HMM x Star Wars DIY Projects

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

Star Wars DIY Projects

In honor of The Last Jedi we got all of our Star Wars DIY projects and put them in a single post.

Storm Trooper Planter:

I am very fond of this DIY Storm Trooper planter because of the way we were able to save the packaging from a mask and turn it into two different projects.

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

Star Wars Silicone Molds:

A lot of these projects were done with this set of silicone molds. I have poured everything from concrete to candle wax to molten tin in these molds and they have held up great! My favorite is this Death Star mold that I have used to make both coat hooks and vases.

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

I often use these molds whenever I have left over mixed concrete from other projects that I don’t want to waste. These molds work well with Quikrete countertop mix or with Quikrete 5000 if you sift out the gravel with a screen or strainer.

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

Death Star Coat Hook

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Metal Star Wars Cabinet Pulls:

I melted tin and then poured it into the silicone molds I mentioned above.

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

In honor of The Last Jedi, Ben Uyeda puts all of HomeMade Modern's Star Wars DIY projects into a single post. For more information go to HomeMade-Modern.com

Here is how I melted the tin:

Han Solo Inspired Leather Box:

I experimented with molding leather and created this box!

Unboxing the Samsung Storm Trooper Power Vacuum:

My friends over at Home Depot sent me this awesome robotic vacuum cleaner that was inspired by Storm Troopers.

Good luck making your own DIY Star Wars projects and please email or tweet photos to @benuyeda or ben@homemade-modern.com

If you want to see what we’re working on next, follow us on Instagram: @benjaminuyeda and @ijessup.

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EASY Industrial Wood Pipe Light

Love industrial wood pipe lights, but worried about wiring up your own?

We DIYed this vanity light for about $30 with no special electrical knowledge needed.

I’m sharing the free tutorial over at Ryboi Nation – do hop over and download the plans now.

 

CLICK HERE FOR DIY INDUSTRIAL PIPE LIGHT TUTORIAL

 

 

PS – You can watch up make this light in this video

Watercolor Printable 2018 Calendar + Easy DIY Desk Calendar Tutorial

Can you believe it’s only 3 weeks until we ring in the new year — 2018?! already?! I was just getting used to writing the 7 in 2017! It’s also less than two weeks until Christmas, so today’s last-minute gift tutorial and free printable 2018 calendar will help you cross those last few friends, neighbors, and coworkers off your gifting list AND get excited for January to come rolling around — AND you can do it all for nearly FREE with a trip to the scrap wood pile. If your scrap pile is dwindling, it’s still only a couple bucks to make an easy DIY desk calendar like this:

Free Printable 2018 Desk Calendar Plus Easy DIY Desktop Calendar Stand Or Photo Display @Remodelahol (6)

And, bonus, it can also double as a photo display stand — a perfect easy gift for the grandparents!

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If you’ve been a Remodelaholic long, you’ll notice that these 2018 printable calendars bear a striking resemblance to the extra-large boutique style wall calendars we made last year…

Free Printable Watercolor Boutique Style Pennant Wall Calendar @Remodelaholic

And you’d be totally right! Because we loved them so much, we partnered with Canon again this year to give these pretty pennant calendars a colorful update and add a desk-sized version, so you can choose from the new colored watercolor version (to match our holiday printable set and countdown calendar) or last year’s simpler version, in 4×6, 8.5×11, and 13×19. Each version includes a cover page, monthly calendar pages, and a year-at-a-glance calendar for 2018.

DIY Desk Calendar Tutorial + Free Printable 2018 Calendar

To see how we made these super easy desktop calendar stands, watch the tutorial here on our YouTube channel, and please subscribe so you can be the first to see our new videos each week!

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As you can see in the video, the Canon TS-9020 printer handles the beautiful watercolor ink style beautifully, whether you’re printing on letter-sized cardstock or matte photo paper or using the print-to-edge to print directly on 4×6 matte photo paper (which also saves a little bit of trimming time). And if you want to print the 13×19 poster size calendar, we recommend the Canon PIXMA iP8720 crafting printer — printing poster-sized art prints at home is amazing!

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We made several different calendar stands to show you just how versatile and easy these scrap wood desk calendars are to make, and you have your choice of full-color watercolor style or minimalist black and white calendar printable, too — in THREE sizes, so you can make a pennant wall calendar like we made last year using the bigger sizes, or a smaller desktop calendar with the smallest size.

