August 8

You Need An Origami Sorting Hat Game

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Who doesn’t need an Origami Sorting Hat? Lucky for us all that Adelle Belnap from the blog Packed With Fun has created this adorable (and FREE!) printable Origami Sorting Hat game.  Her post includes a link to download your own Sorting Hat along with plenty of pictures and instructions.  Looks to me like this would be a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends (or the kids, or by yourself).  Enjoy!

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August 19

Papercraft Minecraft Torch – Pin of the Week

minecraft torch papercraft

I really like the idea of this DIY Minecraft torch. It looks super easy to make, not too expensive, and it would look great to have them dotted around the place for a Minecraft themed party, or even just as part of your everyday décor! There are full instructions of how to make your own papercraft torch, as well as a template to print your own. Happy Mining! :)

 

Edited to add the original source of the pictures here and the design here.

July 26

DIY Geek Wedding: Comic Book Bouquet

Comic book wedding bouquet by Amber Lackey

Talk about sisterly love! For her sister’s wedding recently, Amber Lackey of Sissy La-La created unique bouquets using comic book pages.

She cut each comic book page down to two 4×4″ squares and folded them into petals, using five squares to make each flower. The bride’s bouquet featured more than 300 petals and measured about 12-1/2″ across. It took about 150 pages and 14 hours to make. She went on to make two more bouquets.

three comic book wedding bouquets by Amber Lackey

Amber also created a garter using Marvel fabric:

Marvel fabric garter by Amber Lackey

Did you have any geek elements in your wedding, or have you seen some fun references in weddings you’ve attended? Please share in the comments!

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March 30

A Papercraft Millenium Falcon That Will Blow Your Mind

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It might look like computer graphics, but no.  This is made from paper–well, 99% of it.  The artist, Bernard Szukiel, says it took him 4 years to build this 38″ long model using photos he found on the internet, fiber optic lights, and LEDs.  For more AMAZING photos of this incredible model, you’ve got to check out his gallery!

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December 21

Get Your Last-Minute Geek On with Christmas Printables

Happy Who-lidays TARDIS Christmas card by Natalie Shaw at Doodlecraft

The countdown to Christmas is down to single digits now – are you ready? I still have some wrapping to do, so of course I turned to the Internets for some ideas. And they did not disappoint. Here are several options for adding some geek flair to your gift wrapping.

First up is a series of Doctor Who-inspired printable holiday cards (like the one pictured above) by Natalie Shaw at Doodlecraft. (You may remember her Doctor Who Holiday Countdown I recently linked to.) Well, she has even more Doctor Who craft ideas up her sleeve! She created A2 card size (1/4 of a sheet) images featuring Daleks, Judoon, Weeping Angels, the Silence, and Cybermen. Hey, even villains celebrate holidays!

Minecraft gift tags by Ellie Petrov

Next up, Ellie Petrov designed some Minecraft gift tags and graciously shared them. She offers a PDF of Minecraft Santa tags, and one of Minecraft snowmen.

Doctor Who printable gift tags from Being Geek Chic

Liz over at Being Geek Chic also has some Doctor Who-inspired printable wrapping options – both gift tags and wrapping paper.

Have you found any other geeky wrapping options? How are you planning to add geek flair to your holidays?

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December 19

Krampus Paper Toys

We’re in the final countdown to Christmas, my fellow geeks! My gifts are wrapped, my decorations are up, and (most of) the messy aftermath of wrapping and decorating has been stowed away. I know everyone is super busy this time of year, but I’m sure you can spare a few minutes to make these two adorable papercraft Krampuses! (Kramps? Krampi?) If you haven’t yet been introduced to Krampus, the Christmas Devil, boy oh boy, are you missing out.

Krampus Paper Toys

This lil’ green guy was created by Christopher Bonnette. I made him a couple years ago when I first found out about the Krampus. He even comes with an accessory: a terrified child for his basket! The other, much hairier, Krampus was created by Uncle Ghastly. I just made him a couple nights ago! So far both Krampuses are getting along famously! And I’m making sure to be on my best behaviour, of course. I don’t want to end up in their baskets!

Krampus Paper Toys