“O Christmas nerds! O Christmas nerds!”
Day 12: Origami Nintendo mushroom ornaments
The directions for this origami ornament can be found here.
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!!
“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.
Start by drawing a circle on a piece of paper.
Then cut out the circle.
Next fold in half once…
Three times a lady… (this last one fold into thirds)
When you open your paper you should have 12 sections.
Then draw on the template (or just print it out from this website)
When you’re done cutting him out, Boba Fett will have 2 antennae.
Cut off one of them from each Boba Fett section of your snowflake.
Hang and enjoy!!!
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.
And there you go.
Double the snowflakes, double the fun!!!!
“Geekin’ around the Christmas tree!”
Day 6: Book Christmas Tree
Who says you have to have a conventional Christmas tree? This year try something off the beaten path and I’m not talking a bright pink plastic abomination. Think outside of the box. Got a lot of books (perhaps a slightly unnaturally large collection?) stack them tall and wrap some lights around them. Creating a very unique and particularly nerdy Christmas tree. Sorta like this one. (Top with something perfectly geeky such as dork rim glasses!)
All my favorites are represented in the tree. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Star Wars Expanded Universe, Ender’s Game, Narnia, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, history books, Robert Kennedy biographies, etc.
“Joy to the nerds!”
Day 5: Decoupage Picture Frame
What you’ll need:
-a picture frame
-a couple comic books
-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.
Then take your paint brush and apply the Mod Podge to your picture frame. It will dry clear, so use a liberal amount.
Once you’ve applied the comic to the frame, apply more Mod Podge over the comic to seal it in.
Continue the process until your entire picture frame is covered in comics and here’s what it can look like: