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DIY Princess Leia Cinna-Bun Headpiece: The Perfect May the 4th Headgear

Tessa Braun | May 3, 2013

Tessa Wearing Bun

This May the 4th, show off your buns! Get your Alderaan on and craft this stylish and delicious Princess Leia Cinna-Bun Headpiece. This project will let you display your Star Wars pride, and then eat it afterwards.


DIY Gilded Action Figure Headband

Tessa Braun | March 15, 2013

5 - Tessa Braun - Rebecca Forth Models Headband

Looking for something to do with your action figures and in the mood to wear a funky, Star Wars-themed headpiece? Don’t be a silent sufferer. Take action. Follow these simple steps to make your very own gilded, stylish and ever-so-practical Star Wars headband.

All you need is:

  • Star Wars action figure (or any other Star Wars toy)
  • Gold spray paint
  • Plastic headband
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Additional embellishments, such as craft balls.


DIY Couples Clothespin Dolls: Star Wars Edition!

Tessa Braun | February 12, 2013


If you would like to craft a keepsake that celebrates both love and Star Wars this Valentine’s Day, then get to work on these kissing clothespin dolls. I made two versions of the dolls with my favorite galactic couples: Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker and, of course, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

What you need:

  • Clothespins
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paint
  • Fine paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small button
  • Leather cord
  • Small brass hardware washer
  • Fine black pen


Star Wars Recipe: Super Bowl Ewok Guac

Tessa Braun | January 31, 2013


If you are hosting a party this Super Bowl, don’t forget to show your Star Wars pride. Dip into some Endor flare by cooking up this delicious and playful Ewok Guac! To make the greatest guacamole in the galaxy, all you need is:

  • 5 ripe avocados
  • Bundle of green onions
  • Bushel of cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • Clove of garlic (optional)
  • Brown chips and crackers. (My favorites are Casa Sanchez Totopos tortilla chips and Mary’s Gone Crackers original crackers.)


DIY Winter Star Wars Sun Jars

Tessa Braun | December 19, 2012

DIY SW Sun Jars Glowing

Still on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift? If you’re on a budget and like getting crafty, look no further! A wintry Star Wars sun jar is a festive and fun project that makes a wonderful gift for loved ones. The jar stores sunlight during the day and then glows in the dark, adding some brightness to these long winter nights. (Kids, please get your parents to help you with this!)