12 Delightfully Geeky Crafts and Recipes and Block Party

It’s a good time to be into geeky things! Between Pokemon Go and getting ready for my annual Happy Harry Potter series I’m feeling great in my Geeky element.

Great Geeky crafts, DIYs, recipes and more. From Harry Potter to Pokemon Go and Doctor Who there's something for all nerds.

Golden Snitch Quilt | DIY minecraft backpacks | DIY Phases of the Moon Shirt

DIY Lego Soap | DIY Captain America Coasters | DIY bean bag toss game

The BFG Drink | dragon kids craft | DIY Doctor Who Nail Decals

TMNT Embroidery Hoop | Star Wars Party Ideas | Pokemon Go Tricks and Tips

Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings and I’m so excited to share a bunch of delightfully geeky diys, recipes, crafts and more that you guys have linked up in the last few weeks.

Rae Gun guest posting picture

I hope you’ll swing by my blog in the next couple weeks because I’ve got over 50 awesome bloggers lined up for some fabulous geeky fun and a bunch of HUGE giveaways. But before that these posts have been super popular on my blog lately!

Great info for first time moms , Harry Potter crafts, and the best hot dip ever

Tips for New Moms | Awesome Harry Potter Projects | Spinach Artichoke Dip

Now let’s see what YOU have been up to. Link up to the Block Party and be featured on all four blogs!

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Easy TMNT Icon Shirt Tutorial

Do you know a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan? Well today I’m sharing a super easy TMNT Icon Shirt Tutorial.

Cute and easy DIY teenage mutant ninja turtle icon shirt tutorial

I went to a cute little (ninja turtle obsessed) boys birthday party and knew that he need his own one of a kind TMNT shirt. You see he’s a HUGE fan of Leonardo.

my favorite raglan shirt pattern

I also happened to decide he needed this just a few hours before his party. AND I sewed the actual shirt part. SO when I see this is a fast and easy project that’s what I mean. You totally DON’T have to sew a shirt but honestly it was faster for me to make one instead of drive somewhere hoping to find a plain shirt in a color that would work. I used Peek-a-boo pattern shop’s Happy Feet shirt pattern and some fabric from Joann

Fast and easy DIY teenage mutant ninja turtle tutorial. Cute gift idea for TMNT fans.

What You Need

How to make a teenage mutant ninja turtle shirt. Great DIY tutorial.

What to Do

  1. Search for Pizza, Turtle, and Mask in Cricut Design Space (the free program that comes with the Cricut Explore) and you’ll be able to find the images I used. You can see the original images on the bottom row and then the ones in yellow are how I made it look right before I cut them out.
    1. For the Pizza I made all the layers one layer so it would cut it all out of one color.
    2. For the Turtle I hid everything except for the shell layers.  Then I made the outside rim the same layer as the rest of the shell.
    3. For the Mask all I needed to do was resize it.
  2. Measure the width you want them to take up on your shirt and position and size them them accordingly. Then select all and “attach” them.
  3. Cut out using your cutting machine (for more on this step see my long How to Use Heat Transfer Vinyl article)
  4. Peel off the negative space.
  5. Position it on your shirt.
  6. Iron it on.

how to make a TMNT shirt. Cute icon DIY teenage mutant ninja turtles tutorial

Fun right!? And also be sure to check out these other great TMNT ideas!

These Easy Pizza Sliders are so simple to make and are sure to be a family favorite! Layers of sauce, mozzarella, bacon, and pepperoni are baked in soft dinner rolls coated in butter, herbs, and parmesan!

Easy Pizza Sliders by Sugar & Soul


TMNT Sewer Slime Gak by Happiness is Homemade


TMNT Cookies by Merlot Mommy


DIY TMNT Nunchucks

I to make a quick and easy DIY icon teenage mutant ninja turtle shirt. Love this TMNT top tutorial


Show and Tell: Star Trek Uniforms

So here’s the finished results. Pretty neat eh? I’m pretty proud of them although I was exhausted at the end of the week, you know late night sewing and then even later night shows but yeah I think they turned out pretty cool.

Oh and here’s a video of the boys dancing during the first show. Enjoy.

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