23 DIY Geeky Gifts for Nerds


23 DIY Geeky Gifts for Nerds


23 DIY Gifts for NerdsI think it’s safe to say that we all have something we are geeky over. For some, it’s TV shows and movies, and for others it’s techie toys and sciences. So when it comes time to going gift shopping for your favorite geek, sometimes the best thing to do is to make something yourself!

With this collection of 23 DIY Geeky Gifts for Nerds, you’ll be able to make geeky tee shirts, geek Halloween costumes, superhero crafts, and even some fun and nerdy geek home décor!

Our collection of funny tee shirts and other geek clothing is great for nerds of all kinds. This Smurf Hat, for example, will be appreciated by almost anyone who watched the show growing up. And with the release of the recent Smurf movie, there are new Smurf fans born every day!

If you want to deck your halls with some wonderful geek home décor, look no further than the Vintage Tripod Lamp. This useful art piece is made with a vintage camera tripod, so it’s great for antique collectors and shutterbugs.

Finally, we were sure to include some other fun gifts for nerds, like this cute I Heart my iPad Case. This is a great gift for a techie geek. Gadgets need love, too…and you can show your favorite gadget some love with this easy crocheted pattern.

Cool gifts for nerds don’t have to be calculator covers and pocket protectors. With these 23 DIY Geeky Gifts for Nerds, you can prove to everyone that geek is chic!


23 DIY Geeky Gifts for Nerds Table of Contents

  1. Geeky Tee Shirts and Other Wearables

  2. Great Geek Home Decor

  3. Other DIY Gifts for Nerds


Geeky Tee Shirts and Other Wearables

Whether you’re looking to express your inner geek or you need some fun geek tee shirts for your friend, we have lots of great geek clothing in this collection of Geeky Tee Shirts and Other Wearables. Sing a happy song in a Smurf hat, or take your puppy with you to Hogwarts in his very own Harry Potter costume!

Nerdy Scenciled Tee Shirt

  1. Mini Dalek Brooch:  This mini Dalek brooch is inspired by the evil villain from Doctor Who. If you’re looking for easy gifts for nerds, this is a great one to get you started!
  2. Interplanetary Necklace and Earrings:  Space nerds will love this intergalactic jewelry set. These earrings and necklace are so easy to make and when paired with the right outfit, the combination is out of this world!
  3. Purple People Eater Hat:  You can make some great geek apparel for kids, including this adorable Purple People Eater hat! Named after the famous song, this fun crocheted hat “sure looks strange to me”…but is just too cute to pass up!
  4. Downton Abbey Badge:  Get your full dose of Downton Abbey all the time with these cute Team Dowager badges. These make great Christmas gift for nerds of this popular show! Attach them to a fun hat for the ultimate in geek gifts!
  5. Nerdy Stenciled Tee Shirt:  Hunting down some gifts for boyfriend? Why not make your own geeky tee shirts with this easy freezer paper technique? You can make fun Star Wars crafts like this one, or customize it to say whatever you’re favorite geek, well, geeks over!
  6. Smurf Hat:  When it comes to gifts for nerds, you can’t go wrong with geeky hats. This Smurf Hat is perfect for lovers of the popular cartoon. I can’t wait to make one for my dad!
  7. Romantic Twilight Tees:  Bitten by the Twilight bug? Well you can show off your love of vampire fiction with these funny tee shirts. They’re easy to make and great to wear to all the movie premiers, vampire parties, and book releases!
  8. Aang Hat:  With superhero crafts like this Aang hat, you can save the world with ease! Fans of The Last Airbender will love this hat, and you’ll be surprised at how easy and fun it is to make cute gifts for nerds!
  9. Harry Potter Dog Costume:  Whether your pup is more of a Fluffy or a Fang, Harry Potter fans and their pets will love this cute dog costume! Get your pets in on the fun with great geek Halloween costumes like this…just make sure they stay away from the Chocolate Frogs!

