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Crafters, Artists, and Techies Come Together for the St. Paul Public Libraries’ Maker Fest

It is often said that our society is consumer driven, or that we live in a consumerist culture, increasingly dependent on things we can buy rather than things we can create on our own. Despite this, a growing countermovement persists. Referred to as maker culture, this movement not only seeks to build community of tinkerers, builders, artists, and general DIYers but to demonstrate and give others the tools to become makers themselves. Locally, furthering momentum in the growing maker movement...

Be Shiny and Crafty with This DIY Duct Tape Purse

In planning for CONvergence 2016, I was skeptical that I would be able to come up with a costume that could work with this year’s theme of transportation. But while brainstorming and researching for something else, I hit on an idea: cosplaying as “Baby,” the 1967 Chevy Impala in Supernatural, and as the Deathcoaster, which Ash makes out of his 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 in Army of Darkness. One of the first things I thought of was, how do I...

10 Geeky Holiday Crafts to Deck Your Halls with Awesome

Normally, you see holiday posts closer to, well, the holidays. Most people find the sight of festive décor before Thanksgiving nauseating (and in spirit, I’m right there with you). But if you’re a crafty geek, you can’t wait until December to start thinking about the holiday crafts—most crafty genius takes time to create! And these crafts that I’ve rounded up from the far corners of the Internet are genius, in my own humble opinion, and worth planning to spend time...

Get Ready for Halloween with This Easy Pumpkin Diorama

I was at the dollar store the other day when I came across some carveable Styrofoam pumpkins. I didn’t give them much thought until I found the little science figurines in the next aisle. Next thing I knew, I had two pumpkins, some figurines, and a package of moss in my basket. Add some spray paint and googly eyes from Target and I was ready for a diorama! What You’ll Need At least one carveable pumpkin (you can get...

“This Land” Fake Moss Terrarium

In October I was given a large glass vase. It is almost a complete sphere with a small opening on top. When I first saw the vase, ideas started popping up and swimming in my brain. I’m addicted to Pinterest and have seen the terrariums all over the site. The shady miniature landscaping caught my eye immediately. What you could do with some moss from outside, a few tools and some miniature figures was outstanding. I had recently seen...

Koala Crate: A Subscription Box for Your Geeky and Curious Child

Subscription boxes are everywhere. From makeup to food to dog treats, there isn’t a subscription box that will not meet your needs. I had been looking for a great box for my daughter as she loves to get packages, even if they are for mom or dad. I was looking for her to get a package in her name that contained stuff that would be exciting for her. Enter the Koala Crate by Kiwi Crate. This particular box is...

Make Your Own TARDIS Business-Card Holder

What I love about geeky crafting is it invades all fandoms and crafting styles. Sewing, knitting, embroidery, and even bringing back some crafts that were lost. Plastic canvas seemed like a lost craft to me. I grew up with my mom making the best Barbie furniture for my sister and me to play with out of plastic canvas. I tried my hand at it a few times as a kid, but it wasn’t until recently that I started doing...
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