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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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Friday I'm In Love

Friday I’m In Love #62

#143 - Snorlax

Hey-o! How is 2014 treating you so far? I haven’t come down with any exotic diseases or broken any bones, so so far, so good. On to the links: Indie Statik’s list of Top 100 Most Anticipated Indie Games of 2014 contains many games featured on Take My Money Tuesdays. Their Runners Up list of 150 more games contains the rest of them. Loving this Mario Bros. themed chiptune cover of The Cure’s Just Like Heaven. via it8bit Important questions…

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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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