Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party


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

My son's request for this year's birthday party theme was Star Wars. Thankfully there are 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 lightsabers.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Repeated the last step to make a wider handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Peeled off the backing and added it to the handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Wrapped it around the base of the handle.

DIY Lightsabers for Star Wars Birthday Party by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And there you go homemade lightsabers, that the kids can enjoy (hopefully they won't hurt each other too badly!)


Thanks for visiting,
Ilda :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ilda,
    Thank you so much for visiting & following my blog. I'm your follower now because I love your projects. You gave me the idea on this light sabre because my nephew really love star wars and now I can make 1 for him.

    Have a fabulous day!
    Witha @ withapinkie.blogspot.com

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Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda

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