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12 Days of Christmas: Day 2 – Upcycled Rocket Ship Plushie

Rocket Ship Plushie Tutorial

Here at the Nerd Nest we’re teaming up with Allie from Alexandra Rae Designs to bring you 12 Days of Christmas (Projects)! It’s our goal to create 12 projects each for Christmas decor, gifts, and memory keeping by the 25th. That means you’ll get 24 DIY tutorials this month! Wohoo!Read the rest

Eliza’s Ornament a Day: Day 2

Eliza's Ornament a Day: Day 2

Just like last year, Eliza’s making an ornament every day until Christmas! Day 2 was an aluminum foil house, based on these ornaments.

Eliza's Ornament a Day: Day 2

The first step was to freehand a house on cardboard. We used a record album cover, because we’ve got those to spare.

Eliza's Ornament a Day: Day 2

We cut it … Read the rest

One Sew Pennant Banner Tutorial

I love the trend of pennant banners for party and seasonal decoration, but the idea of taking a trip to the fabric store and breaking out the sewing machine every time I want one… well, let’s just say they’d never get made in time.

One Sew Pennant Banner Tutorial

My solution? A one-sew interchangeable banner. … Read the rest

Vlog: Tiny Book Tutorial for Scrapbooks

Tiny Book Tutorial

Tiny Book Tutorial  - June Reads Close Up

June Reads - Tiny Book Tutorial

I recently made the layout above using a “Tiny Book” technique. Each book shown is has pages full of journaling.

Watch the Vlog post below for as I take you through the making of an entire layout using the technique!

TheNerdNest.com – Tiny Book Tutorial from The Nerd Nest on
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Before and After: Vintage Dress

This vintage early ’90s Express Dress was an amazing thrift store find last year for $3. I wore it several times last fall… until I saw photos of me in the dress. The length was not flattering on me, people. So last Monday Megan 2 and I set out to … Read the rest

How To Make a Contact Form for your Blog in 5 Min.

Hey everyone! This is Jake, and I’m here to tell you how to put a contact form on your blog.

Cotact Us!

Those are “hand phones”, if you couldn’t tell. LOL

This is the quickest, easiest way to get a contact form on you blog. The service is free, the links/advertisements are … Read the rest

DIY Typeography Art

DIY Typeography Art Finished

I bet you can guess who wrote this love note!

Jake and I write love notes to each other still. We have lockers in our entryway, and we stick little notes in each other’s lockers with magnets. Looks like we still haven’t grown out of some things.

When we decided … Read the rest

Stick Mustache DIY + Giant Downtown Chess

Stash City

As promised, here’s our super awesome Felt Stick Mustache DIY! Because everyone needs a fake mustache. Unless you have a real one. In that case, just hold a stick up to it. Hah! These make for great party favors and photo shoots!

Here’s what you need:

Mustache DIY

Dowel Rod
Felt
Scissors… Read the rest

Ruffled Ribbon Embellishment DIY

Ruffles are all the rage in fashion right now, so why not add a little bit of frill to your scrapbooking pages?

Ruffled Ribbon Embellishment DIY

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You’ll need a sewing machine, thread, scissors, ribbon, scrapbooking paper, and whatever scrapbooking embellishments you want to include.

Ruffled Ribbon Embellishment DIY

First, arrange and adhere all elements of the scrapbook page … Read the rest

Record Mini Book Tutorial

A Nerd Nest tutorial (written by the Megan 1/2 of us) is currently up at Scrapbook-Crazy!

You can find it here.

If you don’t want to make one yourself, then the latter two are up in the shop. The photos are links.

If you do make one … Read the rest