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.

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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.

Fluffy Bunny Wreath


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.



Easy to Make Geek Crafts Using Recyclable Materials

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

If you have an interest you’re passionate about such as a favorite video game or TV show, it’s great to show off this part of your personality through crafts or homewares which reflect this.

Of course buying things related to this can often be quite expensive, especially if it’s official merchandise. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of easy to make crafts which can unleash your inner geek whilst also saving the planet by using recyclable materials! Whether a crafting novice or expert, you should be able to create a few of these DIY creative ideas yourself in no time.

1. Cushion/Pillow Covers

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These are easy to make whether or not you own a sewing machine (that just makes it slightly quicker), and are a great way of reusing the clothes and fabrics you would otherwise throw away. If you have some old t-shirts you no longer wear, or perhaps a pair of curtains which have frayed at the bottom or have acquired an irreversible stain, then don’t just throw them out! Instead, create your own cushion covers out of the salvageable material, taking care to correctly measure the size on your existing cushions or pillows. Then once you’ve cut and stitched, take (or create) a stencil of your favorite character or logo, such as the bat symbol, and paint on to give it that finishing touch.

Image via Our Nerd Home

2. Ice Bucket

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Did someone give you a plant for a housewarming? Perhaps that was a while ago and your plant hasn’t quite survived as long as you planned. Instead of throwing out the metal container, why not keep it and reuse as an ice bucket? Simply give it a rinse to make sure all the compost is gone, and once it’s dry you can start decorating with some comic or graphic novel pages, like you did with your project book in school. Then all that’s left to do is add ice and voila, you’ll have a fun, geeky way of storing your cold beverages.

Image via Our Nerd Home

3. Snow Globes

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Let’s face it, we’ve all broken a glass or two from time to time, particularly a wine glass with a weak stem. Instead of recycling the broken glass, if the bowl is still intact, why not keep it to make a snow globe? A great alternative to this is of course a glass jam jar or similar which you’d ordinarily throw out. Fix a mini comic or action hero figurine to the jar lid, fill the jar with liquid (remembering to leave space for the figurine and a small bubble for the water to circulate) and add in some fake snow.

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4. Ironing Board Cover

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Has your Star Wars bedspread seen better days? Rather than throw it out, why not repurpose it by turning it into a fab ironing board cover? Simply cut the bedspread to shape, leaving a couple of extra inches to seam it. Additionally you’ll need some foam lining to place underneath to ensure you don’t end up with any lines in your clothing! As an alternative to a bedspread, why not sew together a few old t-shirts with your favorite logos or characters on, to create a patchwork ironing board cover.

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Of course there are many more ways in which you can create your own DIY geek crafts by repurposing things which you might otherwise trash or take to the recycling centre. These can be anything from seasonally themed decorations, ornaments and gifts to homewares you can use all year round, so keep your eyes peeled for more amazing crafts out there!



Fight The Power With This X Wing Pipe

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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Whether you’re taking on the Empire or just fighting against America’s idiotic anti-pot laws, this X Wing fighter pipe can help you take on all that is unjust while making you feel really good at the same time.



My Little Cephalopod

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

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My Little Ponies might be fun, but for some, the very notion of them being ponies is just too juvenile and cutesie. For that contingent, My Little Cephalopod by DeviantArt user Mimblex is a welcome alternative with all the allure and amazement a knitted squid can offer.



You Can Finally Cuddle With Grumpy Cat

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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If you’re like me, seeing Tard’s little grumpy face just makes you want to hug her. That’s why this Grumpy Cat plush is such a great idea.