Beautiful watercolor printable 2018 calendar! Get the free digital download at Remodelaholic.com, available in 3 sizes, from a 4x6 photo size to a 8.5x11 letter size to an extra large 13x19 poster size. Choose the colorful seasonal watercolor style or the simpler minimalist black and white style.

Download the printable below, print, and trim using a cork-backed ruler and a craft knife (and don’t forget a cutting mat!). Use a piece of scrap pallet wood and some jute twine (with optional clothespins) for a super easy rustic look:

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Unfinished plywood scraps make for a more modern Scandinavian look with the visible banded edge — and  if you’ve built with plywood, you have random scraps like this!

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We used these clips and a clipboard clip like this — but here’s a money-saving tip: ours came from a cheap dollar store clipboard! It took a few minutes of elbow grease to get it off the board… but it’s cheaper than buying the clip alone, even at the best price we could find on Amazon.

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Of course, you can add some paint for color, using our go-to color washing stain technique on a scrap of 2×6:

Free Printable 2018 Desk Calendar Plus Easy DIY Desktop Calendar Stand Or Photo Display @Remodelahol

Let your inner artist shine with a woodburning tool and a rough pallet scrap board — did you know that woodburning is also called pyrography? Fun fact. We used a clip with a pin-back, meant for cork message boards, but it would be easier to use a regular black bulldog clip.

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or a stained scrap of 2×6 and a white paint pen — and a gold paint pen makes boring nails look fancy!

Free Printable 2018 Desk Calendar Plus Easy DIY Desktop Calendar Stand Or Photo Display @Remodelaholic (1)

All of the details are in the video above — leave us a comment telling us what style you like best and grab the free printable file below in both styles, all 3 sizes!

Click here to download the 2018 calendar (all sizes, both styles)

Free printable 2018 calendar! Digital download, available in 3 sizes - 4x6 photo, 8.5x11 letter paper, and extra large 13x19 poster print. Use this pennant calendar to make an easy desk calendar or make your own wall calendar.

 

We’re so pleased to partner with Canon each month to show you fun and easy print-at-home projects for holidays and every day. 

Canon See Impossible Marketing Campaign 600x284Please check out our full  FREE printable library and pin and share your favorites for year-round easy decorating and crafting! And don’t miss these coordinating watercolor style prints so you can have the same lovely style framed on your wall, counting down to the next holiday, and on your desk calendar. 

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Super simple and affordable last-minute gift idea for the grandparents -- an interchangeable desk calendar and photo display! Get the tutorial and free printable 2018 calendar at Remodelaholic.com. Easy gift idea for friends, neighbors, coworkers, and teachers, too.

 

 

 

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DIY Color Blocked Balsa Wood Ornaments

DIY Color Blocked Balsa Wood Ornaments
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

I love the holidays for many reasons, but my favorite is that they give you a good excuse to get super crafty. So when I walked by the balsa wood section at my local craft store, the wheels started turning. I came up with a fun project that uses paint and metallic tape to create totally unique color blocked triangular ornaments. Keep reading to find out how to make them yourself!   

Fabric Decisions For The Living Room

magenta pillow cover from TurkeyI went shopping yesterday in hopes of finding the perfect purple or orange upholstery fabric for the two living room chairs. I didn’t find either one of those things, but I do think I’ve come up with the perfect fabric combo for the living room. When I set out on my search yesterday, I was […]

Indigo Christmas Stocking DIY

It’s not always easy to find holiday decor that fits your specific home decor. If you’ve also succumbed to the beauty of vintage indigo textiles, the rest of your home may give off more of an arid desert vibe than a Christmas in Nantucket vibe, am I right? Thankfully, stockings are one of the easiest decorations to customize and can serve as a focal point to draw the rest of your desert oasis decor together.

For this project, you’ll want to click back to my hand-dyed indigo bolster pillow tutorial, where you’ll find the specific instructions for getting this specific indigo resist pattern as well as links to all of the supplies. You can also use vintage indigo fabric you might find online or a worn out pair of indigo jeans that could use some love. The second part of this project, which I’m sharing below, is how to put your stocking together using a sewing machine. From there you can customize your new stocking with pom-poms, tassels, initial ornaments, etc., to add even more charm.

