Halloween isn’t far off, and if you are still in need of some spooky accessories, this tutorial from the DIY Maven on Curbly has got you covered. The DIY Maven takes you step by step through making your own zombie pin out of polymer clay. Even if you’re new to polymer clay, you’ll find this tutorial easy to follow with it’s great pictures and clear instructions.
I’m not exactly sure what a zombiebot is, but it sure is cute. Check out this free crochet pattern available on CraftFoxes.com, sourced from a super cute book (Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make, by Nelly Pailloux).
I like this kind of pattern. It offers up instructions for you to make the zombiebot as is, or if you’re feeling daring, you can mix things up with different colors, “injuries”, stitches, and embellishments. Just think, you can crochet your own army of crobots as you plan world domination!
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I just spent the weekend selling my handmade goodies at TopCon, a small pop-culture convention in Topeka, KS. One of the guests, Mike Mundy, was a zombie on The Walking Dead, so there was a lot of zombies hanging around this weekend. All those undead inspired me to share this great tutorial on making your own zombie plushie on the blog Heidi Boyd. This tutorial offers more inspiration than actual techniques, but if you’re familiar with basic hand sewing skills, you’ll have no problem making your little Zombie Plushie friend to hunt down brains with. You could even mix it up a bit and use different colored fleece, felt scraps, and embroidery floss. The tutorial offers up a great, basic starting point for your imagination to take over. Be sure to share your adventures in zombie making with us!
June tends to be a busy month for weddings, so in keeping with that theme: zombie engagement photos!
Shuffleshufflefuckshitup posted an album of last year’s engagement photos on Imgur (I think, based on other Imgur comments, that Shuffleshufflefuckshitup is actually the bride). Unfortunately, other than some gorgeous photos, there’s no other information available on them.
To combat holiday stress, I like to decorate with as much geek-tastic awesomeness as I can create and find. Things like zombie gingerbread men, Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtle ornaments, and 8-bit fireplaces always make me smile. Why not have a geeky holiday this year and let Geek Crafts give you a head start with some fun, easy tutorials and even a gift idea or two.
For the turtle lover, you’ve got to take a look at The Whoot’s DIY Ninja Turtles. My nephews love the Turtles, and this is the sort of craft you could do with little boys (and plenty of supervision!).
These Muppet ornaments are super easy to make too, thanks to the great tutorial from Meg on Happy Looks Good on You. These little cuties were inspired by her original tutorial on making superhero ornaments.
Sarah Dees from FrugalFun4Boys.com has some fun Lego ornament ideas (good for girls too!).
Geeky Decor Fun
Kat and Cam from Our Nerd Home has a some great ideas for decorating the home for the holidays, including this Wreath DIY made from foam core! I bet craft foam would work great too. Plus, you could totally customize this to all of your own favorite fandom images.
I have to share their 8-bit fireplace DIY too. This is too awesome for words, and incredibly easy to do. It’s warm and cozy, don’t you think?
This last decor DIY is not for the faint of heart, but this Embroidery tutorial from Jessica (from Miniature Rhino) on Design Sponge takes you step-by-step through making this beautiful embroidered constellation table runner. Perhaps not strictly a holiday theme, I think it lends itself well to any winter themed decor you’ve got going on in your home.
- Zombie Gingerbread Man felted ornament
- Geeky Christmas Ornaments Treasury on Etsy
- The Whoot’s DIY Ninja Turtles originally posted here on Dollar Store Crafts
- This awesome DIY for Minion ornaments by Amber on Crazy Little Projects
- Muppet ornaments from Meg on Happy Looks Good on You
- Lego ornaments from Sarah Dees on FrugalFun4Boys
- Wreath DIY from Our Nerd Home
- 8-bit fireplace DIY also from Our Nerd Home
- Embroidery tutorial from Jessica (blogger from Miniature Rhino) posted on Design Sponge
Mike from Semi Sweet has created Daryl’s Ear Necklace, in cookie form.
“The Walking Dead ear necklace cookies are made with a small skull cookie cutter. If you don’t have this cutter, a sandal cookie cutter would work well, too.” Mike’s got a pretty well written and photographed tutorial that will WALK you through the decorating process so you can make your own WALKER ears (get it, WALK…walker ears? Hello, is this thing on?). The process of outlining and flooding each layer seems fairly time consuming, so this isn’t a cookie project you can knock out the same day you want them.