Saturday, July 13, 2013

Painted R2D2 Shoes

THe StarWars crafts continue...
I have a few pairs of TOMS that I'd like to paint, but didn't want to experiment on them -- enter a pair of  cheapie knockoffs from CVS :)

 They were super easy to do using fabric paint and sharpie marker -- I decorated the back and sides as well. They were a big hit with my 9 year old, who is a huge R2D2 fan!

I found a great tutorial on iLoveToCreate which details just how to create your own pair of painted R2D2 shoes if you want to make your own.
This is an in progress shot (I also made a pair of Hogwarts/Ravenclaw flats for my 10 year old, they are in progress here as well). 
We'll be going to Disney/Universal this fall, and these shoes will be cute for touring Hollywood Studios and the Wizarding World, I think!
Total cost per pair was $3.00, as I used cheap shoes and on-hand paints and supplies. 

I may be brave enough to take on a pair for myself now, with a (slightly) more grown up design!

Friday, January 11, 2013

20 minute R2D2 Dress Up Costumes

Star Wars Girls Costumes:

These were fast and easy -- they were both done in under a half hour, ironing time included!
We'll be bringing these to the Star Wars Weekends at Disney World this year for sure :)

Here's how we did it:

For each R2D2  you'll need:
  • 1 white tshirt
  • 1 or more sheets of printable transfer paper (the 5T used one sheet, the adult small used 3)
  • 1 roll of tulle in sparkly white
  • 1 roll of tulle in blue
  •  1" elastic, cut to the desired waist measurement + 2"
  • Scissors

I hesitate to call this a craft at all, it was so easy! I spotted these R2D2 printables awhile ago and have been waiting for an excuse to use them. You can find the printables free on the Serial Mom site -- I used it as is for the little version (and accidentally used it upside down) and made it larger for the bigger size.
Print and iron on following the manufacturer's directions for the transfer sheets you're using. Done!

You can find directions for making tutus here -- I did a tutorial last year. For the R2D2 tutus I went with a longer length and these will be worn over white shorts (not shown here, it was COLD outside!)

Top the shirt with the tutu, and be prepared for happy little girls!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Painted Princess Peg People

A little Christmas gift for our 4 year old:
Finished princesses, with rainbow (missing one piece for this picture, oops!)

I was inspired by this cute Box o Princesses on Lil Blue Boo -- she has a tutorial and some printables to go with it, check it out if you want to make your own princesses!

I made a few modifications -- the source peg princesses are about 2" tall; we have enough little pieces around here, and an active one year old, so I went with the bigger, 4" pegs. I found a great source for them on -- the shop ClicketyClack has them, priced very reasonably -- that's where I picked up  the cute Waldorf rainbow cutout in the back, too.

I included a few different princesses, we are big fans of Merida and Rapunzel, so they had to be part of the set. I also had fun painting a variety of hairstyles :) The ladies and rainbow are finished with the beeswax polish I made this fall.

What did you make this year for Christmas?