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Throwback Thursday : Retro-themed craft round-up!

After endless hours of scouring the interwebs, pinning, laughing, & “O.M.G!”s, I have finally achieved the ultimate victory… the perfect collection of rad-retro, gleefully-geeky DIY’s & tutorials!! For lumpin’ sake, guys, it took me, liek, forever..! (it feels) NOW, I bring to you: 9 TOTALLY RAD & GEEKY DIY’s! These are some of my favourites,…
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Make it Monday : TARDIS earrings

I know we’ve got Whovian Wednesdays, but it’s sci-fi week, & I simply couldn’t resist doing a craft that’s Doctor Who related!! 😀 Remember how I fashioned that rad little Starship Enterprise & Klingon Bird of Prey from those two floppy discs yesterday? Well, today I decided to use the media from one of the discs to fashion some wicked awesome TARDIS earrings. Here’s how I did it!
***Note: This is a tutorial on how to make the TARDIS portion of the earrings from the media from a floppy disc, not on how to make earrings themselves! 🙂

Upcycle the media from a floppy disc to get some awesome TARDIS earrings! Tutorial on http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

What you need:

  1. Scissors & Exacto knife
  2. Media innards from a 3 & 1/2″ floppy disc (if you followed along with yesterday’s tutorial, you’ve still got it! Otherwise, get an old floppy, or whatever material you’d prefer, & crack it open to remove the media.)
  3. Tape
  4. Tracing paper

Here’s my sketch, & a black & white version that I did on an app (ignore the wibbly-wobbly bits…I used my finger, after all!) — choose either of these to print out & use as a template, just remember to shrink it to size. (Right click the chosen image, choose “save as”, then open the file & print it out!)

Sketch for use as a template for TARDIS earrings -- only on http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

Sketch for use as a template for TARDIS earrings -- only on http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

First Step:
I took my little sketch & taped it to the media, then proceeded to use my scissors & exacto knife to cut away the pieces.

…Actually, that’s pretty much it.

Make your own TARDIS earrings using an old floppy disc! Tutorial at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

Now, in order to save some time, I went ahead & folded the media over halfways & taped it down, so that I could cut through both sides at once to create double the TARDIS!! 😀

Make your own TARDIS earrings using an old floppy disc! Tutorial at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

Make your own TARDIS earrings using an old floppy disc! Tutorial at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

It gets very messy, & you may lose some of the smaller bits, so be patient & try not to cut too far!

After you’ve cut them out, create your awesome dangley earrings & attach them to the bottom! I ended up trying out one of them with some tape to create a laminate effect… it looked, well, not-so-good, but if I’d used a clearer tape, or even laminate, it’d look far better. I’ll be sure to try this again sometime soon! Watch out floppy discs! Here I come! 😀

Terrible photos of TARDIS earrings! Make your own TARDIS earrings using an old floppy disc! Tutorial at http://cheekygeeks.egcom.tk

Sorry for the horrible shots… you’d be surprised how difficult it is to take a close up photo in such terrible lighting. xP

Hope you’re all having a lovely night!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

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Treasury Tuesday : Pop Fizz!!

Okay, I know, it’s technically not Tuesday, it’s Wednesday… but stuff came up!! I’m so sorry. 🙁 Forgive me??
Don’t worry, though, I did remember! However, I’ve decided that — for now! — I’m only going to do Treasury Tuesday every *other* Tuesday, with a Technology Tuesday or something else equally awesome wedged in to the other weeks. What do you think?

I’m so excited for this week’s theme — it was one of my absolute favourite ones to build!!  It’s titled Pop Fizz!! (Can you guess what the theme is?!?) Bwahahaha..!!

‘Pop Fizz!!’ by egcom

Pop! Whoooosh! Fizz….slurp!
Mmm…this collection is inspired by our favourite bubbly drinks, and the cool things done with them..! 😉

Soda Can Airplane, Recycled Aluminum Can, Sunkist Orange Soda - TwiceBakedArts
Soda Can Airplane, …

$6
Mango Upcycled Soda Can Rose Earrings - JnzAlteredArt
Mango Upcycled Soda…

$15
Upcycled Soda Pop Can Poppies Wall Art - RainyRootsStudio
Upcycled Soda Pop C…

$26.5
1940's Squirt Bottle Lamp with Copper Trim - haphazardcreativity
1940’s Squirt B…

$55
Aluminum Blooms Flower Cuff (Pink Rockstar) aluminum soda pop can reycled jewelry - AluminumBlooms
Aluminum Blooms Flo…

$12
XOXO Original Soda Can Collage 8 x 10  with Black Mat Board Recycled Aluminum - creationsbyingrid1
XOXO Original Soda …

$20
Recycled Beer Can Cardinals Baseball Charm Bracelet Red White Blue - beforethelandfill
Recycled Beer Can C…

$12
Large Black Upcycled Crochet Pop Tab Bag - Flor7
Large Black Upcycle…

$110
Grape Soda Stego Soap - YeungerMoxey
Grape Soda Stego So…

$3.5
Soda Tab Chainmaile Skirt - MechMadnessDesigns
Soda Tab Chainmaile…

$1000
Bottle cap- resin inlay- blue owl -necklace-soda can tab -mixed media-recycle,FREE shipping - tamirodrig
Bottle cap- resin i…

$24
6 7Up Votive Candles Lemon Lime Soda Scent - WoodcraftsandCandles
6 7Up Votive Candle…

$7.95
Dr. Pepper Lamp - Totally Cool Vintage Soda Can Lamp from the 1960's - obscurearchive
Dr. Pepper Lamp – T…

$70
Shampoo Trio, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew and Pepsi - type scents - Digitalsoaps
Shampoo Trio, Dr. P…

$37.5
Starry Starry Night - made with soda pop cans - MetalArtXpressions
Starry Starry Night…

$200
Dr. Pepper wind chime mobile from recycled bottle - ceeglass
Dr. Pepper wind chi…

$28

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Ooooooohhh!!! I do SO love love LOVE this collection!! Isn’t that Starry Night art piece from soda cans just INSANE?!? & I friggin’ LOVE that skirt! Though, the earrings are pretty sweet, &…gah!! I want it ALL!!

Stay tuned for some pretty exciting things! I know I keep saying I’m cooking up some crazy stuff, but I promise PROMISE you guys it’ll be awesome!!

Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross