When Star Wars was first released in 1977, it was a science fiction movie that had a groundbreaking special effects (which previously hadn’t been advanced since the 1950s), partly based on computers and partly not. But they helped make science fiction movies a blockbuster genre. And it didn’t hurt that it had an engaging story with compelling characters that could appeal to all ages. Still, much of the original film’s sets and props were created on a lower budget than you’d expect of science fiction films of the time which led the production team to use unconventional methods and materials to achieve a desired look. It also helped that George Lucas wasn’t bent on making a flashy space movie anyway. In fact, he wanted it to look real and used. So a lot of the spacecraft you see were models created from scrap parts, particularly from jet aircraft. And boy, did it work big time. Of course, there are plenty of fans who also tend to create their own homage to Star Wars with their own craft projects. Yet, they don’t share George Lucas’s reasons since they tend to be stuff they might like around the house like clothes, decorations, toys, or what not. But you get the idea that they’re also honoring the legacy of George Lucas by creating their own Star Wars stuff by using unconventional methods and materials (even if it’s for their kids). In this post we’ll look at some of the great Star Wars craft projects out there. Some of them might be ridiculous as with the Hunger Games. But some of them will be creative as well as cute. And some might seem that they were created by someone who had way too much time on their hands. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of Star Wars craft projects courtesy of the Force and from a galaxy far, far, away. Many of these aren’t licensed by Lucasfilm or Disney by the way, but they can just shove it.
- Snuggle up this winter with this adorable Wampa plushie.
From what I can recall, the Wampa is a ferocious creature on Hoth. And it doesn’t look nearly as adorable as this little plushie you want to cuddle with.
2. This Christmas, decorate your tree with your own Death Star ornament.
Because nothing says “Peace on Earth” than an ornament of a large space station that could obliterate a whole planet. Seriously, remember what happened to Alderaan.
3. Look wookiee chic in fur in this Chewbacca dress.
Of course, this dress is way less fuzzy than Chewie. I’m sure Chewie sheds like a shaggy dog.
4. Of course, a wood panel is the perfect kind of surface to paint an AT-AT.
I don’t know about you. But I don’t think this image of sci-fi technology seems to go well with the rustic surroundings.
5. Map out your model of the galaxy by making a Star Wars mobile.
I don’t think the planets are that close to each other in the galaxy, according to the movies. Still, I do recognize a partial Death Star and an Imperial cruiser.
6. Keep your rooms lit by the power of the Dark Side with this Darth Vader lamp.
Now this is just clever. Like the construction paper Vader lampshade. That paint job with the base is cool, too.
7. There’s nothing a kid would want more than their own Chewbacca teddy bear.
I think this was inspired by Wookiee the Chew which is a mashup of Star Wars and Winnie the Pooh. Still, this is adorable but he’d rip your arm out of your socket if he loses a chess game.
8. Make your hair look pretty on the Dark Side with this Darth Vader hair bow.
Show your peers that you’re not the person to mess with. And you’ll force choke anyone who disobeys your orders.
9. Light up your yard with this winter with this Death Star fire pit.
On one hand this looks really cool, especially in a picture like this. On the other hand, it’s a Death Star which might be capable of blowing up a planet.
10. Kick back and relax in your patio with this R2-D2 lounge chair.
Says at the base: “These aren’t the chairs you’re looking for.” Whoever made this was brilliant.
11. Keep your head warm this winter with this crocheted Stormtrooper cap.
Of course, I wouldn’t go hunting in that in this cap. Shoot all you want but you won’t hit anything.
12. Color your pictures with these Han Solo in carbonite crayons.
Available in 8 different colors. Still, not sure if I want children coloring pictures with a guy who’s in a life and death limbo.
13. Make your Star Wars party groovy with this Death Star disco ball.
I don’t know about you but I’m sure Alderaan ain’t stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive. C’mon, it’s a disco ball, for Christ’s sake.
14. Rest your head on this felt Ewok pillow.
Now this looks quite easy to sew up. It’s also quite adorable like a little teddy bear. Just like Ewoks.
15. Keep your head warm this winter with this crocheted Tusken Raider hat.
Of course, Tusken Raiders live on Tattooine which is a desert planet. So this hat wouldn’t work much for them.
