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Swag Hacker: 1 inch Button Hair Bow DIY

Swag Hacker Button Bow DIY | gamerwife.com

In my last edition of Swag Hacker, I showed a bunch of examples of how to reuse all those free t-shirts you get in your subscription boxes and at conventions like PAX. This time around, I decided to create a full tutorial, with variations, for a great DIY to repurpose those ubiquitous 1 inch buttons. I love buttons and I love collecting free buttons, but you can only wear so many buttons in the traditional manner before people start to…

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Swag Hacker: DIY Gifts Using Free T-Shirts

DIY Cat Tent

Since my recent trip to PAX Prime was my first time attending a convention where I wasn’t working the exhibitor floor, I was able to amass quite the collection of con loot. However, as is often the case, by the time I’d gotten home I realized that I didn’t actually need most of my hard won booty. What to do with all this free swag?! Well, it turns out the answer was really quite simple: make things with my swag…

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The Long Awaited DIY Dice Bag Tutorial

Dice Bag DIY | Gamerwife.com

Way, way back in the early days of Gamerwife I posted photos of a DIY Dice bag with the promise of full tutorial to come soon. Well, 3 years later is better than never, so present I, without further delay a new and improved Dice Bag with full tutorial. Materials Heavy “outer” fabric (I used a cotton corduroy) cut in a 6″ x 15 3/4″ strip Smooth “liner” fabric (I used a polyester satin) cut in a 6″ x 13…

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DIY Pac-Man Dishtowels

DIY Pac-Man towels finished

Back in my T.O. loot roundup I mentioned that I’d picked up a pile of dishtowels for $0.29 a piece, and while they were perfectly functional as they were I knew they’d be even better after a little DIY magic. While musing on a theme to decorate them, I was inspired by the block-y red stripes on the perimeter to try something with an old-school style so I decided to go classic arcade with a DIY Pac-Man craft. And since…

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DIY Mega Man Lunch Bag

DIY Mega Man Lunch Bag Tutorial Finished

Rick was having kind of a bad week at work last week, so while I was in the craft store looking for supplies for a D&D themed DIY (more on that later), I found these iron-on sheets by SEI crafts and got inspired to make him a little pick me up. Here’s the full tutorial for his DIY Mega Man lunch bag, including the Mega Man template I created for it. Supplies: Canvas Tote Mega Man Template – download it…

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