After a little hiatus from crafting – We finally had time to make a project! Milo and I made a chewbacca birdhouse. Save that almond milk container and make one yourself!
You will need:
Empty Juice or Milk container (we used an almond milk container)
Brown, White and Black Paint
Foam Paintbrush (for painting all over) and small paintbrush (for details)
Hot Glue Gun
1. Clean out your juice container and cut out a large opening in front. Paint the inside of your birdhouse and the cap (nose) black.
2. I found my popsicle sticks were too long, so I had to snap the ends of just about all of them to get them to fit. In the smaller areas you will need to snap them in half or so.
3. Glue them to the carton using hot glue. Be careful if you have little hands helping! Milo doesnt go near the glue gun because hes scared of getting burned (as he should be!)
4. Paint your birdhouse brown. THIS was a great step for little hands.
5. When its all dry, paint the black and white details.
6. Affix the eyes with hot glue, screw the cap on, and you are good to go!
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I found this pattern here and made one in no time for milo. Hoping to hang on to this and put it in his christmas stocking but well see if i cave and give it to him earlier. Pretty cute I must say!
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I made this coffee cozy for dj. Its supposed to be c3po.
Milo said it looks like plex.
Dj asked why he had a moustache.
It’s made out of felt, and lined with some fabric on the inside. I sewed it all up by hand too!
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A chewbacca embroidery to go with the wicket one I made a while back. These were both inspired by this post, which are way cuter…I might take another stab at this, not sure I love how it turned out, and I know a toddler who is going to be convinced this needs to be hung next to wicket when his room is ready!
I saw something like this on etsy and thought about ordering a print for milo’s new room, but then I realized, I could probably make something similar myself….And get it printed at alphagraphics for like $4. So I made one using Illustrator and once his room gets together, might print and frame it for him.
We’re a little star wars crazy over here. I saw something like this on the internet, and made my own version. I used an old shirt, left over from the bunting project, and felt pieces, then embroidered it into place.
Milo told me this morning I needed to have princess leia* cupcakes for my birthday, and I think that he might be right. So here is the start to making that happen!
* According to Milo – since I’m a girl, my favorite is always princess leia and I get big presents like barbies.
A few months ago I saw this pattern for an adorable chewbacca plushie doll. I saved the pant legs that I cut off my pants from my halloween costume just for this. The instructions looked pretty easy for a beginner like me, so I knew one day I could try to make this happen. I needed pinking shears to give the face that cute effect, which I finally got for christmas. Milo helped me cut all pieces (well he just dumped out my pins and kept picking them up with my magnetic pin cushion thing and kept talking about how I was going to make a chewbacca for him). It was a pretty fast project to complete. I had a hard time figuring out what to do with the step about the face and pondered on this for probably longer than necessary. I read and re-read that part over and over and just figured out something on my own. I also didn’t hand sew the arms and legs on like the pattern says to do; instead just sewed them on with the machine and then tucked them in the body like I would do for tote bag straps, then sewed the seams shut and turned it right side out. This way was definitely possible, however, the arms and legs are bulky, so I probably should have been more careful and strategic when I did this. It made for a really messy outcome, but now I know if I ever make one again. Overall I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out. And you know who’s even happier? Milo. He loves his chewbacca. He kept calling him his buddy. And he has brought him to school with him every day this week. He goes to bed with milo at night and when milo makes his way into our bed in the middle of the night, chewbacca usually comes along too.
This project was especially great because it didn’t require a trip to the fabric store….I bought the pants at the thrift store for my halloween costume and then used the remnants to make this happen. So in the end it only cost me about around $1 or so to make. Yay!