Category: DIY

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It’s the perfect tote for the card playe…

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StarWars.com has fans of all ages covered this Halloween. Find…

StarWars.com has fans of all ages covered this Halloween. Find DIY costumes for you and your apprentice at www.StarWars.com/Halloween.

 

Make Your Own Star DogstroyerThe Imperial-I class Star Destroyer…

Make Your Own Star Dogstroyer

The Imperial-I class Star Destroyer is an impressive warship of the Empire, but this costume will put your pet in a class all its own. I chose to make the Star Destroyer out of cardboard, but if you want a more flexible version, you can make it out of poster board and cover it with felt. Either way, when your pet wears this costume, they’ll command a presence as a Star Dogstroyer.

Find out how to make your own below. 

What You Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Light gray acrylic paint
  • Hot glue
  • Fabric or elastic
  • Velcro
  • Toothpicks and beads (optional)
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  • Measure the length and width of your dog. If you want the costume to be oversized, add a few extra inches to the width of the costume.
  • Draw a triangle according to those measurements and add an extra 7-8 inches to the length of the triangle. Draw two additional lines extending the triangle’s sides by 1 ½ inches. Draw a hole just above the center of the triangle.
  • Cut out the triangle at the widest lines. Score the inside lines with an X-Acto knife or snap blade utility knife, then bend the sides of the triangle down. Cut out center hole.
  • Create Star Destroyer details with cardboard and attach them to the ship with hot glue. I also used silver beads and toothpicks to create the deflector-shield generator domes. You can keep the details simple or go as screen-accurate as you’d like.
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  • Apply acrylic paint with a brush covering the entire piece. Let dry, then paint second coat.
  • Attach fabric or elastic to the bottom sides of the Star Destroyer. Add velcro to straps. If your Star Destroyer is oversized (like mine), attach 2 straps to keep the costume secure on your pet.
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Congratulations. Your companion is ready to serve the Empire this Halloween.

Be a crafty part of the Rebel Alliance with with string art….

Be a crafty part of the Rebel Alliance with with string art. Visit StarWars.com and learn more!

Created Your Own Rebel Alliance Symbol String ArtString art is a…

Created Your Own Rebel Alliance Symbol String Art

String art is a simple DIY project that puts a one-of-a-kind twist on familiar shapes and symbols. While Star Wars has its share of notable symbols, one of the most prominent is the sign of the Rebel Alliance.

Turn the symbol of the Rebel Alliance into unique art for your home in this all-ages craft that calls for just string, nails, wood, and paint.

Check out the step-by-step to create your own below. 

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What You Need

  • Small, unfinished wooden board or plaque
  • Small nails
  • Hammer
  • Pencil
  • Rebellion logo stencil
  • Acrylic paint
  • Red crochet thread or yarn
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors

Get Started

Begin by printing and cutting out the Rebel Alliance symbol to use as a template. (You may need to re-size the image to fit the board.)

Place it in the middle of the wooden board, and gently trace the outline with a pencil.

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Next, hammer the small nails to outline the template you traced. Be sure to place nails on each angle so that the symbol is easily recognizable.

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When hammering nails around the symbol, place them symmetrically if you prefer a more organized look.

Next, loosen the red crochet thread from the spool and tie the end to a nail. Tie it in a knot and trim the excess thread from the end.

Starting from the nail you tied, run the thread around the symbol to outline it, ending back on the nail you started from.

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Next, begin wrapping the string around nail to nail, filling in the symbol with thread as you wrap it around the nails.

Don’t cross the first outline you made so that the Rebellion symbol remains recognizable.

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Continue wrapping and crossing strings until you’re happy with the design. Tie the string around another nail in a knot, and trim the thread with scissors.

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You can do a simple red-and-white design, or give the pre-assembled board to your kids to make their own designs with paint and yarn.

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Your string art is complete! Hang it on the wall or prop it up to show off your rebel spirit.

DIY craft walkthrough by

Kelly Knox

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