Celebrate Halloween With These Cool Spooky Pins

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

It’s Halloween time again (finally) and if you like to wear your love for the holiday on your sleeve, or chest, or hat, you’ll want to check out these cool skull pins from Santos Demonios.

Want something a little more adorable, but still a touch scary? Then you might just love this adorable Muppet-style monster. It comes in all kinds of colors, including the purple and green ones pictured, as well as blue, orange and red.

Each cool, spooky pin is laboriously casted, sanded and hand painted, meaning your pin will be entirely one-of-a-kind. You can even reach out to the seller if you have a custom color combination you’re just dying to make into a reality.



Revel in the Dumpster Fire of Modern Life With a Dumpster Fire Candle

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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Dumpster fire is such a commonly used term these days that it was even added to Merriam-Webster in 2018. But it’s one thing to say you’re surrounded by dumpster fires and another thing to illustrate your point actually surround yourself with burning dumpsters. Unfortunately, that isn’t only impractical to do in most apartments, it’s also a fire hazard and rather stinky. Not to worry though, because Dumpster Fire Candles has you covered with tiny dumpsters in an array of colors and scents that look and smell a lot better than the real thing. In fact, some of the scents sound pretty yummy, like You Ruined Christmas, which smells like “cedar wood, fir and shitty gifts” or Resting Beach Face that features “ocean, orchid and judgment.”

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Looking for something that maybe doesn’t look like a dumpster fire, but actually smells like one? Don’t worry, Wilderness Road Wicks has just what you’re looking for with their White House Dumpster Fire candle, which smells of “smells like the embers of the Constitution, festering piles of fresh hell, and schemes of peculation.” Alternatively, you can buy some Trump Repellent which the listing reads is “for when you want to chase away all the covfefe and Make America America Again. We promise this candle contains no artificial orange colorants or alternative fact additives.”

It’s all enough to make you need to be Heavily Medicated!




13 Over-the-Top Scary Halloween Decorations

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Some people like to put up a few cobwebs and fake crows around their house to make it ready for Halloween, but there are others who really want kids to earn their candy by facing their fears as they fearfully creep up the walkway to the front door. If you fall in the second category, then you know it’s time to start decorating because horrific haunts won’t build themselves. While you’re planning this year’s spooky spectacular, here are a few delightfully dark decorations you might want to add to your scream scene.

Rotting Corpses

There are almost as many ways for people to create spooky rotting corpses as there are ways for corpses to disintegrate after death. Ultimately, the decision on which technique to use should come down to your budget, your time constraints and which end result you prefer for your spooky setting. Here are a few methods you might want to look into: Instructables user BeautyandBeast’s method involves liquid latex, panty hose and craft paint;  Instructables user Spyridoula Nemesis suggests using plastic tarps, a heat gun and wood stain; and Yard Haunt uses cheese cloth, wood stain, spray adhesive and spray paint.

If you’re not that crafty or just don’t have the time to invest, you can always buy a precorpsed skeleton like this creepy cat one by Junebugsjunktique on Etsy. Just do a search for “corpsed skeleton.”

Grave Grabber

What’s better than a creepy corpse? How about one that moves, leaving it to eternally attempt to crawl from the grave into our mortal world? This tutorial by Yard Haunt can show you how to really creep out the kiddos this year.

Deadly Spider Web

Here’s another idea for fake skeletons -create a creepy spider web complete with the remains of its human victims. Hector Turner’s creation process seems fairly simple as it involves little more than plastic wrap, cotton batting, glue and fake spider webs. You can also do this on a corpsified skeleton to make a really chilling scene.

Skeleton Wreath

Admittedly, this skeletal wreath by Mommy With No Money is cool, but not terrifying in its current form. If you corpsify your skeleton before bundling it into a wreath though, it’s easy to imagine that this greeting piece could become downright ghastly.

Alternatively, if you prefer to buy a wreath rather than make your own, while most of the designs on Etsy are cutesy, this one by Anastasia Artifacts is pretty cool, though again, it could have been way scarier if the bones were corpsed first.