Great Geek Home Decor

From Twilight party decorations to geek decorations perfect for shutter bugs, these geek house décor items are a great way to show off your hobbies and decorate your home at the same time. 

Artsy Rainbow Clock

  1. Artsy Rainbow Clock:  This artsy rainbow clock is great for crafty artists. Gifts for nerds don’t have to be funny, they can be useful as well! Paint your way through the day with this artsy clock!
  2. Vintage Tripod Lamp:  Shutterbugs and DIY enthusiasts are sure to love this fun lamp!  If you are looking for cool gifts for nerds that are as one of a kind as they are, try making them this vintage lamp.  This also makes a great gift for a photographer you know and love.
  3. Awesome Comic Wrapped Decorative Balls:  Do you have a favorite comic strip?  Put them on display with this decorative balls idea.  These geek decorations make great gifts for lovers of the oldies, but goodies--like the Peanuts strip, Dick Tracy, and Family Circus.
  4. Twilight Party Picture Frame:  Team Edward?  Team Jacob?  Whatever side you're on, you're sure to love this Twilight frame.  Snap a photo of your geek party decorations and guests at your next Twilight marathon and make this fun frame to display your picture!
  5. Geisha Wall Canvas:  If you’re looking for some anime-themed geek wall décor, you’re in luck! This Geisha print would look great in a little girl’s room, and a set of 3 prints makes great gifts for nerds of this famous Japanese art form.
  6. Vintage Label or Stamp Art:  Collectors of old labels or stamps can put their collection on display with this geek wall decor idea!  This would be a great idea for an accent wall or a small wall that you want to highlight.

Other DIY Gifts for Nerds

 These geek gadgets and toys make great gifts for nerds! From cross stitch to crochet, there’s something for everyone in this collection of Other DIY Gifts for Nerds.

  1. I Heart my iPad Case:  We all know a gadget geek…and if you’re looking for Christmas gifts for nerds of the technological sort, this iPad case is perfect! It’s easy to crochet and makes a great stocking stuffer!
  2. Blinged Out Calculator:  Blinged out calculators make great gifts for computer nerds! This fun craft idea is great for teens and will help them set their supplies apart from everyone else’s!
  3. Geeky Math Table Numbers:  Give your wedding guests the fun of figuring out their seating arrangement with these math geek table numbers! These make great geek party decorations for a nerdy wedding…or they can just be a fun way to play a prank on your guests!
  4. Harry Potter Inspired Bag:  Carry your books, wand, notes, and potions in this cute owl bag!  Muggles and wizards alike will love this tote!  Now if only it would hold as much as Hermione's bag!
  5. Pokemon Picachu Toy:  Pika-pika! If you have a little boy or girl who runs around screaming this phrase, you just have to make them this cute Picachu crocheted toy! These fun patterns make great gifts for nerds of the popular Pokemon tv show, and when combined with a set of trading cards, you’ve got one great gift idea!
  6. Geek Love Cross Stitch PatternGeek home décor is fun and easy to make…and you can be proud of your DIY geekiness with this cute cross stitch pattern! Turn it into a pillow or a set of coasters for some great gifts for nerds of all kinds.
  7. Glimmering Guitar:  Rock out on your favorite guitar games with this Glimmering Guitar! You can customize controllers for you and your siblings and friends so everyone knows which guitar is theirs! You can also do this on a real guitar if you'd like!
  8. Hello, Kitty Crochet Pattern:  Anime fans and lovers of Japanese art will love this cute Hello, Kitty crochet pattern.  Geek gifts like this are great as gift package decorations, Christmas ornaments, or toys for a new baby geek to be!


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I just found the best geek gift for one of my girlfriends. She loves doctor Who so I know this malek brooch will wow her.

One of my grand kids is nto Dr. Who and the other loves Harry Potter. I found something for each of them here. How great is that. And noth are very easy to do. They will love it. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be the neatest grandma around.

These projects are wonderful! I am a self proclaimed nerd and I love things that are subtly nerdy, like the interplanetary necklace. Great projects.


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