These would make great gifts for fellow nerds, or keep them for yourself!
First up, for all of the Captain America fans, make sure your tree is appropriately patriotic with this lovely felt tree skirt! Crafted by the great folks over at With Our Powers Combined, they took a Dollar Store tree skirt and turned it into the Captain America shield. It’s amazing what you can do with creativity and a few yards of felt.
Next, for all you Potterheads out there, adorn your tree with the Golden Snitch! Made by Gabrielle from Tiny Apartment Crafts, this Snitch is made from a gold ornament, some acrylic paint, and some glittery wings crafted from wire and tissue paper. Beautiful and shiny, it’s a perfect addition to any tree!
Well, no matter what day you celebrate, here’s wishing everyone a great holiday season!
patty_o_furniture takes doodling to a whole new level with this Harry Potter Doodle. The details are amazing! It’s fun to spot the various ideas and images she incorporated into her work. Can you find all the books and movies?
Darla at Bakingdom.com clearly put a fair bit of work into the delicious looking Harry Potter cake, but the result looks spectacular. It’s a cake that caters for each house of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin, at least in colours if not in volume! Darla has written out full instructions in the post – including recipes for the Spice Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting – should you want to give this a go. So check it out, along with some other of her great Hogwarts themed goodies here: Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts Cake.
Now all we need is a spell for removing cakey goodness from one’s hips! Skinnyramus!
Whether you’re Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, these necklaces will help you show off your house pride as you display all the points you have acquired during the year. Ingulit created a tutorial for making your very own house points necklace on Instructables (you can find the tutorial here). It looks relatively easy, and the result is super nifty. You can make yourself a single necklace or go for the whole set. (I say, go for the whole set!)
This is a smart tutorial from Majann on DeviantArt, in that it’s a really simple, easy, yet super effective geek craft. Great for cosplay, Wizard Parties, or just to have a selection of wands on hand… just in case.
Majann’s photo tutorial shows how to make great looking wands using wooden cheap chop sticks, hot glue, random beads and acrylic paint – Pheonix tail feathers and such not needed! Just be careful not to burn yourself on the hot glue.
Chughes225 on Craftster made these amazing Harry Potter shoes. These are incredible!!! I love custom painted shoes, I just wish I had the artistic talent to make some myself! My favourite part is Hedwig in front of Hogwarts! Stunning!