Archive for ‘Creativity’



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)

Darth Vader/The Great Dictator Speech Tribute

StarWars.com Team | December 7, 2011

Every once in awhile, a dedicated fan creates a video tribute to Star Wars that makes one pause and consider the full story of Darth Vader on a deeper level. The Star Wars Saga has always been about the story of Anakin Skywalker at its core. The films and The Clone Wars animated series show exactly that — the tale of a hero who lost his way and eventually found redemption.

This fan-made video tribute shows Anakin Skywalker’s final moments as he recalls the days of The Clone Wars in the arms of his son, Luke Skywalker. The video is narrated with Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from The Great Dictator alongside clips from The Clone Wars.

This rousing speech, which was made famous from a film released during the early ’40s that bravely condemned Adolf Hitler, fascism, and the Nazis, works all too well juxtaposed against footage of the Emperor and the destruction he caused through the manipulation of the people during The Clone Wars.

WATCH VIDEO: Darth Vader’s Greatest Speech Ever Made
(via YouTube)

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner at the Death Star

StarWars.com Team | November 22, 2011

Artist Stephen Hayford shares his action figure send-up to Thanksgiving this season, suggesting what a sit-down turkey dinner at the Death Star might look like for the Star Wars, uh, family.

Click the images for expanded views!

Star Wars Napkin Rings Craft

StarWars.com Team | November 22, 2011

During this holiday season, eat your meals in style with these fancy felt napkin rings of your favorite Star Wars characters! These napkin rings are easy to make and fun to use for any meal worthy of Jabba the Hutt.

What You Need:

  • Velcro circles
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Small googly eyes
  • Black, beige, gray, red, dark green, light green, brown and purple felt squares

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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)


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