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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Easy DIY Star Wars Birthday Gifts- Episode III:Light Up Vader Mask, Lamp, Trash Can, & Door Hanger

Hey, hey, hey all!
Are you ready for me to finish up my Star Wars room decor gifts yet? All right, well this is the last of it...until I show you the Yoda cake pops & cake pop holder. *Giggle.
We won't count that as a gift though because it doesn't make for good room decor. 
These are some pretty simple projects that don't need a whole lot of explaining so I'll just give you the quick how-to rundown.

Since the trash can is the no brainer of this handsome group, we'll begin there.
I took a clear trash can from wally world & applied the leftover vinyl from the Star Wars sign I made.
 I had used the negative of the stencil for the board so this is a great way to make use of all that expensive vinyl.
Here are a couple of shots so you can see all the way around the can. 

I will apologize again for the picture quality. These are all pretty bad, but they were taken with my phone. My camera was dead the afternoon I worked on these projects so it was the phone or nothing. 
Yes, I could have taken care of that so I could use a real camera....but that would have been more effort than I had this particular afternoon. I was determined to get all of his projects done in one sitting.
I did too...woot woot! 
The next project is a door hanger.
He is the oldest at 8 of all my brothers children & is getting rather particular about the younger ones entering his room. 
I simply took a blank door hanger I picked up at Hob Lob and painted it the same apple green I had used on everything else. 
When it dried I applied black vinyl to each side as I channeled Yoda. 
Here are both sides:

I told him this would help keep the youngsters out and he just gave me a look. Priceless :)
I also gave an old lamp a quick makeover for his bedside table. 
I covered the shade with part of an old black bed sheet. It's not "old" I actually purchased it for another project, so it's the leftovers. Then I sprayed the base of the lamp in the same Krylon Brilliant Metallic silver I used on the other projects. 
I also used the ol' glue gun & whipped up a cord cover to hide the brown cord...it didn't match.
Are you ready for another awesomely horrible photo???
Well, ask & you shall receive.
Finally I made over a Darth Vader mask I had picked up at Goodwill.
 It was obviously an old Halloween mask but I saw it in a completely different light.
I taped off the eye sockets & sprayed it down with the Krylon 
brilliant metallic silver spray paint and let it dry. 
I had some neon green LED lights I had ordered for my sons birthday leftover so I grabbed 2 of those & hot glued them behind the eye sockets. 
They are the twist lights so hot gluing them did not interfere with turning them on or off. There is even access to change out the little battery inside when they need to.
Now he had a cool glow light!
We don't call it a night light because he's 8....as I was reminded several times. Kids :)

There you have it. A few fun, easy DIY Star Wars gift ideas for the fan in your life. 
Tomorrow I'll share my Yoda cake pops & the cake pop holder I made. 
Until next time!


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