Good morning! TGIF! I don’t know about you but this week really flew by, something about October through December, it goes so quickly! We were unseasonably warm this week so we tried to spend a lot of time at the park and zoo. 72 degrees in November is pretty odd for us, but I’m not complaining! Today I have a fun Star Wars DIY project. With the movie coming out so soon, I have been seeing Star Wars everywhere! Bugaboo recently went through a phase where he asked everyone at the supermarket if their name was Luke Skywalker. On one occasion, when the checkout lady said no, he responded with “You must be Chewbacca then!” He’s never seen the movies but he loves the book “Darth Vader and Son”, even though I don’t think he really understands the jokes!
With Star Wars everywhere, it isn’t surprising that when I was at Joann Fabrics the other day, I saw these little cupcake treat boxes and immediately envisioned a little R2D2 – they were the perfect shape! This DIY project is pretty easy and requires only a few supplies! I only needed to buy the treat boxes and since I used a coupon they each cost me about 50 cents – definitely can’t beat that! I filled mine with LifeSavers, get it – LifeSavers – Lightsabers – oh boy! Well, below is the tutorial, enjoy!
Supplies Needed for R2D2 Treat Boxes
- Paper Mache Cupcake Treat Box (Usually $1 at my local Joann Fabric Store)
- White and Silver acrylic paint
- Blue, Gray, and Red paint or markers (I ended up using markers after finding it easier than the paint!)
- Paint brush
- This picture shows acrylic paint which I used just for the base, I switched to markers for the blue and red detailing!
STEP 1: Paint the cupcake treat boxes. I first painted both the top and bottom white. For the second coat, I painted white on the bottom but used silver for the top.
STEP 2: Pencil in the R2D2 design. My R2D2 is definitely not exact, but I did try to get the major features in the right spot. I Googled “R2D2 layouts”, “R2D2 top” and “R2D2 back” and was able to get a rough idea of where everything went. I drew in pencil and was able to erase my lines and adjust things until I had it how I wanted. For the bottom, I started with the front section and worked my way around. For the top, I started at the center of the top and worked my way out.
STEP 3: Paint or color in R2D2. I started with the idea of using paint but quickly realized I couldn’t stay steady enough to get really thin lines. I found using marker much easier. I colored in all of the blue parts first. I used a grey colored pencil to go over all of my pencil lines. I could have used my grey marker, but found mine was too dark.
STEP 4: Fill them up and enjoy! You could fill these with anything, they are a great size for candy, cookies, and of course LifeSavers!
I’ll be back next week with some Thanksgiving DIY projects! I hope everyone has a great weekend!