DIY Lightsaber Hilt Napkin Rings (Part 1)

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I have mentioned before that my mom (“M4P Mom”), regularly calls with ideas for the blog.  Unfortunately, she has more ideas than we have time.  What we really need are some Minions to keep up.  (Where are Bob, Kevin, and Stewart when we need them?) 

So we have to prioritize – and doing these Lightsaber Hilt Napkin Rings were a no-brainer.  I think this is one of the coolest things we have done in a long time, here at May the Fourth Central.

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This one of course is Darth Maul’s!

We have 2 versions:

  1. The PVC pipe version (shown in this post),  which will require a little more time, and a trip to Home Depot (this is a modified version of M4P Mom’s idea).
  2. The original,  simple version suggested by my mom.  This one you can do with your kids, with supplies you probably already have at home.  You can find that post here.

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How To:

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  • Cut the PVC pipe into 4.5″ pieces.
  • Sand the cut edges to smooth any sharp parts.
  • Wipe clean with wet cloth.  Let dry.
  • (For Kylo Ren’s, connect the 3 PVC pipe pieces.)
  • Stand hilts up on end,  spray paint with grey primer.  Let dry. 
  • Turn to other side.  Repeat.
  • Spray with silver paint (black for Kylo Ren). Let dry. 
  • Turn to other side.  Repeat.
  • Cut buttons, and strips out of the tape.
  • Decorate hilts with electrical and Duct tape.

Napkin Folding:

  • Open up the napkin to a large square (diamond).
  • Fold bottom corner up to about 3/4. (for Darth Maul’s skip this step)
  • Starting on one of the side corners, roll into a tight tube.
  • Insert into lightsaber hilt, and shake around a bit until the napkin tube expands enough to fit snuggly into the hilt.

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Tips:

  • We used a hole punch for the buttons.  And trust me, Duct tape is MUCH easier to cut with a hole punch than electrical tape.
  • Using an X-acto knife, cutting mat and a C-through ruler to cut, saves the time of having to measure everything when cutting – it will make your life A LOT easier!  Absolutely worth the investment if you do a lot of crafts.
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This is Anakin’s first lightsaber (which he lost), the same one Obi-Wan later gave to Luke, (which he lost when his hand was chopped off), and also the one that Maz Kanata gave to Rey, (but she didn’t want, so Finn hung on to it, but Rey ended up with it eventually)… and now Rey is trying to give it back to Luke!  Yup!  This is THAT lightsaber 🙂

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6 thoughts on “DIY Lightsaber Hilt Napkin Rings (Part 1)

  1. This makes me wish I was artsy and crafty (I lose patience most of the time) but I am excited for the paper towel rolls post. That still may be too much work for me but can I just say – I LOVE THESE. So cool!

    Do you live in Massachusetts? I would totally hire you to do my birthday party or something lol.

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