Dead Body In A Bag

You don’t always have to go full gore to set a scene. In fact, sometimes showing less can be even more scary, like this dead body wrapped up in plastic. Best of all, since all you need to make this prop is newspapers, trash bags, string and duct tape, the whole thing costs about $3 in supplies.

The Creepy Well from The Ring

Even those that didn’t like The Ring still agreed that the well-dwelling little girl was totally terrifying. Lothar’s Lair has a tutorial to make one of your very own and, best of all, it’s motorized so your guests can howl in fear as they see the monstrous girl climbing from your stone well.

The Grim Reaper

Wire, wood, PVC, drywall mud, latex and burlap can be amazingly spooky when put together just right. In fact, Halloween Forum user jimmyzdc used these materials to create a uniquely creepy version of the Grim Reaper and he was even kind enough to include all the steps so you can create your own.

Dead & Breakfast

If you want to go with an overall theme but are tired of graveyards and horror flicks, this idea by Better Homes and Gardens is refreshingly different. Their “Dead & Breakfast” is both creepy and charming -just like some real B&Bs. Their layout has some truly wonderful details and we particularly love the welcome sign and the lonely bride.

If you love the dead and breakfast idea and want a sign to really help sell the theme, Etsy has a huge array of Dead and Breakfast signs that feature a wide variety of fonts, sizes, imagery and hanging styles. We’re big fans of this Sleepy Hollow Dead and Breakfast sign by KatydidCraftsShop.

Spooky Scarecrow

Here’s another scarecrow idea sure to scare the pants of your Halloween guests. It’s truly amazing how nightmarish a skull covered in wet burlap can look. Add some sticks for the arms, a hat and a coat and you’ll have people getting goose bumps before they even get to your doorbell.

Talking Mirror

This cool video technique by Instructables user davidandora can work for either a dark fairy tale or a haunting depending on the set up. The trick is to create a custom mirror frame that can hold (and hide) a flat screen monitor so you can show a ghostly image trapped inside the mirror.

Singing Pumpkins

Fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion will immediately recognize this singing pumpkin illusion by Instructables user davidandora as the same one used on the singing busts in the graveyard scene. While the materials needed for this project aren’t cheap, if you already have access to a good projector, you might want to try this cool illusion at your house. The effect is particularly powerful when you surround your singers with regular carved Jack-o-lanterns. Just don’t be surprised when little ones get upset because they don’t know how those pumpkins have come to life.

Pepper’s Ghost

Granted, the LEGO images used to illustrate this tutorial by DIY Hacks and How Tos isn’t particularly scary, but if you successfully incorporate this classic trick into your Halloween decorations, people are bound to be creeped out by the moving, translucent “ghost” you created.

Haunted Soul Tree

Anyone who has ever wandered through the forest alone at night knows how eerie trees can be. This animated haunted soul tree by Instructables user dionicia12 is a great way to take advantage of those natural human fears. Even if you don’t quite have the skills to make the tree come alive, the basic design is pretty chilling even without movement.

Have any creepy Halloween decorations you’re particularly proud of? Share them with us in the comments!



The Best Geek-Themed Baby Nurseries And Nursery Decorations

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

It’s only natural for parents to hope their children follow in their footsteps and for geeks, that means getting their youngster to love sci fi, fantasy, video games and the like. These geek-themed nurseries and accessories are perfect for sparking a lifetime of geek fascination in any little one.

Star Wars Baby Nurseries

When it comes to creating a nursery with a full Star Wars theme, this room featured on Apartment Therapy is perhaps the most impressive as it features lightsaber sconce nightlights, a wampa skin rug, Star Wars crib sheets, a starship mobile, a Boba Fett lamp and quote from the movie on the wall and pillow. Little Rocky M Olsen III  is sure one lucky geek.

If you just want the Star Wars crib sheets, you can make your own from Star Wars cloth, or you can order a custom set like this one made just for your crib courtesy of Etsy seller Pam and Ander.

A rocking horse is fun, but a rocking AT-AT, like this one by Epbot, is something every future nerd baby needs to pass their days away. Granted, only the Dark Side tends to use AT-ATs, but letting your little one rock away on any great Star Wars toy is a great one to get them started on the path to geekness.

