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Friday, November 30, 2007
Crafty Gamers


December is just around the corner, and the holidays aren't too far behind; it's this time of year when I get that nagging feeling in the back of my brain that I should probably get the gift-shopping done soon if I don't want to end up trapped in a crowded Wal-Mart in the middle of the night wondering what could have been. Because I'm a dirty hippie (and would like to avoid Wal-Mart as much as possible), I like to take the crafty route and make presents instead, so I decided to compile a list of some of the coolest video game crafts I found on the internet. Each featured craft comes complete with instructions so you can DIY like the cool kids.
  • Love knitting? Check out these fantastic fair isle Space Invader socks. These babies feature the classic battle scene of ship vs invaders duking it out on one sock with your high score on the other. These are a great gift for your friends who long for the arcade age of games and have a mutual love for intricate hand-knit socks.
  • If socks aren't your bag, give this cool Super Mario baddies scarf a try. This basic scarf pattern includes charts for seven different classic baddies. If you don't have time for a scarf, how about this: pick two baddies, knit each chart separately out of kitchen cotton, sew them wrong-sides together, and crochet around the edges for a retro hot pad.
  • If you're a Nintendo DS fan like me, you have a ton of DS games just kind of hanging out with no place to go. Round up the little guys with a super-useful DS game case. Only basic sewing machine skills are required, and you can personalize each case with different-colored fabric. Great for keeping your games clean and functional.
  • Not so hot with needles? These Video Game Notepads are adorable. They make great stocking stuffers!
  • The Orange Box's Portal has become a huge hit in the video game world. Can't get enough of that Companion Cube? Why don't you just make one?
And there are even more awesome gamer crafts to discover. Here are just a few websites that feature cool crafts by dedicated gamers:
If you know any other video game craft ideas, drop a link in the comments section and get crafty!

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