16. Cook in your Imperial kitchen wearing your very own Darth Vader apron.
I don’t think a Sith Lord of the galaxy would wear an apron like this. I mean it looks like a ladies’ apron and most Sith lords are men. Still, I like it.
17. Grace your front door this Christmas with this Star Wars action figure Christmas wreath.
Now this involves a shiny Christmas wreath, Star Wars action figures, and green spray paint. Definitely not made by someone with too much time on their hands there.
18. Throw your things away in this R2-D2 trash bin.
Because why buy an R2-D2 trash bin when you can make your own. It’s much cheaper and only requires a plastic trash bin, printouts, a bottle cap, and felt.
19. Receive your snail mail from the Dark Side with your very own Darth Vader mailbox.
Now this is a pretty cool mailbox. Too bad I live in a neighborhood where there was a mass mailbox smashing when I was 16.
20. Curl up on your couch during a Star Wars marathon with a Boba Fett fleece pillow.
Warm and fuzzy might not describe badass bounty hunter Boba Fett. But it might describe this.
21. Keep your little one warm with this crocheted Star Wars blanket.
Contains many of the stuff you’d see from the original trilogy. And makes them all look adorable in the process.
22. Keep your cookies fresh in this R2-D2 ceramic cookie jar.
Just get a cookie jar from the craft store and paint it like R2-D2. It’s simple really.
23. Of course, nothing is cuter in your Star Wars home than this stuffed little Ewok.
Yes, Ewoks may be among the most adorable creatures in the galaxy. But keep in mind that they do have a vicious streak and almost devoured our heroes if it wasn’t for Princess Leia and C-3PO.
24. Yes, you may love Star Wars. But you’re not a real Star Wars fan until you make a C-3PO and R2-D2 sculpture from shiny pipe cleaners.
Yes, it might look tacky and more appropriate for a Star Wars Christmas display. But still, you have to admire the craftsmanship on this.
25. Keep warm this winter with this crocheted R2-D2 beanie.
Now this is so cute. Wonder what size it comes in. Do they make these for adults?
26. That’s no moon. That’s a Death Star comfy chair.
Yes, I know it resembles a space station capable of blowing up an entire planet. But it looks so comfy to sit on.
27. Curl up on your couch during a Star Wars marathon with these mini pillows.
From what I can tell, these consist of Yoda, Luke, and Princess Leia. Still, these are so adorable that I wouldn’t mind having them.
28. Use the Force to keep your feet warm with these crocheted Yoda slippers.
As Master Yoda would say, “Wear or wear not. There is no try on.” Wise words if you think about it.
29. Keep yourself warm in the Space Shuttle with this LEGO Star Wars quilt.
Yes, someone was actually on the Space Shuttle and had their picture taken. Unfortunately, the person wasn’t an astronaut and the shuttle was on Earth.
30. Step out in style with this one of a kind Star Wars dress.
Yes, this is a Star Wars dress. Yes, it’s laced with ribbons. Can a guy wear it? Maybe a short and skinny one.
31. Cuddle up on your couch with this Chewbacca fleece pillow.
Sure it may not be a walking carpet. But you have to admit, this is adorable.
32. As this sampler says, “Home is where the Force is.”
Who knew there were Star Wars fans who know how to do embroidery. Still, you have to like the crossed lightsabers.
33. To keep warm this winter, may I suggest this crocheted Jar Jar Binks hat?
Actually, this would be a more appropriate gift for the obnoxious Star Wars fan in your life you really don’t care for. I mean I know that there aren’t a lot of Star Wars fans who’d want this anyway.
34. The Force is strong in this Star Wars quilt purse.
Now you’ve probably seen a purse like this for the Hunger Games if you’ve been following my blog. Still, this is a very appropriate Star Wars patchwork indeed.
35. Now you can bring balance to the Force with this crocheted lightsaber.
Yes, it’s an elegant weapon. But it’s a great toy because you won’t have to worry about cutting people’s limbs with it.
36. This crocheted Boba Fett comes complete with his own blaster.
Yes, the most badass bounty hunter in the galaxy is a crocheted stuffed toy with at plastic gun and a nerf antenna. But still, he’s out for that scruffy headed nerfherder.
