So October is over — you know what that means? Two months of eating, football-ing, and merry making — basically, you’re going to be spending a decent amount of money. (NO!) I mean come on, we’ve had the holiday decor slowly creeping up on us–wh0 knows when they’ll start slaying us with sleigh bills ringing are you listening. Oy vey right?
So here’s a quick bite of some Food for Thought for those of you who want to invest in some meaningful (*cough*) knicknacks to gift your loved ones, friends, fenemies, rivals, etc. — and hey we’re posting it a month or so in advance so you have PLENTY of time to finish these crafts in time for Chrismakwanzuhkah.
PRO-TIP for like most of these craft ideas, modge-podge is your friend. Need to stick things onto things? You mode-podge that and you’re good to go like let’s be real here:
Want to come up with some killer heels? Modge podge it with anything from a recycled comic book to who knows what else. The possibilities are endless with your budding modge podge/collage skills. You can find the full tutorial here.
BONUS – if heels are a pain, ballet flats can totally be mode podged into glorious shoes! Full turoial over here!
Another cool modge-podge craft? Make some coasters for your friends — a pretty neat tie in actually to any and all holiday parties you might have kicking around. A full tutorial on how to make some of these cool coasters can be found here!
Really, your only limit is your ambition. If you think you’re too advanced for modge podge, try out techniques like rubber stamping–it makes cool crafts that look perhaps less obviously “geeky”.
And also incredibly festive, yay! The tutorial can be found over here–and if you’re not up to rubber stamping your way to victory there’s also a modepodge candle tutorial, too!
And okay lets be real, if you need to make gifts en masse sometimes it helps to have a theme. An easy to repeat theme. With this cool tutorial on making your own Harry Potter wands with just chopsticks, a hot gluegun and some patience you can probably whip up a lot of really cool easy-to-make-but-wow-fulfilling-every-child’s-dream gift — for cheap! More details can be found at this lovely tutorial over here.
Be prepared to be the best friend ever.
You can also be like me and be inspired by food gifts–food gifting is one of the great gifts you can give your friends, really. Like this pretty gnarly kryptonite candy to give out to the Lex Luthors in your life–or maybe a Clark Kent if you really want to. Tutorial can be found over here~
Not into kryptonite? How about Elvish lembas bread, one bite should keep you well fed for a full day’s march — unless you’re a Hobbit of course.
And hey check it out it comes wrapped too for easy distribution – how cute!
The full tutorial can be found here–also as a pro-tip, you might want to be sure that your marker drawn leaf decor does NOT touch your bread! Just as a FYI – and if you’re a little nervous about markers and foodstuffs, don’t bother making the leaf veins :3 Remember food safety is key!
And anyroad — if all else fails, Etsy is a pretty good resource for all things crafty AND geeky (The only caveat is you might need the cash to spare)
Annnnnnnnnnnd that’s all there is to it, really, for this little bit of some Food for Thought! Tune in next time as we discuss other cool parts of fandom and geekery etc. etc. — yay!