Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

DIY Death Star Grill Team | June 9, 2009

Nothing celebrates summer more than having a BBQ with a few friends and plenty of good food cooked on the grill. Of course, if you were the Dark Lord of the Sith and wanted to grill while keeping your mind on work, you’d use this fan-made custom Death Star grill. Star Wars fan Bryan Tate made this impressive grill worthy of the dark side.

I started with two Weber grills and used the bottom portions because they were fairly spherical. I welded up the stand and fabricated the vent systems (there is a vent on the bottom also). The inside is painted in barbecue paint so it is safe to cook with. The outside is painted in engine enamel so it should be good to 500 degrees. I know it isn’t perfect but it was a fun project. The grill is now up on

Check out photos of the grill here:
Death Star Grill


Yummy Yoda Cupcakes

Bonnie Burton | April 13, 2009

Check out these cute and tasty Yoda cupcakes made by crafty LJ fan braeby:

Here are some Yoda cupcakes that I made for my friends a couple of weeks ago. They’re chocolate with vanilla icing, with green food coloring. The ears I made out of chocolate mint wafers cut in half and stuck them in as far as I could before icing them. Delicious, they were hmmm…

Check the out here:
Yoda Cupcakes
(via Star Wars Craft Livejournal Community)

Star Wars Lovefest Roundup

Bonnie Burton | February 13, 2009

Looking for love in Alderaan places? Will your romance Endor? Would you rather kiss a Wookiee? Us too. Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with this list of fun Star Wars-related romantic sites.

Yummy Yoda Cake, Bake You Must

Bonnie Burton | December 10, 2008

It’s amazing what you can make with Rice Krispies treats, chocolate and fondant. Debbie Goard of San Francisco’s Debbie Does Cakes made this magnificent Yoda cake with those ingredients and more.

Yoda’s head was made from rice krispies treats, modelling chocolate and fondant. I made the head a few days in advance. Just doesn’t feel right if I don’t have a disemboweled head staring at me throughout the week, lol! The body was made up of Rich strawberry cake with a Bavarian custard filling. The body was then covered in fondant and airbrushed.

Read all about this cake here:
Geeky Cake of the Week (via Great White Snark)

Sculpt a Halloween Yoda Pumpkin

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2008

Sculptor/illustrator Lawrence Noble gives step-by-step tips on how to make your very own festive Yoda creation from a pumpkin, a gourd and some oranges just in time for Halloween!

Get all the instructions here:
Sculpt a Halloween Yoda Pumpkin (

DIY Star Wars Costumes for Dogs

Bonnie Burton | October 24, 2008

(Photo by Natalie Zee Drieu)

Craft magazine Senior Editor Natalie Zee Drieu is not only a crafting genius, but a bit of a Star Wars fan. Thanks to her, I’ve been able to do Star Wars craft tutorials at the Bay Area Maker Faire for two years in a row, teaching kids how to make Yoda Dolls and Star Wars Marble Magnets. So when she told me about the Star Wars costumes she made for her adorable little dog and her furry friends, I had to know how. Thankfully, she blogs about the costumes and how you can make them easily from felt, cotton fabric, yarn, and ribbon.

Natalie says:

Ever since last Halloween, I’ve wanted to make Lulu an Ewok costume for Halloween. Last year I just didn’t have the time so I knew I had to get this going this year. It turned out her two best friends Gello (Darth Vader) and Lucy (Princess Leia), wanted costumes too for the upcoming neighborhood Halloween pet party this Sunday. Needless to say, these three are inseparable and known around our neighborhood together so we had to bring the Star Wars theme to all three dogs.

Check out how to make awesome dog costumes of an Ewok, Darth Vader and Princess Leia (with hairbuns!) here:
HOW TO – Make Star Wars Halloween Costumes for Dogs (

DIY Yoda Pumpkin

Bonnie Burton | October 17, 2008

words: Bonnie Burton

Star Wars fan and mother Mindy Scott got into the Halloween spirit and made this festive pumpkin to surprise her kids with a one-of-a-kind tribute. chats with her to find out how she made this awesome Yoda Holiday Pumpkin.

Why did you decide to make a Yoda Holiday Pumpkin?

I decided to do Yoda because my boys, Benjamin (5) and Matthew (3), are extreme fans of Star Wars. My son, Matthew, hums the theme to Star Wars at least three times a day. They are dressing up like Obi-Wan and the orange clone trooper for our Fall Festival. I wanted to surprise them with a pumpkin that stayed in theme with their costumes. They were so excited when they woke up and saw Yoda, they wanted to fight him with their lightsabers.


Jar Jar Salad

Bonnie Burton | September 3, 2008

Even if you aren’t a fan of the Gungans, it’s hard to resist the lure of an edible Jar Jar. Using jicama as the artistic medium, one fan carved a rather realistic resemblance of Jar Jar, and listed step-by-step instructions so you can too!

Check out all the instructions here:
Jar Jar Binks Salad: A Food Carving How-To Guide

DIY Lightsaber Hilt and Effects

Bonnie Burton | August 11, 2008

The creative folks over at IndyMogul have done it again! This time they show you how to make your own lightsaber hilt prop from simple materials available at any hardware store, and then how to make cool special glowy lightsaber effects for your own fan films!

VIDEO: Build a Real Lightsaber and become a Jedi: BFX

R2-D2 Cake

Bonnie Burton | June 18, 2008

If you’re looking to bake a cake worthy of a Star Wars fan, then this is the droid you’re looking for whipped up by professional baker Mark Randazzo. It appears as though R2-D2 is really one giant red velvet cake with Rice Krispie Treat Legs!

Check out this cake with instructions here:
Making The Most Amazing R2-D2 Cake Ever (B-Side Blog)

SOURCE: Club Jade