Have you ever been in a group of friends or coworkers who have gotten into the debate about whether Star Wars or Star Trek is better? Well, we’re actually huge fans of both and will happily watch either, but the last time we observed a conversation like this, almost everyone in the room was actually most excited about Star Wars thanks to the release of the newest movie in the franchise, even if they were actually big fans of both series. Being the crafty one in the group, we automatically started thinking of different ways that we could brighten up the days of the people in our lives by making different awesome Star Wars themed crafts for upcoming birthday and Christmas presents, or even just because we feel like it! That’s how we found ourselves searching the Internet far and wide for different tutorials that might give us a hand in our new themed crafting goals.
Just in case you’re as big a Star Wars fan as our friends are, if not more, or perhaps in case you know someone who is and you’d really like to craft for them too, here are 15 of the very best themed ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Star Wars inspired “sith happens” t-shirt
Do you have a vinyl laser cutter (for example, a Cricut or something similar) and a heat press that you know how to make custom t-shirts on? Perhaps you’re actually a whiz at silk screen t-shirt designs. Heck, you could even create this design just using regular iron-on letters from the nearest craft store! No matter what method you choose, we feel like you or your closest Star Wars enthusiast will get an absolute kick out of Domestic Bliss‘ “sith happens” t-shirt design.
2. R2-D2 glass jar luminaries
Have your favourite DIY skills actually always revolved around your painting abilities? Perhaps you’re actually just a really big fan of crafts that will let you upcycle things you aren’t otherwise using. Either way, we have a feeling these hand painted R2-D2 inspired mason jar luminaries might be right up your alley! See how they’re made with specific shape instructions on DIY Candy, just in case you need a little bit of guidance.
3. Disco Death Star
Is the big Star Wars fan in your family actually also a quirky personality who completely adores sparkly things and stuff that shines? Then maybe they’d prefer a version of something fro their favourite movie that’s a little more kitschy and unique than you’ve seen elsewhere. We’d encourage you to check out how Our Nerd Home made this fantastic “disco Death Star” that’s sure to catch visitors’ attention.
4. Death Star globe bar
If you’re going to upcycle something that you already have in your house, would you rather transform it into something else that a loved one in your home, perhaps your favourite whiskey connoisseur, might actually use? Then we’d suggest grabbing that old globe that has been sitting in your garage and taking a closer look at how Homecrux turned theirs into a secret mini bar that’s shaped like the Death Star.
5. Star Wars trinket dishes
Is your household actually chalk full of Star Wars fanatics, so you’re wondering whether there might be useful things you can place around the house that everyone will enjoy or find handy? In that case, we’d like to direct your attention to these funny Star Wars character trinket dishes outlined step by step on Our Nerd Home! We made a set of these to keep spare change and jewelry in.
6. BB-8 cord keeper
Are you actually looking for a Star Wars themed craft that your kids might both enjoy making and using? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how All for The Boys made this awesome perler bead cord keeper that’s shaped and coloured like the little robot BB-8. They’ve used theirs to safely wrap their earbud headphones, but you could also use this to keep phone chargers and the like.
7. Jedi orden embroidery
Maybe you’ve been scrolling through our list so far and thinking about how, even though you really appreciate the designs you’ve seen so far, you haven’t seen any that use your best DIY skills, which have always been rooted in softer material skills like embroidery? In that case, we think perhaps we’ve found the perfect tutorial for you! Take a better look at DIY With Love to see how this simple Jedi orden was embroidered.
8. Star Wars tin can lanterns
Are you still intrigued by the idea of the making Star Wars themed lanterns from upcycled materials but you’re just not sure you want to hand paint them the way you saw before? Well, if you’ve got some emptied and cleaned out tin cans available, then perhaps this hole punched lantern idea featured on Frugal Fun 4 Boys will be a little more up your alley! We love the range of characters they guide you through making.
9. Star Wars silhouette light switch
Perhaps it’s actually your kids who the Star Wars obsessed ones in your house, so you’re looking for something neat and decorative but that they’ll also use every day, just to help make their rooms an even more awesome and comfortable place to be? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll all get a kick out of the way Sisters What created awesome themed light switch covers featuring character silhouettes and movie related puns about light.
10. Storm trooper marshmallow pops
Have your best DIY skills actually always lied in the kitchen because you’re a total desserts and sweet snacks enthusiast but you’re just not sure how you can use those skills to make Star Wars themed things? Well, we’re pleased to report that Catch My Party is here to show you exactly how! Check out how fantastic, fun, and delicious these storm trooper candy painted marshmallow pops are.
11. Star Wars cardboard vehicles
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making something Star Wars themed from scratch and putting in all that time and effort, would you rather make it something kind of interactive that really makes your kids feel like they’re part of the plot line of their favourite films? Then we definitely think you should take a better look at how All For The Boys used cardboard boxes and paint to recreate the ships and speed vehicles you saw on the screen.
12. DIY Death Star ring
Have you actually always had a creative penchant for projects that are slightly more detailed than a lot of what you’ve seen so far, preferring to work in miniature in order to make things like accessories and jewelry pieces? Well, working with a Star Wars theme might not seem like something you can really create classic pieces from but we’re pleased to show you how Dream A Little Bigger begs to differ. Check out how they used air drying clay to make this detailed ring that’s shaped like the Death Star!
13. Decorative concrete Death Star
Are you very into the idea of these projects that let you make and mould the shape of your own Death Star themed project from scratch but you’re just not sure that you’ll wear the ring we showed you earlier? Then maybe a piece of kitschy themed home decor like these awesome tea light candle and succulent holders will be a little more up your alley! Check out how We Must Be Dreamers made these ones from DIY concrete.
14. Death Star bath bomb
Have you been scrolling through our list and thinking about how the things you enjoy making for yourself the most are a little more relaxation related and girly than a lot of what you’ve seen so far, so you’re still just not sure how you’ll combine that with your love for Star Wars and everything related to it? Then we think you’ll be very pleased indeed to see how A Pumpkin and A Princess navigated both worlds to come up with an awesomely shaped Death Star bath bomb!
15. BB-8 plushie
Did we really catch your attention earlier on our list when we started talking about Star Wars themed crafts that were rooted in soft materials and stitching but you prefer projects that let you make something a little more tangible than embroidered designs? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a better look at how DIY With Love handmade a wonderful BB-8 shaped plushie that your kids will love.
Do you know a fellow crafter or DIY enthusiast who is just as obsessed with Star Wars as we are, if not more? Share this post with them to give them all kinds of creative new ways to incorporate their favourite films into their DIY process!