Jayme Woods

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Teen Wolf DIY: Lydia’s Notebook

Everyone knows Lydia’s study notes are awesome – so awesome that her math notebook is currently going for $150 on BidTeenWolf.com.

 

Lydia Notebook Auction

If you’re as poor as the entire town of Beacon Hills during season 4, don’t fret! You can make your very own stylish notebook. As for the notes, you don’t need them. You’re too smart for them!

Lydia Notebook Supplies

What you’ll need:

  • Notebook (lighter colors work best)
  • Mod Podge (glossy finish)
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Lydia Notebook Image

I replicated the design from Lydia’s notebook using freeform shapes in Microsoft Word. Here’s the front:

Lydia Notebook FRONT

And the back:

Lydia Notebook BACK

1. Measure your notebook and print the images above to the correct size.

2. Trim white space from your printed image with scissors.

3. Carefully peel back the sticker on the spine of your notebook.

4. Apply Mod Podge to the COVER of the notebook and to the BACK of the printed image. Press the printed image onto the book and smooth out any bubbles. Press the spine sticker back into position.

Lydia Notebook In Progress

5. Let dry 20 minutes. Pro tip: If you stand the notebook up on its pages, you can let the front and back cover dry at the same time.

6. Apply another coat of Mod Podge to seal the printed image.

7. Scribble your very own banshee predictions while you rock out to the Teen Wolf Soundtrack you bought with all the money you saved.

Lydia Notebook Finished

What’s your favorite Teen Wolf prop? Let me know in the comments, and I might make it next!

Ready for more Teen Wolf crafts? I’ve got you covered!

Beacon Hills Preserve Sign

Dread Doctors Book

Parrish’s Playing Cards

 

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Teen Wolf DIY: Dread Doctors Book

I love books. All kinds of books. Even tattered sci-fi/horror paperbacks detailing the horrific experiments of three steampunk doctors.

Apparently, a lot of people agree because The Dread Doctors by T.R. McCammon (nice try, Valek, we all know you wrote this rubbish!) is currently going for $175 on BidTeenWolf.com. Even a photo copy of this literary gem will cost you $70!

Dread Doctors Auction

That’s a lot of Kindle Daily Finds! But never fear. You can make your very own copy of The Dread Doctors for less than a drug store paperback!

Before I start on the DIY, I want to give a quick shout out to Spenser Hudson Riley over on Redbubble. She sells a Dread Doctors journal perfect for recording all of your deepest, darkest nightmares.

Dread Doctors Supplies

What you’ll need:

  • Book (the older and nastier the better)
  • Mod Podge (matte finish)
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Dread Doctors Book Art (Spenser’s done a better job with this than I ever could. Go check her out.)

1. If the book you chose is too new and pristine, use tea or watercolor to stain the edges.

2.Measure your book and print The Dread Doctors art to the correct size.

3. Cut out the printed image with scissors. Pro tip: You can print the image in one piece, but I find it’s easier to apply the front cover, back cover, and spine separately. Apply the spine piece last for the best result.

Dread Doctors In Progress

4. Apply Mod Podge to the COVER of the book and the BACK of the printed image. Press the printed image onto the book and smooth out any bubbles.

5. Let dry 20 minutes.

6. Optional: use sandpaper (a nail file works too), chalk pastels, or other art supplies to give the book a distressed look.

7. Apply another coat of Mod Podge to seal the printed image.

8. Read at your own risk!

Dread Doctors Finished

What’s your favorite Teen Wolf prop? Let me know in the comments, and I might make it next!

Ready for more Teen Wolf crafts? I’ve got you covered!

Beacon Hills Preserve Sign

Lydia’s Notebook

Parrish’s Playing Cards


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Teen Wolf DIY: Beacon Hills Preserve Sign

Ah, Beacon Hills Preserve… home to flora, fauna, crossbow-wielding hunters, firefly-spewing tree stumps, and dark druids seeking bloody revenge. Good times.

Needless to say, everyone wants a piece of this magical paradise. The sign used in episode 1×01 is currently going for a whopping $400 on BidTeenWolf.com and the alternate version used in season 3 isn’t doing too badly for itself either!

BH Preserve Auction

Now that the Benefactor’s whole Deadpool offer is off the table, most of us don’t have that kind of dough lying around. Thankfully, you can recreate EITHER of these beauties by following the steps below.

