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Who needs dyed eggs when you can have plush Star Trek TNG eggs? They’re the work of etsy seller StellarEvolutionD and they are the cutest things ever. It’s a set of eight with each eggie measuring 4″ tall so they’re perfect for an Easter basket or even just posing around the room. They can also be ordered as Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree.

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Although this is just ornamental, this Batman bat house is still adorable with its upside-down bat signal. It was made by Spanish design studio Estres to show that having bats around is important. According to the Organization for Bat Preservation:

“Bats are not pests, they actually help control insect pests. An individual bat can eat thousands of mosquito-sized insects in one night. Bats are critical components to many ecosystems because they help control insect populations, pollinate flowers and fruit bats aid in seed dispersal.”

There are also plans available to build your own bat house.

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This Bookmark Is Wicked

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Y’know why I love crafty types? Because they think of things like this. I mean, I didn’t know I needed a wicked witch bookmark complete with stripey leggings and ruby slippers, but then I saw these and I can’t imagine living another day without them.

See Also: More clever bookmark ideas

These adorable bookmarks are made by Kira Nichols and she has a variety of witches to choose from. If you buy one, I really hope I’m not the only one who will sing “Ding dong, the witch is dead” whenever I close the book.

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This little Pokemon bookmark is easy to make and looks adorable chomping on the pages of your favorite book. It’s the work of imgur user woemygod who made it from simple construction paper that was folded and glued together. You can decorate the face however you choose, so you can customize the Pokemon to your heart’s desire.

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This stunning dragon puts those paper mache projects you made in grade school to shame. He is the work of Cindy Williams who, despite appearances, hasn’t worked with the medium in over ten years since she was last in school. According to Make:

Time in total was 8 months and probably well over 400 hours (more than I can recall for sure), but it held my interest all the way through. With masters of mache like Jonni and their helpful websites that share ideas and techniques, I was able to get back into sculpture and turn an idea into a big blue dragon. My message to you is whatever you want to make, don’t wait for the perfect someday, do it now!

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This amazingly detailed Addams Family house is the work of Alan Ronay who previously made a glorious papercraft Golden Girls house. It’s loaded with Easter Eggs including:

- You can see the shadow of Kitty Kat, the family lion, coming down the stairs.
– A portrait of Gomez’s business partner is hanging on the wall.
– Pierre the moose is hanging on the wall over the fireplace.
– Thing is popping out of a box on the harpsichord.
– Morticia’s peacock chair.
– Cousin Farouk is hanging on the wall.
– A copy of TV Guide with the Addams Family on the cover.

He’s also created a DIY version that’s available in his Etsy store for those who’d like to create their own version of the house.

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If you’re a fellow geek, you’re probably regularly looking for ways to incorporate your favorite fandoms into your home decor. Our Nerd Home has a fantastic and simple suggestion for you: add some nerd to your welcome mats! All you need is a plain welcome mat from places like Ikea or Target, a stencil, pins, and spray paint. They opted to go with the Star Trek symbol and a Triforce pattern for their first two mats. I can’t wait to try this out.

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legend of zelda cross stitch

Cross-stitching may be one of the easiest crafts to learn, but it’s also one of the most tedious and time-consuming. Redditor tibtibs has won the game of patience with this Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past map. She spent about 400-500 hours over a nine month period working on this project from a free pattern. I admire her fortitude as I would have given up sometime in the first 50 hours. I have no idea how her eyes didn’t cross. Wow.

(Reddit via BF)

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These are the nerdiest embroidery samplers you will ever see and they are amazing! Deviant Artist Chelsea Bloxsom has taken some pop culture favorites and turned them into little embroidery and felt craft projects that would look great hanging on the wall. Sadly, her etsy store doesn’t have the samplers at this time, but she’s open to custom orders.

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Making paper snowflakes was one of my favorite winter activities as a kid, but none of my creations were ever this cool. In fact, they were usually lopsided. Anthony Herrera seems to have paper snowflake patterns down to a science though, and he’s used his mad skills to create an entirely new set of Star Wars designs!

You have so many choices: Ackbar, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Bossk, X-wings, Luke, Yoda, TIE Fighter pilots, and on and on. All the patterns are downloadable and completely free. May the Force protect you from paper cuts!

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