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Who wants flowers when you could give zombie portraits, boozy candy, and trophies?

Want to get that someone special… something special… something a little more curious? Here are three options that go way beyond “flowers and chocolate”…

Give the gift of nerdy custom fashion with this nerdy screenprinting tutorial

My fiancé and would like to honor our friends with some gifts. They are all somewhat nerdy about one thing or another. So we’ve decided to DIY screenprint a symbol for each person that refers to their specific nerdy thing: Next Gen, Original Series, Doctor Who, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, and Star Wars. Here’s the DIY screenprinting tutorial…

Use frames and vinyl decals together to create awesome wall art

Remember the “Texas redneck hippie” home tour a couple weeks ago? I know you saw their adorable pup, and the Halloween Christmas tree, but did you noticed Kaci and Dustin’s great idea for change-able wall art?

Taking taxidermy to a whole new level of strange

Artist Sarina Brewer describes herself as “a self-proclaimed science nerd melding her past formal art education with her passion for biology and the bizarre.” And she does not disappoint. Her creations are inspiring and provocative, violent and poetic. In any case, they are definitely unique.

Turn your bathroom into a miniature art gallery

Like it or not, the lavatory is a place in which we all spend quite some time. Sometimes even long stretches. Sure, a magazine might help to pass the time, but what if you’ve read every article twice already? In our toilet room, there is still plenty to look at, because I’ve turned it into a miniature art gallery, using nothing but postcards and some picture frames.

It turns out I love creating art with my four-year-old

No sooner had I drawn my first face (I love drawing from old black & white movie stills) had she swooped over to me with an intense look. “OOOH! Is that a NEW sketchbook? Can I draw in that too, mama?” I have to admit, the girl knows good art supplies when she sees them. I muttered something about how it was my special book, how she had her own supplies and blah blah blah, but the appeal of new art supplies was too much for her to resist. In a very serious tone, she looked at me and said, “If you can’t share, we might have to take it away if you can’t share.”

Use a bottlecap as a paint palette for small art projects

Amy Watkins (of dresser-turned-planter fame) submitted this great idea to our Flickr pool…

Custom, hand-painted Beware Of Pet signs from artists in Nepal

Want people to know that they’re entering the zone of a Pugnacious Kitty? An Intellidog? The Most Interesting Cat in the World? What about a Ferocious Ferret? Check out these hand-painted custom warning signs featuring your pets from Nepal!