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Gourd Votive Candleholders

Here’s a clever and simple Thanksgiving craft. Megan Finley hollowed out decorative gourds and miniature pumpkins and placed votive candles inside. That’s it! It’s so simple that even I could do it. Link

Old County Map Title Pages

In the 19th century, printers were proud of their craft and made everyday jobs into works of art. Consider county records, such as maps and deeds and such. They were bound into volumes of boring but useful historical data, and the typography printed on the cover was magnificent …at least compared to the computer-generated cover [...]

Tailsitter Airplanes

During World War II, both Germany and the U.S. began research on airplanes that could take off and land vertically, which would eliminate the need for huge runways. The basic idea was to have the plane sit on its tail, and also land on its tail! There were many designs and prototypes of “tailsitters,” but [...]

Banana Trucker Hat

This simple craft by Brock Davis for his kids required just a few strokes of an X-ACTO knife. Then this Chiquita truck driver was ready to hit the road. Link -via Super Punch

Crocheted Cyclops Costume

Crocheting may have started out as a craft, but it’s turning into an extreme sport. Veronica Knight, maker of the crochet viking costume, produced this full body crocheted cyclops suit. Think: casual Fridays. Link

Children’s Drawings Transformed Into Stuffed Toys

Child’s Own Studio is a home-based craft business which makes stuffed toys from children’s drawings; some drawings are sent in by adults who want personalized gifts for their children, and sometimes children submit the drawings to make gifts for their parents.  They have a blog, and a gallery of their creations is available on Flickr. Link, [...]

Papercraft Pistol

Firefly fans will enjoy this paper craft version of Malcolm Reynolds gun. Created by Leo Firebrand of Firebrand Creations this gallery features his work on the replica firearm. Link

Functional Model Airship

The USS Macon was a military airship operated by the United States from 1933-1935. Retired computer engineer Jack Clemens spent two and a half years building a 20-foot replica that flies for 45 minutes at a time: The Macon was an airship, not a blimp, meaning it had a rigid hull. A backbone made from 12 [...]

What Is This Tool Used For?

If you take a look at a catalog of tools for a specialized craft, you might be amazed at the vast number of specialized pieces of equipment available that you’ve never heard of. This tool, for example, is a perforation gauge. It’s used by stamp collectors to measure the gaps left by tear marks in [...]

Needs Grits and Bacon: Origami Fried Egg

Craft introduced me to a great Flickr pool called Geekigami, which is filled with well-made pieces of original origami. This piece by Flickr user -sbel- isn’t geeky, but it is neat. Link via Craft | Flickr Pool