December 15, 2015 • CraftingAs readers, we all probably accumulate a sizeable collection of bookmarks, whether they're handmade and bought from Etsy, or random slips of paper like receipts and napkins. But what to do with them when they're not in use? We have a fun DIY project that would make a perfect gift for any bookmark collector in your life.
December 11, 2015 • Movies & Film, Star Wars, Crafting
As quirky geeks who read, we like to give unique gifts that we would also love. If you’re like us, we recommend reinforcing your wall hooks and buying a bigger stocking this year, because we found 23 stocking stuffer/Hanukkah/Festivus gifts for the quirky, geeky, and bookish people in your life. Take a page out of our book and shop via the one-for-you-one-for-us method.
December 10, 2015 • Crafting
Here at Quirk, we’ve spent the week scouring the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links. Whether you are looking for a Star Wars/Hamilton mashup or the latest Outlander trailer, we’re sure to have something to help make your day a little brighter.
December 9, 2015 • Crafting
A book is a terrible thing to waste, but what do you do with one that’s damaged? Upcycle it into festive decorations, of course! Use pages from any dilapidated book to create a length of beautiful paper chain. A traditional craft for the holiday season here in the Western world, paper chains are a way crafters of any age (or DIY skill level) can make their own decorations. You can even customize your chain with color, sparkles, or pictures! Paper chains are a fun, efficient way to make any space festive and magical.
November 25, 2015 • Crafting
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November 18, 2015 • Crafting
Winter’s chill is fast approaching, and with it the season of gift giving and curling up by the fire with a beloved leather-bound book… or at least wrapping yourself in a fleece blanket and huddling beside the radiator. But what happens when you have to venture outside?
Help is on the way in the form of this cozy fleece cowl that’s incredibly easy to make for yourself or to give as a gift. It’s such a simple design you can even make it with scraps! Here’s how.