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Star Wars Christmas Tree with a Droid Theme

Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.

Droid Themed Star Wars Christmas Tree

I’ve had a dream for awhile – a dream of having a Star Wars themed Christmas. Because when you’re obsessed with the original trilogy, it naturally makes sense, right?

I finally executed my dream this year with a Star Wars Christmas tree as part of the Michaels Makers challenge! Let me be honest though, the whole process wasn’t easy. It took me awhile to figure out which particular Star Wars theme I would go with.

I finally decided to make my tree a little more subtle (if there is such a thing when your theme is Star Wars?) and go with the droids. Why? Because they are silver and gold, and I like those colors for Christmas.

They’re actually pretty traditional. I figured that someone might approach my tree and think, “hmmm . . . . what are those?”

(get Star Wars crafts that are out of this world!)

Then they’d come a little closer and see this:

Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.
Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.

Cute C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments staring them in the face! Nestled in the branches of my Star Wars Christmas tree amongst silver and white glittery baubles. I love them so much!

I bet you are wondering how I made them. It’s REALLY easy.

Star Wars Themed Christmas Tree

You’re going to need:

  • Non-breakable fillable ornaments – I used 8 large and 12 small
  • FolkArt multi-surface paint in Titanium White and Pure Gold (about 4 – 5 bottles each)
  • Sharpie paint markers – Black, blue, red, silver
  • Paper towels
  • Cups for draining excess paint

And all of these supplies are available from Michaels!

Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.

Making the ornaments is really easy. Simply take the lid off of an ornament and squeeze some paint inside. Roll it around and shake (use paper towel to cover the top) until you coat the inside.

I’m sure you are asking me how much paint to put inside the ornament, but it really depends. Just play with it and you’ll quickly learn. Start with less and add more if you need it.

Because after you fill the ornaments, you’ll want to drain them! I purchased small cups and placed the ornaments upside down to drain. At the same time, they are drying. It can take a few days depending on the climate, so keep that in mind!

The paint drains relatively quickly and you can place it back in the bottle (which I did). If you see any areas where the paint didn’t quite stick, repeat the process.

When you’re done, replace the lids and you’ll be left with some awesome ornament canvases on which to draw droid faces!

Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.

There’s no trick to making the faces. I honestly just winged it. On C-3PO, I used a fine tip Sharpie oil paint pen to draw the face.

On R2-D2, I drew the dots first, then the boxes around them. Then the silver around that, and the lines at the bottom. Let the ink dry.

Then hang them!

Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.

What did I do to put the tree together? I flocked it first with a snow spray purchased at Michaels. I let that dry, then put a gold ribbon around it.

Finally, I placed a star topper on the very top, then hung up the Star Wars ornaments. I filled in with silver and white glitter balls!

Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.

A pretty white and silver tree skirt along with some packages went beneath.

Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.
Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.
Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily make your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments.

I adore my Star Wars Christmas tree! It’s not too overwhelming, but the perfect amount of “the force” to compliment my holiday decor. I’d love to know what you think!

Yield: 1 tree

Star Wars Christmas Tree

Rebels will love this droid themed Star Wars Christmas tree! Learn how to easily DIY your own C-3PO and R2-D2 ornaments. Your family will love these decorations and having the Force in their home during the holidays.

Learn how to make R2-D2 and C-3PO ornaments for the coolest Star Wars Christmas tree ever!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 6 hours
Dry Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 6 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate Beginner
Estimated Cost $50

Materials

  • Non-breakable fillable ornaments – 8 large and 12 small
  • FolkArt multi-surface paint in Titanium White and Pure Gold (about 4 – 5 bottles each)
  • Sharpie paint markers – Black, blue, red, silver
  • Rubbing alcohol

Tools

  • Paper towels
  • Cups for draining excess paint

Instructions

  1. Take the lid off an ornament. Swirl a bit of rubbing alcohol around inside and pour back into the bottle. Let dry.
  2. Squeeze several drops of paint into the ornament. Roll around and shake (use paper towel to cover the top) until the inside is coated. Add more paint if necessary.
  3. Stand up a small cup and place the ornament upside down to drain. When most of the paint is drained, you can pour it back into bottle. Replace the ornament upside down to dry. Drying can take from 1 day to several days depending on the climate.
  4. Replace the lid of your ornament.
  5. Use fine tip oil based Sharpie paint paints to create the C-3PO and R2-D2 faces.
  6. Hang on a flocked tree and add additional ornaments as you like.

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Majestic

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

Thank you for this. it is super cute. :)

Ronald Gagnon

Friday 4th of December 2015

What a unique and delightful way to decorate a christmas tree