Custom mobiles are always cool, but when they figure in some of the most iconic starships in the universe and the Death Star, they are hard to beat. If your little babe wants to sleep under the stars and dream of blowing up Empire ships, you’ll want to check out this one by Etsy seller ARCre8.

Mario-Themed Baby Nursery Decorations

Sweet dreams are made of 1-ups. Or, at least, they can be if your little one falls asleep below this fantastic Mario mobile by Etsy seller IFeltinLoveBaby.

For those that like to go the DIY route, it’s hard to beat the Mario nursery by the bloggers at Blueberry W. They not only put up these adorable vinyl decals in their baby’s room, but also made their own Mario mobile from small plush toys.

Every little one needs something to cuddle with and whether your babe is a princess or a plumber (or even a gorilla named “Donkey”), Etsy seller GeekUnique has you covered with their adorable 8-bit, game-inspired baby quilts.

Superhero Baby Nursery Designs

Every parent wants their baby to be super, but if you really want to get them started off on the right path, why not put him or her to bed in a cozy superhero nursery like this one by The Diary of A Dame. With a super color scheme, Superman’s logo on the quilt and curtains and superhero paintings on the walls, the room is a clean and fitting tribute to the iconic heroes of both Marvel and DC.

So what do you hang over your baby’s superhero crib? How about this custom mobile by Etsy seller dropsofcolorshop? The seller will even customize the mobile with your choice of characters so you can make sure your little one grows up aspiring to be the right kind of hero, not just any old comic book character.

Finally, when you need to swaddle your babe up in a cozy heroic quilt, you wrap up your little one in this great superhero baby quilt by Yoderby Design.

Lost TV Show Nursery Design

A lot of people were disappointed with the ending of Lost, but those of us who watched the series know just how fascinating the show was during the first few seasons. For those little innocents who still haven’t seen the end of the show though, it still has the glimmer of promise and potential –which is why even those disillusioned by Lost can still enjoy this fantastic nursery based on the show by M&J Collection. The collection not only features the Lost bedding and décor you’d expect, but even Dharma Initiative baby food and an airplane mural.

Game of Thrones Nursey Decor

You might not actually want your babe watching or reading the sex and violence in Game of Thrones until he or she is much, much older, but there’s no harm in letting them enjoy an adorable wall mural, like this one by Tumblr user Somepointless, featuring cartoon versions of all the house sigils.

Once you have a mural, you might as well add a matching mobile and Etsy seller VosKiss Store has just the thing you need when it comes to preparing your babe for the horror and excitement of the Red Wedding and the Battle of the Bastards.

If you like geek home décor, don’t miss our other articles on nerdy home theaters and amazing Star Wars furniture.

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Wonderful Vases Perfect for Mother’s Day

Monday, May 6th, 2019

If you’re looking to get your mom a little something beyond the standard bouquet this Mother’s Day, you may consider a beautiful vase that she can hold onto long after her flowers have wilted away. No matter what kind of mom you are lucky enough to have, there is certain to be one piece in this list that will fit right in with her home decor.

Serpentine Wood

This unique vase looks different from every angle. With sweeping wood shapes flowing around a standard glass form, art-lovers are sure to love this creation by EvensensProductions.

St. Germain

This elderflower liquor has a legion of fans and a uniquely beautiful look. If your mother has joined the cult of St. Germain, she’ll love this stunning vase by BottlesNWood made from one of the brand’s iconic and crystal-like bottles.

Tall Iris

Delicate and graceful, this vase sold by AndreasAntiquesFinds is a lot like the flower it is meant to depict.

Photo-Filled

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this personalized vase that can be filled of images that show Mom what she means to you is absolutely priceless. Etsy seller Jenny Gaynor will also leave a note and a special date on the base of the vase to add even more significance to the piece.

Test Tubes

This striking test tub vase set by Etsy seller JupiterCarpentry is perfect for those who simply love science, as well as those who want to display their blooms in an all new way.

Customized Birch

Etsy seller PartySparkles customizes lovely wood vases so you can engrave them with your mother’s initials, you and your siblings initials or a message that reads “ILU.”

