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Get Your Geek On: Doctor Who-Inspired Cross-Stitch Valentines

Get Your Geek On: Doctor Who-Inspired Cross-Stitch Valentines

Having an “Oh @#$%, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow!” moment? If you happen to love a geek—specifically, of the wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey variety—you can breathe easy. I’ve got you covered with these Doctor Who-inspired cross-stitch valentines. (And, yes, if you’re quick, you can easily have one stitched in plenty of time for tomorrow’s festivities!)

Ready to get started? Here are three companion-approved projects to get your (multiple) hearts pumping:

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Doctor Who Craft Tutorial Roundup

Doctor Who Craft Tutorial Roundup | The Zen of Making

The second part of Doctor Who series 7 starts on Saturday, and I’m definitely excited. (I never could resist a mad man with a box, could you?) Beyond sexy bow ties and feisty new companions, the return of the Doctor means one very happy thing: it’s Doctor Who craft time!

Want to get a head start on your Whovian DIY? My collection of Doctor Who-inspired craft tutorials should do the trick:

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Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Hello once again, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for your favorite companion? Skip the sappy stuff and get straight to the point with my Doctor Who-inspired Dalek cross-stitch valentine with free printable pattern!

There’s also a TARDIS version here.

Supplies:
* Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF
* Embroidery floss, gold, light brown, dark brown, black, blue, red, and silver
* Cardstock, gray and light yellow (or your favorite colors)
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Embroidery scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

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Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | The Zen of Making

Ready to get stitching?
Grab your scissors and embroidery floss, then download my free Doctor Who-inspired Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine Template PDF here!

See the full tutorial…

Tutorial: Mini Dalek Brooch for FaveCrafts

Tutorial: Mini Dalek Brooch for FaveCrafts | The Zen of Making

You know how former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright used to use her brooch collection to express her moods and positions while she was in office? Well, I’d like think that my Doctor Who-inspired mini Dalek brooch would have fit right in on some of her more trying days. Check out this week’s FaveCrafts Geek Crafts column to see the full tutorial!

Geek Crafts: Mini Dalek Brooch Tutorial

You’ve arrived the Geek Crafts column, your weekly dose of geeky goodness with Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making!

Having one of those days? Add a little “EXTERMINATE!” to your step with a mini Dalek brooch, inspired by the cantankerous villain from Doctor Who!

Step 1: Using cardstock, make a Dalek template by cutting out a 3” tall triangle with a rounded top.

Step 2: Tape the template to a piece of brown shrink plastic, then cut around the template to make a shrink plastic Dalek shape. Smooth around the edges with sandpaper to remove any rough spots, then lightly sand the front and the back

Ready to make your own? Head over to FaveCrafts to see the complete how-to!