Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Star Wars... DIY light sabres


Welcome back... if you have a little boy you sure are going to love this post! (hopefully)

My son's request for this years birthday party theme was Star Wars. Thankfully there is lots out there for you. Being a crazy crafter I always want to make most of my decor myself! What a task... one idea always leads to another, and it feels never ending! As long as everything is ready for Saturday I'll be happy :)

So this first post I will share with you how I made my light sabres.



Here is what I used... Water noodles, black duct tape and foil tape, and scissors. These were all purchased at the Dollar Store! With the noodles I cut each one of them in half.


Next I covered on of the ends with black duct tape, and folded down the excess tape.


Then I added a strip of tape to the top of the noodle, ensuring that I was wrapping around it pretty straight.


Repeated the last step to make a wider handle.



With my one inch punch, I cut out a piece of foil tape This tape comes with a backing that peels of before you adhere it.


Pealed off the backing and added it to the handle.


To embellish the handle, I cut the foil tape length wise to create some strips.


Wrapped it around the base of the handle.


And there you go home made light sabres, that the kids can enjoy (hopefully they won't hurt each other too badly!)

Next trooper trash cans?!

I can't take credit for the idea there are so many amazing websites out there with so many ideas, these sites below are the ones I checked out when I started planning. Make sure you check them out as well for more inspiration! 

Ramber designs
Etsy
Amanda Parker and Family
Tip Junkie
Amazing Moms
Make and Takes

Thanks for visiting,
Ilda :)