Anatomical Heart

Is your mom more of a Morticia Addams than a Martha Stewart? Then rather than going with something pretty, make her go batty over one of these fascinating anatomical heart vases by Etsy seller Dellamorteco. Available in redblackpewter or transparent with veins, they’re the perfect way to say “I love you even just the bloody way you are.”

2D Made 3D

If your mother loves drawings over sculptures then she just might prefer this great illusionary vase from CraftPrintsByV that looks like a drawing made real.

Puzzle Pieces

A perfect fit for any puzzle-fanatics, this cool 3D wall sconce by SJPuzzles is made up of beautifully painted jigsaw pieces.

Caterpillar-Inspired

Why settle for one bouquet when you can share many? The caterpillar vase by RiversEdgeRelics displays six different bundles of blooms at a time in a fun, bubbly line.

Deer Head

Ideal for an animal-loving mother, this clever design by DobrCeramics lets you replace antlers with beautiful floral displays or even plain branches.

If you think your mom might want something besides a vase, Etsy also has tons of handmade creations she’s sure to love. Whatever you get your mom this holiday, Happy Mother’s Day.



12 Fun Easter Crafts You Can Do With Your Kids

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

If you’re looking to create some fun projects with your kids this spring, here are a few fun Easter crafts you can make as a family and proudly display around your home.

Peeps Wreath

The great thing about making this wreath from Eclectically Vintage with your kids is that you can enjoy making something that lasts for years with some of your favorite people while your kids can enjoy munching on Peeps that won’t make their way onto the wreath. Just make sure you buy enough Peeps to account for snacking.

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If you’d prefer not to fill the kids with too much candy, this cute bunny wreath by Hoosier Homemade is simple and safe enough to make with your youngsters -who will love the resemblance to a certain bunny that only visits once a year.

Easter Bunny Door

Alternatively, rather than decorating the door with a bunny, why not make your door into a bunny? This cute design by East Coast Mommy Blog is sure to be a hit with kids everywhere.

Tulip Bulbs In Vases

Here’s a great way to teach your kids about botany all while growing a stunning centerpiece for your Easter dinner. Just follow the directions from Homes To Love and you’ll soon be on your way to growing flowers right in the vase.

Easter Bunny Flower Pot

Another great way to teach kids about the way plants grow is to have them plant grass. With this cute craft by Kids Fun Reviewed, you also get the benefit of having grass grow right out of the Easter Bunny’s head.

Bunny Chalk

Want to teach your kids that simple chemistry makes some of the things they love to play with? Then work with them to make these cute bunny chalks by A Bubbly Life and then let them go crazy coloring the sidewalk with the completed results.

Hand Print Bunnies

Hand print turkeys are treasured by parents everywhere and now you can bring that tradition alive during Easter too by making hand print bunnies like this one on Imgur. Just make sure you keep the kiddo’s thumb dry or your bunny will end up with a weird growth from the side of his face.

Candy-Filled Flower Vases

Peeps and jelly beans can really brighten up a flower arrangement and all you need to duplicate this look featured on The Laws of My Life are two vases (one that fits neatly inside the other), candy and flowers. Best of all, you and the kiddos can munch on any leftover candy.

Crazy For Carrots Centerpiece

With all the candy spread around by the Easter Bunny, it’s a great time to remind kids that veggies can be tasty too -in fact, they’re the preferred food of that legendary bunny. This vase by Chic Style is simple, beautiful, and a great way to get your youngsters to munch on a few extra carrots.

Bunny Banner

This simple paper craft is so kid-friendly that the creator at Serving Pink Lemonade even created the original with the help of her own tiny assistant.

Paint Sample Garland

For youngsters that just can’t get enough colors, you can also try turning paint swatches into Easter eggs and then making a garland from those as seen on Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Easter Egg Window Art

These simple foam window decorations by Pleasantest Thing look absolutely charming and happy, but best of all, your kids can put them up and decorate them all on their own.

Have a Happy Easter dear readers!



Star Wars Christmas Decorations That Make Perfect Gifts for Your Favorite Geek

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Christmas is almost here and it’s time to start decorating your home and buying gifts for everyone on your list. Luckily, we’re here to help with these delightful decorations for your own home or to gift to your favorite nerdy people.

