My mother says she hates Star Wars (or “Star Tracks” as she calls it). Hate is a strong word, but she just does not understand why anyone could possibly be interested in it. She does however love interior design and decorating, and she is amazingly good at it – in addition to being very creative. And being my mom, she wants to support all my endeavours! So she has been calling me with ideas of things to feature on the M4P blog. Thus we are going to start a new feature here at on our blog: M4P Mom. She already has a whole list of suggestions for cool Star Wars Day decor and party ideas. As we create them, I will take photos and write the how-tos here. THANKS mom for always being my biggest fan and champion.
First up is the S-T-A-R W-A-R-S flag garland. I actually have been working on several patterns at the same time, so in the near future we will have the patterns for the stormtrooper, + Yoda, and Darth Vader for you to download too. (Update: That post is up, click here for more patterns)
- Thick paper like card stock or scrap booking paper
- String (we used Jute)
- Glue (Yes! craft glue with a foam brush is my favorite)
- X-acto Knife or Silhouette Cameo 2 Die-cutting Machine (waaaaaay easier)
- Figure out which and how many designs you need.
- Cut the silhouettes out.
- Fold the top of each.
- Measure the window/area the banner will hang.
- Cut the string a to size (add a bit extra, for good measure).
- Fold the string in half to get the middle.
- Starting there, going out to the edges, lay out the flags/designs.
- Starting with the middle one, carefully glue flap and press closed.
- Hang up and Party on Wayne!
In subsequent post I will sing the praises of my new (Silhouette Cameo 2 ). I have to admit I am a little overwhelmed by its awesomeness at the moment….
I used the font Astro (by David Occhino) for the letters. I had been using various free star wars-y fonts before, but if you want something just perfect, you’ll definitely want to buy this one.
And as always, feel free to use the patterns for any and all personal uses, but do not sell any items made with them. We love people sharing, but do not share them off your own site, instead, link to this post. And if you post pictures (anywhere), you need to write “Pattern ® Anette Nam Design” and include the URL maythefourthbewithyouparty.com.
If you are cutting by hand you can use ether the jpegs or the pdf. If you are using a cutting machine you will need a vector file. Download the pdf, and convert in Illustrator to the format you need. And as always, feel free to use the patterns for any and all personal uses, but please do not sell any items made with them. We put a lot of time and care into our work, and we are letting you download them for free – so please do not use them to make money.