Star Wars Cube Decorations And How To Do It Yourself

May The Force Be In Your Cube

It’s someone’s birthday and they happen to be a fan of Star Wars. A big fan. What do you do? If you want to go overboard you can create the famous Death Star battle at Yavin with some low-budget items. All right, Gold Leader, let’s take stock of what we need to create.

The Death Star

Death Star Cubicle

To create the Death Star, you may want to try papier-mâché over a balloon which you can then paint elephant gray and paint black squares on to it. As you can probably guess given my word choice and my track record, I did not make the fully operational battle station out of papier-mâché. Instead I used a styrofoam ball that would not take on paint without a nice lathering of wood putty. Why wood putty? It was available.

Can’t you see the resemblance? Sorta?

The Death Star in A New Hope
The Death Star in A New Hope (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

X-Wing Fighters

Made completely out of office supplies this was the most fun and fitting Star Wars fighter jet.  A step by step assembly is provided by Instructables.com. I did make a couple of modifications. This time, for the better.  Per the Instructables instructions, you will need a memory card to mount the binder clips which will become the wings. Instead of wasting a memory card, cut out a piece of cardboard. Then when all is assembled spray paint it gray. When that has dried, apply some red acrylic paint on the side of the sharpie for the  characteristic red stripe.

Death Star Cubicle with X-wings

Instructable's X-Wing Fighter From Office Supplies
Original image from Instructable’s X-Wing Fighter From Office Supplies

Lightsabers

These lightsabers are easy to make, cheap and fun to whack others with.  Take a pool noodle and cut it in half with scissors. With silver and black duct tape you can make the handles.  Any nerfherder can make one.

lightsabers

Admiral Ackbar’s Snack Bar

After any battle, warriors tend to get a might hungry.  And we’re not talking about blue milk. Rather it would do better to have some Thermal Detonators (whoppers), Han’s Rollos (rollo minis), Qui-Gon Jinn-Ger Snaps (ginger snaps), Princess Leia honey buns (honey buns). The idea originally came from Hello My Sweet and she even sells these decorations on her Etsy store.

Admiral Ackbar Snack Bar

Star Wars Paper Dolls

The proverbial icing, in my opinion, to any decoration is to find the personal touch. In this instance, a friend and I cut out the famous characters and superimposed the heads of our team so it would appear as though we are traveling in the  Millennium Falcon, which I was lucky to find at a garage sale.

Personalized Star Wars crew Personalized Star Wars crew 2 Personalized Star Wars crew 3

Enjoy and may the force be with you!

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Forget Art By Numbers, Try Art by Pinterest

Oh wait, I’ve read this blog post before. 

Yeah, yeah. I know it’s a trend that I and other bloggers have been getting in to lately: see pretty picture, want pretty picture and think that, well, maybe I could make said pretty picture.

However, this one was a success. No pins sticking out the back or anything. Woot!

Making Some Art – Pinterest Style

The Pinspiration

Source: momspark.net via Martha on Pinterest

Prepping The Canvas

I have discovered the frog tape, used for keeping your baseboards from getting paint splattered, can also save one’s butt when trying to paint straight lights on canvas.

Art_by_littlestmartha

Paint and Pencil

After you’ve colored your stripes, and allowed time to try, you can use stencils or lightly write in pencil the words of your favorite quote. The stencils I purchased were too large so I had to use pencil. And I don’t hate the outcome. Success!

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Steady Hand and Cool Head

I’m not a very patient person. So this portion of the project was very challenging. Tip: I found myself using the pointed round tip brush the most. Not sure what kind of paint brush you’ll need? Check out the 8 different types of acrylic brushes.

Steady_Hands_Art_LittlestMartha

Give It A Try!

Saw something on Pinterest you’d like to try? Great! Go for it! It probably won’t come out at all like you wanted but who cares? You tried something new and if you enjoyed the experience perhaps you’ll do better next time.

Source: via erin on Pinterest

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