37. Keep your hands warm this winter with these knitted R2-D2 mittens.
Of course, you might wonder why they didn’t have these on Hoth. Still, these are simply adorable to say the least.
38. Cuddle up during your Star Wars marathon with this amigurumi of Queen Padme Amidala of Naboo.
You know, the Queen of Naboo in Episode I who married Anakin Skywalker and had Luke and Leia before dying of a broken heart. Yeah, that Padme who had the extensive wardrobe.
39. I’m sure this Chebacca holder will keep your cutlery safe and secure.
And like Chewbacca, this cozy looks awfully fuzzy. But it’s adorable nevertheless.
40. Now you can snuggle up with an amigurumi of Greedo.
Now this guy is the bounty hunter whom Han Solo shot first at the Mos Eisely Cantina full of dirtbags. Yes, good times.
41. Bring the Force in your Christmas tree with these Star Wars stuffed ornaments.
Now these consist of Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia. Nevertheless, they’re all so adorable and will be good for any Christmas tree.
42. Now getting drinks will never the same again with this AT-AT liquor cabinet.
Now this was certainly made by someone who had too much time on their hands. And probably by a guy in his garage.
43. May the Force be with you in these lightsaber Jedi/Empire lamps.
Now which will you choose: the Empire or the Jedi? Well, the Jedi has a nice lampshade design. But decisions, decisions.
44. Relive some great known moments in Return of the Jedi with this Jabba the Hut/Slave Leia amigurumi set.
Yes, I’m sure plenty of young men will fondly remember seeing Princess Leia in that skimpy outfit. And I’m sure plenty of women will remember when she saved herself by strangling Jabba the Hutt to death with the chain around her neck.
45. Deck the halls this Christmas season with these Star Wars ornaments.
Man, they seem to have quite a painted collection here like Slave Leia and Han Solo in carbonite. Still, you have to admire the pant job on these.
46. For your little Jedi, this Star Wars mobile will do just nicely.
Is it just me or is that one of the cutest renditions of the Death Star I have ever seen. Still, have you got the impression that someone had too much time on their hands for this one?
47. Celebrate this Christmas by hanging one of these Star Wars stockings.
Now these consist of Chewbacca, Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, R2-D2, and an Ewok. Still, there seems to be a lot of Star Wars Christmas stuff for some reason. Oh yeah, the fans.
48. Know to distinguish both sides of the force with this Luke and Darth Vader light switch.
I don’t know about you but I still like that one better than the one with Han Solo in carbonite. Still, looks pretty easy to make.
49. Keep your head warm and support the Rebel Alliance with this crocheted X-Wing helmet cap.
Now this may not protect your head while you’re piloting spacecraft. But it will keep you warm during the winter.
50. Why not catch rats than with this Admirak Ackbar mouse trap?
Now this is funny. But still, Admiral Ackbar deserves more respect than having someone paint a mouse trap of him.
51. Nothing makes a Star Wars home better than a sampler of, “Bless this Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy.”
Not something you read from a sampler very often. But still, that’s quite good if I do say so myself.
52. Of course, you aren’t the ultimate Star Wars fan until you have this Chewbacca bird feeder.
Now this looks quite doable. Just get a milk carton, glue it with a bunch of ripped up popsicle sticks, paint it brown, and add some googly eyes, belt, and teeth.
53. Look like a little Endor teddy bear this winter with this crocheted Ewok hat.
And this even goes down to the chest to keep your neck warm. Still, this is pretty adorable if you ask me.
54. Keep your iPhone standing with your very own R2-D2 tree stump stand.
Now this not only makes you look like a big Star Wars fan, but it has a great rustic feel. Perfect for any sci-fi hunting lodge.
55. Make your bathroom a real Star Wars sanctuary with this R2-D2 rug.
Now this is a way better rug than the Chewbacca skin one which is disturbing. But this R2-D2 one is adorable.
56. Keep yourself warm with these Star Wars droid beanies.
Sorry, but these aren’t the droid beanies you’re looking for. However, it’s too late for me to change the picture so there you go.
57. When it comes to bicycle safety, this R2-D2 helmet will do quite nicely.
Actually this woman painted her helmet to make it look like R2-D2. Still, she’s bound to get a lot of guys at Comic Con with it.