BH Preserve Supplies

What you’ll need:

  • Wood or thick cardboard (I used a sign from the Dollar Store)
  • Sandpaper (if using wood)
  • Mod Podge (matte finish)
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • String/Chain (to hang the sign)
  • Hot glue (to attach the string or chain)
  • Beacon Hills Preserve sign image (below)

BH Preserve Sign Top - FINAL

BH Preserve Sign Bottom - FINAL

I replicated the Season 1 Beacon Hills Preserve design in Microsoft Photo Editor and MS Word using this screencap from episode 1×01. If you have professional photo editing software, you may want to take a crack at it yourself.

1. Cut wood or cardboard to the sizes desired. If using wood, sand cut edges to remove splinters. 

2. Measure the wood or cardboard and print the sign images to the correct size. 

3. Cut out the sign images with scissors. Pro tip: Print the image a little larger than your wood or cardboard. Wrap printed image around the edges of the wood or cardboard. Glue down with Mod Podge to hide exposed wood or cardboard. 

4. Apply Mod Podge to the FRONT of your wood or cardboard and to the BACK of the printed sign image. Press the printed image onto the wood or cardboard and smooth out any bubbles. 

5. Let dry 20 minutes. 

6. Apply another coat of Mod Podge to seal the printed image. 

7. If making the Season 1 sign, glue string or chain between the larger and smaller signs. For both signs, glue string or chain to the top so it can be hung on the wall. 

8. Use all the money you saved to preorder Teen Wolf: the Complete Series!

BH Preserve Finished 2

What’s your favorite Teen Wolf prop? Let me know in the comments, and I might make it next!

Ready for more Teen Wolf crafts? I’ve got you covered!

Dread Doctors Book

Lydia’s Notebook

Parrish’s Playing Cards


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Teen Wolf DIY: Parrish’s Playing Cards

We all knew Lydia was a queen, and Parrish’s playing cards from episode 5×04 proved it. The real cards Ryan Kelley used in this scene are currently going for $31 on BidTeenWolf.com.

Parrish Card Auction

Don’t have $30 lying around? No problem. You can recreate these bad boys at home – and STILL have enough money left over for the Teen Wolf Score.

Parrish Card Supplies

What you’ll need:

  • Playing cards (Parrish’s have blue backs)
  • Mod Podge (glossy finish)
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Lydia Queen Image (below)

Optional: black charcoal pastels to “burn” one of the cards. If you try this, I’d recommend printing a few extra Lydia queens and making several cards. This way, if you mess one up, you can keep trying until you achieve the effect you want.

Parrish Card DESIGN

I replicated the Lydia Queen card design in Microsoft Photo Editor and MS Word using this screencap from episode 5×04. If you have professional photo editing software, you may want to take a crack at it yourself.

1. Measure the playing cards and adjust the Lydia queen image to the correct size. 

2. Print the image. Hold the paper up to the light and slide the playing card BEHIND the image. Use the shadow of the playing card to determine where the card should be glued. Mark this location with a pencil ON THE NON-PRINTED side of the paper. 

3. Apply Mod Podge to the FRONT of the playing card and to the BACK of the printed image. Press the playing card into the outline you marked in pencil. Smooth out any bubbles and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the entire back of the playing card and around the edges. 

4. Let dry 20 minutes. 

5. Cut around the playing card to remove excess paper from the printed image. Apply a second coat of Mod Podge over the FRONT of the printed image. 

6. If desired, use charcoal pastels to distress one of the cards. Apply another coat of Mod Podge to seal the charcoal pastels. BE VERY CAREFUL! I pressed too hard and the card ended up a little more “burned” than I intended. If this happens, no worries! There are 51 more cards in the deck.

Parrish Card Finished

What’s your favorite Teen Wolf prop? Let me know in the comments, and I might make it next!

Ready for more Teen Wolf crafts? I’ve got you covered!

Beacon Hills Preserve Sign

Dread Doctors Book

Lydia’s Notebook


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May the 4th Be with You

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!

My sister and I saw The Internship the other day, and we spotted her desk organizer, Chip the Desk-Bot, sharing the screen with none other than Mr. Dylan O’Brien. Hers is on the right:

stiles with robot

What does that have to do with Star Wars day? Well, apparently, Dylan O’Brien’s dream role is Han Solo. And Chip’s is Chewy. My sis knows these things. So I decided to do some (very rough) photo manip to make that happen because: (1) it’s Star Wars day, (2) the world needs more Dylan O’Brien and Chip the Desk-Bot, and (3) I like making dreams come true.

