I love the holiday season. December makes the homebody in me yearn to be inside, doing crafty projects. Since I'm a grad student living on a tight budget, I'm also on the lookout for cheap, easy-to-execute projects that I can give to my friends. So far, my system of cheap 'n' easy craft creation has worked both to satisfy my crafty-gurl yearnings and to please the recipients of … [Read more...] about PopGurls Guide to Crafty Holiday Gifts
Fan Art. We love it. Can't get enough of it. Especially the bad stuff. We're serious. Oh lord, we are so serious. Lately, there hasn't been nearly enough to quench our bad-fan-art needs. We fear that this dearly beloved art form is going the way of the dodo, as good taste and talent slowly push it more and more to the fringe. This, gentle readers, is not right. So, here ya … [Read more...] about Bad Fan Art: A Primer
Note: I am very aware that me writing this is seriously hypocritical - having not actually constructed or sent out a holiday card in, well, forever. But, you know, I've thought about it. And I sort of think that counts. Plus I'm rather an expert at birthday cards, albeit late birthday cards, and how different can they be? Things you will need, aka supplies: Construction paper … [Read more...] about PopGurls Guide: Creating Holiday Cards
Don't let anyone tell you different: the Bedazzler - once the provenance of late-night infomercials and junior high mockage - has, of late, become the discerning fashionista's tool of choice. Or, at least, the discerning fashionista with a bunch of time on her hands and a significant DIY impulse. How else can you turn a simple handkerchief into a glittery masterpiece in the … [Read more...] about Bedazzle, Baby
Why, you ask? Does it matter, say we? Because they're fucking fun, and they can turn someone's frown upside down. And that's all the reason you should need. But, you say, how can I, lowly PopGurl wanna-be, make a sassy and fun activity book? Because we care, we're going to walk you through it. Step by painful step. Step Numba One: Brainstorming. What belongs in an activity … [Read more...] about How to: Activity Books!