Geek Crafts

My husband is a huge Star Wars fan, so in honor of his birthday this week, I've put together a collection of Geek Crafts! Embrace your inner geek with 9 DIY projects.

Sew A Fabric Kite

Sew a Fabric Kite
My kids love flying kites, but are so disappointed when they rip after a few days. So I used the parts from a cheap plastic kite to make a beautiful and durable fabric kite. Watch the video to learn how to make your own... and to see my kite fly!

Crafts Before Bedtime

how to craft with kids underfootWhen my daughter was small, I thought I had to wait until her bedtime to work on the crafts I loved. It wasn't until kid #3 came along-- and I had less time than ever-- that I realized I could craft with kids underfoot. Not only was it possible, but it allowed my kids to express creativity, practice independence, and develop a love of art--all while spending time with Mom.

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DIY Hardcover Book

Make your own Hardcover Book! Learn the art of bookmaking with this two-part tutorial. Plus, check out the tutorial to make your own Book Press!
DIY Hardcover Book: Part 1
1Hardcover Book: Part 2
1DIY Book Press


As you can see, Made By Marzipan has an all-new design! This has been months in the making, and I'm so excited to hear your feedback. My main goal was to make navigation easier, so you can find more craft projects to try. Check out the main category buttons in the header to search by project type. There are also new sections to explore, like Kid Crafts and Hand Lettering

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Crafts That Last

As I look around my home, I see several items that I crafted years ago, and still use almost daily. The time you spend crafting can be an investment, as you create beautiful, functional items that will serve you for a long time. Here's a collection of 7 crafts that are made to last!

Stamp & Sew

stamp fabric before sewingI finally bought a dress form last month! I was lucky enough to find it in the clearance section of my Wal-Mart. It's fully adjustable so I can make my patterns fit perfectly. I've always shied away from sewing clothing for myself, because it's such a hassle to stop sewing, put on the garment, then try to pin and mark while wearing it. Too much work! But with my new dress form, I couldn't wait to get started.

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