Chewbacca Wreath

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This great burlap Chewbacca wreath by Buttered Burlap is just waiting for its big moment in the Star Wars Christmas special.

Star Wars Stocking

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Hang this stocking by artistedfibre from your mantle and you know you’ll impress Santa with your  great geek style.

LEGO AT-AT Ornament

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Let’s hope that no little Rebels are on your tree ready to take down this adorable AT-AT LEGO ornament made by MoLGifts.

Star Wars Holiday Cross Stitch Pattern

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Looking for something a little crafty to make this Christmas? Then consider trying out this fun cross stitch pattern by Up2XStitch.

Personalized Han and Leia Ornament

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Looking for a romantic gift for special geeky someone in your life? This ornament by PrismaticPatterns has glow-in-the-dark glitter inside and can even be personalized with any name you want on the back.

Fuzzy Chewbacca Ornament

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Anyone can decorate a glass ornament, but making a delightfully furry Chewbacca design isn’t quite so simple, yet RandomSmash totally nailed it.

Princess Leia Life Day Card

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Whether you celebrate Life Day or Christmas, this precious Princess Leia dog card by kalyxcraftopia is a great way to spread holiday cheer to everyone on your list.

Christmas Cheer Banner

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Bring the cheer into your home with this Dark Side banner by Lessssismoreee.

Star Wars Nativity

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Some people may think this nativity is a bit offensive, but when you think about it, Luke is kind of the King of the Jedis. One thing’s for sure, AMORgiftshop did a great job crafting this beauty.

Whether you end up grabbing one of these geek gifts or something completely different, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Life Day.



Cosplay As A Butterfly or Moth With These Capes & Scarves

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

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Whether you love insects or just fun fashion accessories, you need to check out the amazing and imaginative scarves and capes of Etsy seller El Costurero Real.

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Their delicate scarves and capes are a brilliant way to help you metamorphosize into the beautiful butterfly or moth you always knew you could be -and how many other fashion accessories give you the chance to do that?

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Of course, since the page has been “discovered,” their butterfly and moth item selection has been dropping rapidly, so if you want one, you’d probably better act now.

Via Geek Girls



Amazing Art for Your Dream Shelf

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Who is up for a little #shelfie? Here are some delightful, one-of-a-kind Etsy artworks you could put on your shelf to make yourself smile every time you enter your room.

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Who wouldn’t want to take a ride with the devil when he looks this adorable. It’s hard to believe this sculpture by llacarve is only $58.

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If you like something a little more cute on your shelf, you won’t want to miss this precious little sloth sold by FlowerLandShop.

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Finally, if you’re looking for  true art piece to accentuate your shelf and are willing to pay the price for something that detailed and unique, don’t miss this incredible ducky ship sculpture by spiderjelly. It may be $1,600, but hey, this post is all about dreams, right?



5 Gifts for People Who Love Their Pets More Than People

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

We all know at least one pet-obsessed person we plan on buying a Christmas gift for this year. That’s where Etsy comes in, offering amazing, custom gifts that your pet-loving friends and family will simply love.

Custom Pet Ornament

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This product may be sold as a hanging display sculpture but even the quickest glance can reveal why it would also double as an amazing custom Christmas pet ornament.

Pet Portraits

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There are hundreds of Etsy sellers offering pet portraits in all different styles and color schemes. A quick search is sure to help you find the perfect one for the pet-lover you love.

Pet Nose Jewelry

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Did you know the nose prints of cats and dogs are as unique as the fingerprints of a human? Here’s your chance to immortalize a critter companion for the person you care about.

Fiber Animal Sculpture

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It’s one thing to have a portrait of a pet, but with a fiber animal sculpture, that image is never going to look more realistic.

Pet Pillows

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Finally pet owners can maximize their cuddle time with their pet even when the critter doesn’t want to be handled. With these pet pillows, no cuddle time is off limits.

If you’re trying to find something a little different for a special someone on your list, head to Etsy, where their holiday guide can help you find something for everyone.