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Star Wars Day wreath {decorating for Star Wars Day}

Easy Star Wars Day wreath

My children have embraced Star Wars Day as they do Easter and Christmas. To them it’s completely normal to decorate our little indoor seasonal tree with Star Wars decorations. This year we decorated our little tree and made a Star Wars Day wreath!

Decorating for Star Wars Day

We hung the little Star Wars toys which came with Kinder Eggs which both my children collected. They were the strangest mash up of a figure and vehicle I’ve ever seen but each one came with a little hanger – perfect for hanging on a tree! We managed to get the complete set: StormTrooper – Star Destroyer, Darth Vader – Tie Fighter, Chewbacca – Battle Cruiser Space Ship, Princess Leia – Rebel Blockade Runner, Master Yoda – Battle Cruiser Space Ship, C3 PO – Rebel Blockade Runner, R2D2 – B-Wing Fighter, Han Solo – Millennium Falcon and Luke SkyWalker – W-Wing Fighter. They are the perfect size and look pretty fun.

Star Wars Day wreath

This year we also made a Star Wars Day wreath. I’ve been collecting Star Wars figures for a while, mainly broken ones but then I found a huge bag of figures on eBay. Stupidly I opened them in front of my 7 year old and he promptly took all the figures he was missing! This depleted my stock but I was still able to make a fun Star Wars Day wreath.

To make my Star Wars Day wreath I used:
rattan grapevine wreath
assortment of Star Wars figures
Nylon Clear Invisible Sewing thread

Star Wars Day wreath {decorating for Star Wars Day}

How to make a Star Wars Day wreath

I roughly laid out the figures I wanted to use, alternating the goodies and the baddies. I also chose some accessories, such as guns and small vehicles, to go between the figures.  I thought about using a glue gun to attach the figures but instead decided to use Nylon Invisible thread in case I wanted to use any of the figures again.

Star Wars Day wreath {decorating for Star Wars Day}

I tied one end of the nylon invisible thread around the wreath, placed a figure on top of it and wrapped the thread around a few times. Without cutting the thread I added another figure, and another, until I had gone all the way around the wreath. I made sure to keep an eye on where I wanted to hang the wreath, making sure that the figures were the right way up.

Star Wars Day wreath {decorating for Star Wars Day}

When I had finished adding the figures, I went back and filled any gaps with the small accessories, then knotted the thread and cut it off.

Star Wars Day wreath {decorating for Star Wars Day}

This only took about 5 minutes to put together so this is a quick and easy wreath and a really fun make to help celebrate Star Wars Day!

13 Comments

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    Gareth Torrance
    May 4, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Haha! What a great way to use some of the Star Wars toys! I’d keep this up until Christmas!

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      jenny
      May 5, 2017 at 9:29 am

      I was thinking of spray painting it green at Christmas!

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    Leigh Travers
    May 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is SO creative and perfect for celebrating Star Wars day!

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      jenny
      May 5, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make.

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    Sarah
    May 5, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    This is so cool, and so creative! I love it!

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    Jacqui Paterson
    May 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Haha! What a cute idea – bet they had a blast making them. x

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    Mel
    May 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    This is a really creative way to use the Star Wars figures. If I had discovered this wreath as a kid I would’ve begged my mum to make me one from The Simpsons figures!

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    Ickle Pickle
    May 5, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I love this – what a great idea. You could do it with so many other characters and themes too. Kaz

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    ashleigh
    May 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Such an awesome DIY for any star wars lover! I have never seen the films, but maybe i should!

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    Carly Markham
    May 7, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    My kids love Star Wars but wierdly enough know nothing about Star Wars day yet. Love these ideas!

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    Lena
    May 8, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I didn’t realise that people decorated for ‘Star Wars day’ or even that it was considered such a ‘thing’ . Your wreath looks fabulous though!!

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    Jeanna
    May 9, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Do you have any video of that? I’d love to find out some additional information.

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