‘Tis the season of love, cheer, gifts and giving! Stumped about what to get that special geek in your life? Have no fear, we have a series of fun holiday guides to help you with just that! Next up, gifts for the geeky crafter!
We all know someone who loves to DIY pretty much everything. Come on, we know at least one person came to mind when you read that sentence! From crochet to paper-crafting, we’ve got your geeky crafter covered this holiday season.
Twinkie Chan makes adorable food-inspired crochet things. Featured here is one of our favorites, the pattern for her gummy shark scarf. She has a variety of patterns available in her Etsy store, and even a few free ones available on her website. $0 – $4.50. Or, you can buy her stuff already made. Go check her out already! Be prepared to fall into a cute coma.
2.) Digital Stamps
Digital Stamps are a big hit with all types of paper crafters, and there are a lot of artists around the web that put their art out there in digital stamp form. Featured here is an Alice Stamp by MayzArt, available for $2.50 on her website. Other great stamps by various artists can be found on Etsy. Digital stamps are great for Artist Trading Cards, cards, scrapbooking pages, and beyond. Digital files are very diverse and cost-effective.
3.) The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton
Bonnie Burton’s name has become synonymous with geeky craftiness. Bonnie commands you to give in to the power of the crafty side, as you whip up Chewbacca Sock Puppets, Ewok Flower Vases, and AT-AT Herb Gardens. Beautiful illustrations and a guarantee that kids of all-ages can craft along with Bonie make this a sure-hit gift. $13.33 on Amazon.
4.) Cutting Machine
Paper crafters are everywhere, and a cutting machine is an essential tool for making their life easier. From card making to scrapbooking to ATC-crafting, having a machine to do the cutting for you saves so much time! Which leaves room for more awesome creativity! Pictured here is the Silhouette Portrait, which is available on Amazon for $149.99. Silhouette products do not require cartridges, which makes them a crafter favorite!
5.) Washi Tape
Unique washi tapes are always a hit with crafters, and Etsy is once again a place where you can find some cute and unique designs to suit any geeky crafter. Useful for everything from hanging pictures to decorating envelopes, washi tape is a must-have craft staple. Featured are: Vintage Flag Washi by afterninety ($2.07 on Etsy); Pokemon Washi Sampler by Meowashitape ($3.90 on Etsy); PacMan Washi by SilentPoetryArts ($2.25 on Etsy.)
6.) Mystery DIY Kit by DarbySmart
Each box contains a mystery DIY project. You can do a gift subscription for 1-12 months, and the project will be different each month. Past boxes have included: metal stamped jewelry, wood burned cutting boards, and ink blot coasters. Each project comes with the materials needed to complete it and a full instruction list. $19/month. Free shipping.
Decent quality, blendable colored pencils are useful for everything from coloring in coloring books or pages to ATC’s to scrapbooking. Choosing a set that strikes the balance between cost and quality can be tough, but Prismacolor products are usually a safe bet! $33.96 on Amazon.
8.) Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami: 20 Gruesome Scenes to Cut and Fold by Marc Hagan-Guirey
Origami? More like borigami. If you want to be terrified while practicing the Japanese art of folding paper, and create gruesome works of art, then try Horrorgami by Paper Dandy! Scenes include haunted houses, scenes from horror films, and classic horror characters. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler. $12.00 on Amazon.
What will you be getting the geeky crafter on your list? What is on your wish list? Tell us in the comments below!