Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’



Gingerbread AT-AT!

Bonnie Burton | December 12, 2011

This Imperial AT-AT of gingerbread on display at Orange County’s Discovery Science Museum would impress even the Dark Lord of the Sith! It’s made by the culinary Jedi Masters at Blackmarket Bakery.

Read more about it here:
Gingerbread AT-AT Overruns Discovery Science Center
(via the OC Weekly)

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


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 Holiday Gift Ideas from ThinkGeek

StarWars.com Team | December 1, 2011

ThinkGeek recently revealed several new additions to its Star Wars product line, just in time for the holidays! While some of these items are not yet available at ThinkGeek’s site, we wanted to send a heads-up in case you’re putting together your gift list!

Star Wars Breakfast Beverages — The perfect gift for every man, woman or Wookiee. Each beverage comes in a collectible metal lithographed tin featuring unique illustrations. The set of three includes Vader Dark Roast Coffee for a taste of the dark side, Hoth Cocoa for those cold nights, and Yoda Dagobah Green Tea to help find your true self. The set is available now for $29.99.

Han Solo in Carbonite Chocolate Bar — A tasty confection sure to satisfy the bounty hunter in your life, this delicious homage to The Empire Strikes Back is 4.5 ounces of premium Belgian dark chocolate. Available soon for $11.99.

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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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Darth Vader Carver E-Card

StarWars.com Team | November 21, 2011

Hallmark sends a heads-up that they’ve got a new Star Wars first available in stores and as a mini e-card — a Darth Vader Thanksgiving greeting!

The image above shows the cover of the card available in stores, which includes a sound chip that plays “The Imperial March” when opened (and also reveals an image of the Death Star with the quote “Who Wants Dark Meat?”).

The Vader Carver image can also be sent as a mini e-card, available here.

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)


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)