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New Star Wars Snowflakes Craft!

Bonnie Burton | December 11, 2011

Remember that awesome dad who Photoshopped Ewoks into his family vacation photos so his kids could believe Ewoks were real? And then gave his daughter an adorkable Star Wars Disney Princesses birthday cake?

Well, now awesome dad, Anthony Herrera is back and he’s crafted some rather cool Star Wars Paper Snowflakes of Admiral Ackbar, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and more!


Anthony writes:

When someone shared with me the Stars Wars snowflakes featured on Matters of Grey we were excited to make them. They turned out great, but we wanted to create more. The design seemed easy enough, so I got to work. There are so many rich characters in the Star Wars universe, the possibilities seem endless. I created a few designs based off of characters that I liked or thought would have a cool look as a snowflake. I recommend getting a very sharp X-acto knife for the inner details.

Learn how to make these cool snowflakes and more here:
Star Wars Snowflakes by Anthony Herrera


Edible Ewok Village!

Bonnie Burton | December 11, 2011

Ee chee wa maa! This edible Ewok village is made from Rice Krispie treats, icing, fondant, cinnamon sticks, and a lot of gingerbread!

Not only is there a tasty village, there’s also a Death Star made of Rice Krispie treats shaped in a ball and covered in grey fondant…and it lights up with LED lights!

The Ewoks are made with chocolate and they look as tasty as they look adorable!

Read more here:
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away (via The Infinite Yums Blog)

Make Yoda Cookie Ornaments!

Bonnie Burton | December 2, 2011

It’s that time of year again to decorate your Christmas tree with plenty of Star Wars ornaments! Be sure to check out this easy Star Wars craft by justJENN Designs using Williams-Sonoma cookie cutters!

Yoda Cookie Ornaments Craft Tutorial (via justJENN.com)

Star Wars Advent Calendar Craft

Bonnie Burton | November 28, 2011

Counting down to the holidays can be fun, especially when you make this Star Wars Advent Calendar. You never know who will be peaking behind the door each day! Will it be a C-3PO reindeer? Or maybe Yoda baking cookies? Create this one-of-a-kind funny calendar for December using old Christmas cards and Star Wars Insider magazine cut-outs!

What You Need:

  • Star Wars Insider magazine
  • White cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Old holiday cards and gift wrap scraps
  • Printout of numbers 1-31
  • Clear tape

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Glee Gets a Wookiee Hug!

Bonnie Burton | November 18, 2011


Glee cast w/ Chewbacca

Chewbacca visits the set of the hit Fox show Glee to add some intergalactic Wookiee love… right after Life Day, no less.

Glee actors Kevin McHale, Harry Shum Jr., Chris Colfer, Chord Overstreet, Damian McGinty, Dianna Agron and Jenna Ushkowitz tweeted about their Wookiee hugs on the set!

We already knew Glee star Chris Colfer was a die-hard fan when he tweeted about his Chewbacca backpack this year, but it even cooler to know that ALL the Gleeks love Wookiees!

Fingers crossed that Jane Lynch shows up in a Darth Vader costume!

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Knitted Death Star!

Bonnie Burton | November 16, 2011

If Darth Vader and the Empire knitted the Death Star instead of building it with expensive materials, those Rebels would have a hard time blowing it up! Get a free pattern from craftster Nicole Kostelec on Ravelry.com!

Get the pattern here:
Pattern: Knit Your Own Death Star (via @Craft)

Carbon Fiber Stormtroopers!

Bonnie Burton | November 16, 2011

When talented Star Wars fans work at a company that sells carbon fiber, it’s only a matter of time before they construct something awesome in honor of the 501st Legion. Check out this rather innovative Stormtrooper armor made from carbon fiber!

Leonard Carson, an engineering technician for San Diego Composites, had been toying around with this idea of a carbon fiber Stormtrooper for a long time. He finally convinced three of his engineering co-workers to jump on board with turning this carbon fiber idea, into a carbon fiber reality. Being the huge Star War fans that they are, and often working with the material for their composites company, I’d have to guess not too much convincing was necessary.

And so the thought process began. There was a lot to consider for this project, especially cost. We all know how pricey our precious carbon fiber material can be. Other than that, the four troopers needed to think about the most logical tooling, finishing and best processes to use. They used all grade A materials from a local supplier, and their employer, San Diego Composites, donated some resources to the project as well.

Read more here:
Star Wars Fans + Carbon Fiber Enthusiasts = Carbon Fiber Stormtroopers
(/via Carbonfibergear.com)


Dog Vader on The Simpsons

Bonnie Burton | November 15, 2011

On a recent episode of The Simpsons, Bart gets inspiration to build a robo-pet for his science project from his dog Santa’s Little Helper wearing a Darth Vader helmet. Of course, Homer takes the accidental costume a bit too seriously… or just right.

Bart: “Hey what if we make some kind of robo-pet?”
Martin: “What made you think of that?”
(Bart points to his dog wearing a Darth Vader helmet. Dog with helmet walks into the hallway and intercepts Homer.)
Homer: (screams and bows down to dog) “Thy will be done Lord Vader. Just don’t hurt me, oh please!”

WATCH FULL EPISODE HERE:
The Simpsons “Replaceable You” (Season 23, Ep. 4)


Star Wars Cookies From Holiday Cutters

Bonnie Burton | November 14, 2011

While fans are having a blast turning their favorite Star Wars characters into delicious desserts using Williams-Sonoma cookie cutters, you can make even more tasty tributes using basic Christmas cookie cutters!

Turn a bell shape into Darth Vader; skull shape into an Ewok; Chewbacca from Santa Claus; and more!

Read more here:
Star Wars Cookies Using Holiday Cutters
(via Sweetsugarbelle.com)

VIDEO: Wampug Strikes Back!

Bonnie Burton | November 10, 2011

This Halloween, Dr. Andrews dressed her beloved pug Chubbs as a Wampa, creating an adorkable Wampug. But Wampug is even cuter in action! Here’s a video of Wampug right after a photo shoot in costume!

Every year I make a new costume for my girl Chubbs and this year was no exception. This year she became the dreaded Hoth Wampug! Here she coming directly from her photoshoot and looking cute as can be!

WATCH VIDEO: Wampug in action