Supplies Per Stocking
-1/2 yard indigo dyed canvas (or linen) for outer shell
-1/2 yard cotton fabric for inner shell (indigo dyed or not)
-8″ x 1/4″ cotton rope for hanger
-standard stocking to use as template
-scissors
-sewing machine
-straight pins
-thread
Instructions for Indigo Dyeing Fabric

Note: The specific cotton fabric I used for this tutorial was a canvas drop cloth purchased at Ace Hardware. It had a rough, loose weave which absorbed a lot of color and felt very similar to vintage indigo textiles. You can also use linen and a regular cotton canvas from any fabric store. Be sure to pre-wash your fabric before dyeing. Once your fabric has been dyed, rinsed, and dried, you’re ready to work!

Step One: Fold your dyed, canvas fabric (for the outer shell) in half and place a standard stocking on top. Make sure your stocking isn’t hanging over the edges of your dyed fabric anywhere. Use the shape of your stocking as your guide and mark or just cut around the stocking with about 1/2″ extra room. Cut all the way through both pieces of dyed fabric so that they’re matching.

Step Two: Fold your cotton fabric (for the inner shell) in half and use one of the two layers of dyed canvas on top. Make sure your dyed canvas template isn’t hanging over the edges of the inner shell fabric. Use the shape of your top piece and cut exactly around the edges. You don’t need to make this one any larger like you did in step one. You will end up with two outer shell stocking shapes and two inner shell stocking shapes.

Step Three: Keep your two inner shell pieces of fabric together and pin around the edges every 4″. Then starting in the top right corner of the stocking shape, stitch around the perimeter until you reach the top left corner of the stocking shape. Be sure you don’t stitch up the top of your stocking or you’ll not get any treats! Your stitches should be about 1/2″ from the edge of your fabric as shown.

Step Four: Repeat the same process with your outer fabric. If one side of your fabric has a deeper color than the other or you use a printed fabric, make sure the right sides of the fabric are facing each other before you pin things together and start sewing. Trim your excess thread.

Step Five: Cut little v-shapes into the extra fabric around the heel of your stocking and the inner curve that’s almost opposite it. This will give your fabric room to move so that you don’t have a lot of bunching and pulling. Be sure not to cut past your seam, though.

Step Six: Fold your stockings right side out. You can see on my outer shell, one of my cuts of fabric has the white resist markings and the other side is completely blue. All of my stockings will have the toes pointing in the same direction, so I made sure the white resist side was the one that would be showing while pointing that way.

You’ll want to fold your cut of cotton rope in half and pin it with the ends near the top edge of the back side of your outer shell where it will hang. The loop will point down, which feels counter-intuitive, but it’s all going to work out in the end.

Step Seven: Place your inner shell on top of your outer shell so that the toes are in the same direction. Pin the two shells together where their touching sides meet. Do your best to line up your seams. Double check that the right sides of the fabric are facing each other.

Step Eight: Carefully place your stocking under the needle near one set of seams that are pinned together and slowly stitch across, about 1/2″ from the edges. Keep stitching and rotating your stocking under your needle as far as you can but leave enough of a space where you can fold things right side out. Remove your pins as you go.

Step Nine: Most of your stocking shells should be stitched together except about 4-5″. Pull the inner shell above the outer shell as shown. You can see where the hanger has been stitched in place and where the hole is.

Step Ten: Then carefully push the inner shell down into the outer shell so that it fits inside snugly. Your seam where the two shells meet should be pressed flat with an iron if possible. Fold your open edges of the shells towards each other and pin together.

Step Eleven: Starting on a seam, stitch all the way around the perimeter of your stocking so that you stitch the opening closed and keep the two shells from shifting while Santa fills them up.

Give your stockings a good iron and hang them with care! I love the idea of adding even more texture by adding a set of white cotton tassels or pom poms made of chunky wool. These would mix well with any neutrals but would look especially lovely next to faux fur stocking or something with a chunky knit! Make a full set for your loved ones or mix-n-match with different shibori patterns. The beauty of these stockings is they are just as unique as those to whom they’ll belong! – Rachel

P.S. If you love this look but don’t have time to make your own, check out these beauties from Live Free Creative Co.

Credits//Author: Rachel Denbow. Photography: Rachel Denbow and Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.