How to make your own handy mascot!

If you are here, you have probably seen our cool introductory video of the new Barrii mascot and want to know how it was done and how to make one for yourself! You can download all the necessary files by clicking here and start designing a personalized mascot right away.

The video above will take you through the assembling process, and the video below will show how our particular design was made. You are welcome to copy and imitate, or create a unique mascot just for you. You can even change the 3D models into something completely different if you like! We would love to see a video of your mascot when you are done!

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

How to transfer printed pictures to surfaces

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily move an image from a printed paper to another object in order to decorate it? Well you can, and for cheap! In this video, alissa apel demonstrates how you can use acetone (nail polish remover) on a surface and transfer the image from a laser printer paper to it. But don’t forget to print out the picture backwards like seen in a mirror. And if you have an inkjet printer instead, you can use this trick to accomplish the same: How to transfer inkjet prints.

Reverse painted glass art

Follow along as Tiffany Windsor from Cool2Craft shares techniques for reverse painting on glass. With this technique you could spruce up your home with a painting that shows the wallpaper showing through, redesign your glass table or add that special decoration to your windows. Perhaps you could even use some translucent paint and simulate stained glass art? Only your fantasy sets the limit.

Come fly with us, come fly, come fly away…

As a promotion idea, we created a mini DIY projects that you can download, print out and fold into an awesome boomerang paper airplane! Why make a normal airplane that you have to run after every time you throw it, when you could make a plane that returns to you? Here what it will look like when it’s done:

Boomerang paper airplane

 

In order to print this mini DIY project out, you need to download the following image files:

Top side picture

Bottom side picture

You can right-click on these links and choose “Save link as..” or simply click on them and when the image pops up, right-click on the image and choose “Save image as..”, either way works. Make sure that your computer or printer doesn’t shrink this images when it’s printed, or the plane will not work. The image is ment to reach all the way out to the papers edge, so no margins here. On a normal home printer, there will be a blank space around the edge of the paper, but don’t worry, we have designed it so it wont be noticeable.

You may have to experiment a little with your printer so that the two sides are correctly aligned, the flaps on the wing must be located towards the same edge on both sides. Good luck!

A special thanks to Adrian Lopez who have has made many video tutorials on how to fold paper airplanes. We tried many different “boomerang plane” designs, but ended up choosing Adrian Lopez‘s design because it is easy to fold, and works great! The fact that Adrian Lopez makes very intuitive video tutorials that is easy to follow was just icing on the cake. Check out his channel on YouTube, or check out his specific tutorial on how to fold this “Boomerang airplane”.

Let your geek flag fly!

Proud of being a geek? Worried people doesn’t notice your geekiness? Well look no further, Crafters University has the solution for you! With this handy-dandy pocket protector, you can have a clean and organized breast pocket, but also let everybody know that you are a supergeek! It’s easy to make and best of all, its FREE! So what are you waiting for, download the template here, print it out, cut it, fold it, tape or glue it and your done! No one will ever mistake you for a jock again, we promise!

Pocketprotector