#StarwarsChallenge Recap

It’s been quite a journey waiting for The Force to Awaken in theaters!! Now that it’s here I scarcely know what to do with ¬†myself (besides seeing it basically everyday of the week!)

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Thanks to everyone who joined me Star Wars Challenge on Instagram! It was so fun seeing your unique interpretations of my prompts! I think I’m gonna have to do another challenge soon. If you have any ideas, shoot them my way.
Here’s a recap of the challenge!

Nov. 18: I Love Star Wars
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Nov. 19: Show Your Buns
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Nov. 20: Younglings
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Nov. 21: Force Choke
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Nov. 22: Quote Me On It
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Nov. 23: Star Wars Reading Corner
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Nov. 24: Light Side
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Nov. 25: Woman Crush Wednesday
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Nov. 26: Wookie Cookies (Happy Thanksgiving)
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Nov. 27: Dark Side
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Nov. 28: I Love You, I Knowimage

Nov. 29: Star Wars Make-Upimage

Nov. 30: The Power of Cosplayimage

Dec. 1: Favorite Characterimage

Dec. 2: Force Fashionimage

Dec. 3: Star Wars Craft Cornerimage

Dec. 4: Rebelsimage

Dec. 5: Toy Timeimage

Dec. 6: Funko Feverimage

Dec. 7: The Droids You’re Looking Forimage

Dec. 8: Ignite Your Lightsabers
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Dec. 9: Empireimage


Dec. 10: Throwback Thursdayimage

Dec. 11: Her Universeimage

Dec. 12: It’s A Trapimage

Dec. 13: Life Day Celebrationimage

Dec. 14: Product Placementimage

Dec. 15: T-Shirt Collectionimage

Dec. 16: Favorite Star Wars Movieimage

Dec. 17: Midnight Showingimage

Dec. 18: Ticket Stubsimage

 

Share your Star Wars Experiences in the comments below or email me at nerdinthecity01@gmail.com I’d love to hear from you!

May the Force be with you this weekend!

 

 

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“O Christmas nerds! O Christmas nerds!”

Day 12: Origami Nintendo mushroom ornaments

The directions for this origami ornament can be found here.
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I just took the template and made it Nintendo specific by adding little eyes and then used a fine fishing line to string them into ornaments. This is super easy and a real cute way to nerd up your Christmas tree!!
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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“God rest ye, nerdy gentlemen!”

Day 10: Star Wars Snowflakes

There are many great tutorials out there on how to make these snowflakes. There are even templates you can print out and just cut like these at BuzzFeed.

Here are the ones that I did. I chose to make a Stormtrooper flake and a Boba Fett flake.

Boba Fett

Start by drawing a circle on a piece of paper.
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Stormtrooper

This snowflake begins the same way the Boba Fett snowflake does. When you get to the template portion just draw on the stormtrooper template instead of Boba Fett.
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Double the snowflakes, double the fun!!!!

 

 

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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“Joy to the nerds!”

Day 5: Decoupage Picture Frame

What you’ll need:

-a picture frame

-a couple comic books

-scissors

-Mod Podge

-a paint brush

Start by taking your comic books (make sure they aren’t super collectible ones if you are going vintage.) Cut out a bunch of phrases, characters, and panels that you may want to use on your frame.
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Then take your paint brush and apply the Mod Podge to your picture frame. It will dry clear, so use a liberal amount.
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Once you’ve applied the comic to the frame, apply more Mod Podge over the comic to seal it in.
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Continue the process until your entire picture frame is covered in comics and here’s what it can look like:
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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“O Come All Ye Nerdy!”

Day 4: Nerdy Christmas Cards

The great thing about all these nerdy Christmas projects is that you can tailor them to the nerd in your life. Everyone is nerdy for something.

For these cards you will need:

-Paper

-Scissors

-Magazines

-Glue sticks

Cut up the magazines, choosing pictures, phrases, words or letters that you may want to use.
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Then fold your paper into card shapes (squares, rectangles)
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And then let the creativity flow…
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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“Have yourself a nerdy little Christmas!”

Day 3: Superhero Snowglobes

What you’ll need:

-Mason Jars (however many snowglobes you want to make.)

-Glitter (whatever color suits your fancy, though silver looks the most snow-like)

-Water

-Figurines, small toys, action figures (whatever you want to put inside your snowglobe)

-Goop (or any other water resistant glue)

-Christmasey decorations to go inside with your nerdy figurines (pinecones, mini Chrismas trees, ribbon, small Christmas village houses, etc. Be creative. Think outside of the jar!)

Take the tops of your Mason jars and begin gluing your chosen decorations and filling inside the top of the jar.
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I also glued some on the base of the jar so that they would suspend from the roof of the snowglobe as well.
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Make sure to leave your windows open for any strong apoxy glue. Leave the glue to set overnight, if you can, to ensure that it will resist the water.
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When the glue has fully dried, add water and liberal amount of glitter into the jar.
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Then apply more glue onto the lid of the jar before screwing on to seal the top and keep any water from coming out.
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There you go. Perfectly nerdelicious snowglobes for your holiday viewing pleasure!

Tomorrow: Nerdy Christmas Cards

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas

Day 2: Tardis snowflakes

“We wish you a nerdy Christmas!!”

Nothing says holidays like these little beauties. There are a couple versions on Pinterest, but some are very complicated so I made my own simplified version. Very easy to copy or to alter and make your own!

Start with a square sheet of paper, whatever color you want. I chose white cause it’s very snowflakey.

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Next fold it in half and create a triangle and then fold in half once more.

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Next draw on your Tardis.

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Then cut out.

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And voila!! Christmasey goodness, Doctor Who style!

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Make as many as you’d like to create a Winter Whonderland.

Tomorrow: Nerdy Snow Globes

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 10 – Black Swan

Today’s inspiration is Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

The key to this look is a classic ballerina bun and a killer feather headpiece. I created my own, but one could easily be bought for the craft challenged out there. I started with rhinestones and a string of pearl beads.

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Then I took as assortment of feathers including long feather quills and shorter maribou feathers.

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Then I took my handy Magna-Tac glue and got to work.

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And here’s what I made….

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Then I created a sleek and very tight ballerina bun and threw the clip in my hair.

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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 5 – Jackie Burkhart from That 70’s Show

Today’s inspiration comes from Mila Kunis‘ Jackie Burkhart from That 70’s Show.

Not a particularly nerdy choice, I know. But I wanted to be diverse in the hairstyles I chose. And hippies are certainly diverse. Plus this look can also be used if you are going for an Almost Famous look or someone from Hair.
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This one is extremely easy to accomplish. Just straighten your hair. Once again I turned to my trusty Chi. Once pin straight, I crafted a headband using a peacock feather I got from Michael’s, an earring and a leather necklace. But you can make this easily from any materials you have laying around. (In true hippie fashion) And any old headband worn across the forehead will accomplish this look.

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