Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Long Ago, In a Galaxy Far Away...

A little boy was born, six years ago to be exact.  Now this little boy is a little obsessed with Star Wars and legos. And when his Crafting Mama asked him what kind of birthday he wanted, he looked at her like she had just lost her mind and said, "Lego Star Wars, of course!"  So, with a little over a month until the party date, I got my booty in gear!

My first project that I started on were for the take home favors.  I needed something affordable, cute (Star Wars can be cute, right??), and that matched the theme. So, I hopped in my car with my littlest in tow and headed to good old Wallyworld, where I found these bubble wands for a dollar each.  Inspiration struck.  They look like light sabers, right???

I rummaged through my garage until I found the black spraypaint and then picked up some silver at Walmart for less than $5.

First, I unscrewed the lid and stood the bubble wand up in a cup.  Then, I spray painted the top part black.  I used a paper towel to cover the actual white plastic wand part.

When that dried, I put painters tape over the middle and spray painted the two ends silver.  I took the tape off while it was still wet.

I let them dry overnight and then added a little red jewel as the on button.  I love how they turned out, and most importantly, my son loves how they turned out!

One project done, a million more to go!

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