So without further ado, I present Dylan and Chip’s Star Wars photobomb:

Chip shot first:

chip shot first w text

Is this Leia chick strawberry blonde? Green eyes? Five-foot-three? No? In that case…

stiles dont care w text

A long time ago in a trash compactor far, far away…

trash compactor w text
That’s enough nonsense from me. May the 4th be with you.

Always.


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Teen Werewolves Invade My Disney Vacation

You may have noticed my blog has been pretty neglected the past few weeks. Or maybe you haven’t noticed because you’ve been just as busy watching Teen Wolf as I have.

For those of you who don’t know, Teen Wolf is a teen paranormal drama on MTV. It’s loosely based on an 80s movie I’ve never seen… and it’s kind of been running my life for the last few weeks.

It all started about two months ago, when I wanted to do something nice for my sister. Teen Wolf didn’t really look like my thing. I don’t like horror/gore. I’m not huge on romance. But my sister loves Warm Bodies, City of Bones, etc. Teen Wolf seemed somewhere in that zone, so out of the goodness of my heart I endeavored to introduce her to her new favorite TV show.

After the first episode, I thought, “Huh. That was actually pretty good.” Three episodes in, I wondered, “How many seasons of this have they made??” By the fifth episode, I was hurling things at my computer screaming, “STUPID GEICO COMMERCIAL! STOP INTERRUPTING MY SHOW! I WILL NEVER BUY YOUR INSURANCE!! NEVER EVER EVER EV– ooh! Stiles is back.”

So in the end my sister ended up introducing me to my new favorite show. She even bought me the first season for an early Valentine’s gift. My parents followed it up with the best birthday gifts ever – Season 2 and Season 3 Part 1!

Basically, my family is the best.

I’ve been racing to catch up before the finale, and now I’m sort of seeing Teen Wolf everywhere. Even at the Happiest Place on Earth. To prove it, I snapped some pictures.

On Toy Story Mania, my sis and I ended up in Stiles’ car!

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On Haunted Mansion, we spotted birds like the ones that attacked Ms. Blake’s classroom. You know, when Stiles shielded Lydia with his body? And anti-romantic me actually uttered an, “Aww!”

haunted mansion bird

As we exited Haunted Mansion I snapped a pic of this awesome window, which reminded me of the gates at Eichen House and (*sobs internally*) Oak Creek:

eichen house

In Liberty Square, I advised my sis to be her own anchor:

anchor

As we passed the London section on Small World, my sister whispered to me, “Wave hi to Jackson.” I’ve never been prouder. 😉

jackson in london

I got a little choked up by Small World’s wall of goodbyes.

goodbye

Because we’ve already said goodbye to [spoiler] and with the finale looming I’m sure we’ll soon be bidding at least one other person adieu.

But that’s a downer, so on to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, where my sister caught me making advances on this shrub. Why? Because Bambi is our nickname for Isaac. No offense intended. We love Isaac. But he’s got those big innocent Bambi eyes. Observe:

bambi vs isaac

I’m even seeing Teen Wolf at work. I was tempted to scrawl “De-” on the front of this Void stamp (I resisted):

void

When the vending machine ate my money, I came *this close* to employing the patented Stiles (or Boyd) method of snack extraction:

vending machine

Even the Veronica Mars movie, which I’ve been looking forward to FOREVER, couldn’t escape a Teen Wolf comparison. It’s their own fault, really, for opening with a case wall crisscrossed with red yarn just like the one Stiles has. All I could picture was this…

Lydia

…and imagine that after a quick chat with the yarn Lydia could’ve solved the murder in time to go ice skating with Stiles, Scott, and Allison. (Again, no hate intended. I ❤ Veronica)

So there it is. My name is Jayme and I have a Teen Wolf problem.

The problem is that it’s only Sunday… and the finale isn’t until Monday. 😉

How about you guys? What’s your secret (or not so secret) TV obsession? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.


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Nerd Valentines

Love it or hate it, this Friday is Valentine’s Day. To celebrate, I’ve whipped up a few Valentines for that special nerd in your life. This is all done with Sharpies and the Microsoft photo software that came with my computer (no Photoshop here), so apologies in advance if the TARDIS is not quite the right shade of blue.

First up, one for all my fellow Castle-holics:

Castle Valentine

For you Whovians out there, here’s one to get both of your hearts thumping:

Doctor Who Valentine

Fellow Teen Wolf fans will go crazy for this one (see what I did there?):

Teen Wolf Valentine

And finally, since one Teen Wolf Valentine just isn’t enough, here’s one for all you future Mrs. Stilinskis out there:

Stiles Valentine

Can’t choose? Get all four here:

Nerd Valentines PDF

Hope everyone has a great week!