Posts Tagged ‘DIY’



The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: New Trailer

Casey Pugh | April 23, 2013

Star Wars Uncut trailer

We are so excited to give you a little taste of The Empire Strikes Back Uncut with a brand new trailer, fresh off the galactic presses.

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How to Make a Wampa Cave Shadow Box

Jennifer Landa | December 11, 2012

Wampa Cave Shadowbox

‘Tis the season of keeping warm inside a tauntaun! When the temperature drops, I am reminded of the icy planet of Hoth. Nothing says wintertime quite like snowtroopers, smelly tauntauns, and a one-warmed wampa. One of my favorite things about the “Hothidays” is putting up twinkly lights and decorations. However, you won’t find me building a miniature Dickens village. Instead, I try to deck the halls with dioramas, Yoda lights, and some of my favorite Star Wars action figures. This year, I turned a wampa cave into a holiday shadow box decoration! Whether you have these action figures or not, this craft will help you celebrate the Hothidays…Star Wars style!

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Last-Minute Star Wars Costume Ideas

Jennifer Landa | October 29, 2012

Star Wars Halloween

It’s the day before Halloween and you don’t have a costume. Dressing up like Queen Amidala might be out of reach, but there are plenty of other Star Wars costumes you can make in a day. Maybe you just got invited to a Halloween party? Or perhaps you want to dress up for school or work tomorrow? Whatever the case may be, fear not! Here are some Star Wars costume ideas that will help you get ready for Halloween in a hurry!

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How to Make a Stormtrooper Pumpkin

Jennifer Landa | October 17, 2012

Stormtrooper Pumpkin 1

For me, Halloween is the time of year when I embrace the dark side to the fullest. I find that the spooky holiday just brings out the Sith in me. So for this year’s festivities, I decided to carve a Stormtrooper pumpkin.  What better way to salute the boys in white than by carving their helmet into the side of a squash? Now I’m no Pumpkin Geek but fortunately there are a lot of cool Star Wars templates online, like these downloadable Star Wars stencils here. For my carving, I liked the idea of using a Stormtrooper helmet not only because it’s so iconic, but also because it’s fairly simple to carve. So if you’re a beginner carver (like me), then this is the design you’re looking for!

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DIY: Yoda Coffee Cup Cozy

Jennifer Landa | September 19, 2012

Yoda Cozy Main

I’ll admit it…I’m a coffee lover.  Whether it’s a Dark Side Roast or a Coruscant Blend, I always look forward to my cup of caffeinated bliss.  In fact, I quickly turn from Jedi to Sith if I don’t have my usual morning cup o’ Joe.  But sometimes my local coffee shop makes my latte hotter than Mustafar!  So in order to cool my hands and show a little Star Wars flair, I decided to make a reusable coffee cup cozy.  I think this eco-friendly Yoda cozy is a great way to go “green.”  (In more ways than one!)

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DIY Jabba the Hutt Shoes

Jennifer Landa | August 7, 2012

Jabba Shoes 1

It’s no secret that I have a crush on Jabba the Hutt. What can I say? I find his laugh irresistible. So what better way to show my love for the coolest gangster in the galaxy than by wearing him on my feet!

Recently crafters have been hand-painting TOMS shoes with their favorite Star Wars characters. There have been shoes inspired by R2-D2, C-3PO, and even Boba Fett. For my Jabba-inspired footwear, I snagged an olive green pair and set out to make my sluggy slip-ons!

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Utinni! Jawa Vegan Cookie Cupcakes!

Bonnie Burton | December 12, 2011

I love crafty fan JustJenn Designs and her tasty tributes to Star Wars! Using the new Williams-Sonoma Droids and Aliens Cookie Cutters, JustJenn Designs made these adorkable and delicious Jawa Vegan Cookie Cupcakes!

JustJenn writes:

The new Droids and Aliens cutters came out and I was drawn to the Jawas. I was always fascinated with how the hoods covered them entirely and how deeply inset their faces seemed to be – what exactly was behind those beady yellow eyes? I knew I wanted to capture that same idea when using the cookie cutters.

I was going to a Merry Sithmas party believe it or not, and one of the guests had a lot of food allergies. She is always left out when it came to desserts and seeing as how she LOVES Star Wars as much as I do, I decided to come up with a totally Vegan cookie and cupcake combo.

Find out how she made these delicious desserts here:
Jawa Vegan Cookie Cupcakes (via JustJenn Designs)

Be sure to check out her other Star Wars crafts & recipes:

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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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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