58. Put your fashion sense squarely on the Dark Side with this Darth Vader pin-up dress.
Who knew the fashion of the 1950s and the power of the Dark Side can go so well together? Of course, I tend to find your lack of fashion sense disturbing.
59. Keep your little princess’s head warm this winter with this crocheted Princess Leia hat.
Now doesn’t this little girl look like a little princess in this. Oh, yes, she does. Oh, yes, she does.
60. If you’re more into the Imperial style, this Stormtrooper pinup dress is right for you.
Yes, it’s a Stormtrooper pinup dress. Still, ladies, you’re guaranteed not to hit anything in this dress.
61. If you’re lonely in a desert land, perhaps this Tatooine Bantha amigurumi could keep you company.
Now this is so adorable. Still, I wonder how these creatures can take the heat on a desert planet like Tatooine. It would be more understandable to see them on Hoth.
62. Shimmer on the Dark Side of the Force in this Darth Vader dress.
Now this has some buttons and shimmering pieces. And with a long skirt, too. Vader would be proud.
63. Of course, you can always use the Force with these felt Star Wars characters.
Now they have most of the characters from the original trilogy plus Darth Maul. Nevertheless, these are adorable.
64. Keep warm this winter on the Dark Side with this Darth Vader wood stove.
Because nothing sets the mood like Darth Vader’s flaming eyes staring at you in anger. Seriously, I like the design, but doesn’t seem like the kind of fireplace I’d cozy up to.
65. Plant some flowers in this AT-AT planter.
Kind of funny how an Imperial Galactic Empire artillery weapon can be positioned as a planter. All thanks to some disposable materials and duck tape. Lots of duck tape.
66. Choose your Jedi weapon wisely before you jump in the pool.
Now these lightsabers are made from duck tape, Sharpie marker, and pool noodles. Won’t sever limbs but won’t make you look like a badass either.
67. Cuddle up on your couch with this R2-D2 fleece pillow.
Now I know I’ve put pictures of fleece pillows before. But this is simply adorable regardless. And yes, R2-D2 is a cute droid.
68. Be a Jedi or Sith Kitchen master in these Star Wars aprons.
Now these are more suitable for the male cooks in the kitchen. Comes in Darth Vader and Jedi master.
69. Relive the events of the original trilogy with this Star Wars gold lamp.
Now this consists of some of the craft used in the movies like the Millennium Falcon, Imperial fighters, X-Wings, and an AT-AT. Still, pretty cool and ingenious.
70. Of course, every home must have a sampler of the “Serenity Prayer.”
Yes, I know some might think seeing Slave Leia and Jabba on this might be a bit off. However, it kind of fits when it comes to Slave Leia’s situation.
71. Keep warm this winter with this crocheted Twilek hat.
I think Twileks are supposed to be those scanty clad women from Tatooine. Still, they seem quite popular for some reason.
72. Step in style with these R2-D2 pumps.
Well, I’m sure they might be better on your feet than those Dark Side stilettos. Still, you have to admire how these were decorated.
73. This crocheted Boba Fett cap will make you look badass as well as keep you nice and warm.
Sure Boba Fett may not be a warm fuzzy soul. But that doesn’t mean a warm, fuzzy hat like this can’t capture his badass spirit.
74. Keep the birds warm this winter with this R2-D2 birdhouse.
Yes, I’m sure the birds in your neighborhood would find R2-D2’s adorable face on this as an inviting place to nest in. Then again, I’m sure birds don’t give a shit and are bound to defecate all over this after some months outside.
75. This Imperial Stormtrooper cat statue would make a purrfect addition to your living room decor.
Now this Imperial Stormtrooper cat is about as intimidating as it’s adorable. Still, you have to love the paint job on this.
76. Plant your flowers this year in these Star Wars flower pots.
Now these include R2-D2, an Imperial Stormtrooper, and Boba Fett. Also had Darth Vader, C-3PO, Yoda, and Jabba the Hutt, but I couldn’t find a picture with those together.
77. Keep warm and snug this season with your very own knitted R2-D2 sweater.
Might make you look nerdy. But it’s not as atrocious as many of those Christmas sweaters.
78. Grace your fireplace wall with your very own Wampa head.
I wonder if Luke Skywalker had a Wampa head on his fireplace later in life. Then again he was freezing to death on Hoth so he probably didn’t have the time to collect a trophy.
