We are a family of nerds. Yes, we appreciate things like Dr. Who and Star Wars probably a bit too much. My son was Luke Skywalker for Halloween for 2 years running, and has an unrivaled collection of Star Wars action figures that get played with by his sister with equal enthusiasm. The minute that the kids found out that there was going to be a Star Wars Episode VII, well we had to start watching I-VI again.
So when we spotted the itty bitties at the Hallmark Gold Crown Store’s Christmas open house, you would have thought they were giving out free puppies and baskets of chocolate. Right then and there, the kids decided they were a must have. #Hallmark
So we bought a few.
Super cute, right? Their favorite is the itty bitty Chewbacca. I think he’s going to have to have a visitation schedule. The kids really loved that there was a holiday version of some of the Star Wars cast, and I love that Hallmark donates $1 to Toys for Tots each time you buy a Holiday Star Wars itty bittys®.
As much as I would have liked to save these particular ones for stocking stuffers, they get to enjoy them with their matching Santa hats, and there are even more Star Wars itty bittys® to buy to complete their set.
But as it turns out, you can never play Star Wars (even with itty bittys®) without dressing up like your favorite Star Wars characters. I’m mostly a lazy mom, so costume-type things for quick adventures must be fast and easy. I came up with three headband easy DIY Star Wars costumes that kept all my little Jedis happy.
- Green felt
- Yoda ear template
- Hot Glue
Trace the Yoda ear template onto your green felt and cut them out. You’ll want to use felt that is just a little stiff so that the ears will stand up.
Fold over about half an inch at the wide end of the ear and hot glue the fold down.
Wrap the folded edge of the ear around the bottom of the headband from front to back and hot glue in place. You want to make sure to put the ears as far down as you can, as the placement will make the difference between being Shrek or being Yoda!
How to Make Headband Princess Leia Hair Buns
- Brown felt
- Brown yarn
- Hot Glue
Start by cutting 50 pieces of 36 inch long yarn. Divide them into two stacks of 25 aligned yarns.
Tie the ends of the bundle of yarn tightly with a short string. Twist the bundle slightly around itself.
Cut a 2.5 inch to 3 inch brown felt circle. Hot glue one of the ends of a yarn bundle to the center of the circle. Start to twist the yarn in a spiral around the the circle, hot gluing as you go and tucking the loose ends out of site. Repeat for other yarn bundle.
Once all the yarn is glued down, flip over the bun. Cut a small strip of felt (shorter than the felt circle). Glue the headband and strip of felt to the bottom of the headband.
How to Make Ewok Headband Ears
The Chewbacca itty bitty® was a good friend of this Ewok!
- 1/2 yard brown fabric
- Craft fur in color of your choice
- Hot Glue
This one is really super simple easy. The craft fur will come to you already folded over. Just cut yourself a 2 inch x 4 inch wide strip or so and fold it in half.
Cut off the corners of the folded part of the fabric square to make it more rounded. Glue the open part around the headband with hot glue. Just make sure you set one ear to each side!
Before you put on the ears, drape the brown fabric over your head, add the ears, and you have an instant Ewok.
More Star Wars?
Yes, there is more! Hallmark Gold Crown Stores are carrying lots more quality Star Wars merchandise this holiday season. You can check out their line of Star Wars Christmas cards, or witty mugs on the Hallmark website!