79. Keep your ears warm this winter with these Princess Leia ear muffs.
Of course, since Princess Leia’s iconic hairstyle resembles sticky buns, having earmuffs like this is to be expected. Still, it’s pretty clever.
80. Train your little one to be a real Jedi master with this fleece Yoda cap.
Now this is so adorable isn’t it? Love those little button eyes. Wear this hat, you sure would.
81. Show your love for Star Wars with these embroidery samplers.
Now these consist of 2 for Chewbacca as well as one for a maimed Wampa and another for an Ewok. Nevertheless, these are clever and adorable if I say so.
82. Use the Force to carry your things with this Jedi master Yoda tote bag.
Make this bag you will. Requires to Usew and cut felt, it does. Button eyes it has. Cute, you think?
83. Re-enact the events of the original trilogy with these Star Wars finger puppets.
Now these consist of Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. Still, these are so adorable.
84. If you love Star Wars than you’ll love this set of these nesting dolls.
Now these include in descending order: Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2. Made by the same company who did the Hunger Games ones.
85. Use the Force to tend your baby’s needs with this Star Wars diaper bag.
Though I know it’s a Star Wars diaper bag, I find Darth Vader’s image on here ironic. Let’s just say his approach to parenting falls squarely on the Dark Side since he cut off his son’s hand and blew up his daughter’s planet.
86. Now you can reenact the original trilogy with these Star Wars peg dolls.
Can’t believe they included Han Solo in carbonite. Still, these figures are quite adorable if you ask me.
87. Make your Christmas in the Galactic Empire spirit with this Imperial fighter mistletoe.
On one hand, you want to kiss your loved one under this. On the other hand, you wonder if the Imperial fighter might think you’re one of the rebels and might shoot you.
88. Strap yourselves in with this R2-D2 corset.
Now since I majored in history in college, I find corsets so 19th century. And I find the idea of an R2-D2 one baffling.
89. Make your Christmas star on your tree the Death Star this holiday season.
Because nothing represents the spirit of Christmas like a space station that can destroy an entire planet with a laser beam. Still, I don’t think a Death Star makes an appropriate tree topper for this reason.
90. Experience the events of the original trilogy with this Star Wars tapestry.
Clearly this was made by someone with way too much time on their hands and is probably not for sale. Still, as a history major, I can appreciate this form which is similar to the Bayeux Tapestry of 1066.
91. Take some time and relax on this Imperial Stormtrooper lawn chair.
Now this project probably required a regular wooden lawn chair and some power tools. Still, even without paint, it’s still pretty awesome.
92. Show your support for the Empire with this Death Star globe.
Now this is quite ingenious. But I’d recommend you use one that’s dated from at least the 1980s for this since it doesn’t have accurate borders and is probably not worth a lot of money.
93. Keep your neck warm in the Rebel Alliance with this scarf.
Now this has the Rebel Alliance symbol as well as an X-Wing fighter. Could’ve used these on Hoth, especially Luke Skywalker.
94. Introduce your little one to the Force with this Star Wars pillow and blanket set.
As you see here, this is a perfect gender neutral baby gift. And Yoda’s even on the pillow.
95. Curl up during a Star Wars marathon with this crocheted Death Star cushion.
Now sure if I’d recommend you sit on it. But it will certainly be great for resting your head and elbows on.
96. Curl up on your couch with this Chewbacca pillow.
Now this one does give him fuzz like he has in the movies. And it’s so cute, too.
97. Seems that Darth Vader finds your lack of faith disturbing in this sampler.
I know many won’t think of Star Wars embroidery samplers exist. But still, many of these are pretty good. This Darth Vader one especially.
98. May the Force be with you with this lightsaber bubble wand.
With a plastic tube and some duck tape, lightsaber duels will now have bubbles. And no one loses a limb.
99. May the Force be with you this Christmas season with this Star Wars wreath.
Now I think this one is better than the other one I just shown. Just have a regular wreath and some Star Wars action figures. Perfect for this December.
100. When it comes to recreating Star Wars, these jar terrariums can’t be beat.
These include Luke Skywalker watching the suns set on Tatooine, Han Solo on Hoth, and Princess Leia on Endor. Still, you have to admire the creativity on this one.