The most popular post this year has been our 2nd Star Wars Banner post. It is really nice to get such positive feedback on the pieces we do! 🙂 THANKS GUYS!! So I am thinking it would be a good idea to post the patterns for the last of the 3 banners we have made so far… while you still have time to make it for the big party. You ARE throwing a May the Fourth be with You Party, right?
Banners & Flags
How to Make an Entrance! (DIY Star Wars Fabric Banners)
Forget the balloons at the mailbox! A Star Wars Party deserves some truly special outdoor decorations. So for last year’s May the Fourth be with You Party, Jedi Master Heidi made these banners (and banner stands) for the front entrance of our house. They looked very festive, AND they served as a subtle warning to our neighbors that the Geeks were about to take over the cul-du-sac once again.
DIY R2-D2 Chalkboard Sign
After several years of not being able to “stay on target ” as it were, Jedi Master Heidi decided we needed a sign that listed the activities of our May the Fourth be with You Party. Not that we have THAT many activities, but we are always so busy eating that we forget to make lightsabers… or take a group photo. So to keep us organized, she made these (re-useable) chalkboard signs that R 2 cute…
Getting Ready for May the Fourth! (More DIY Banners)
Just over 3 months left to get our May the Fourth be with You Party crafts done. Time to get started! Good thing I have my new best friend: my Silhouette Cameo 2 Die-cutting Machine. I sound like an infomercial, I do, but I have to say I am in awe of its almost unlimited possibilities… If only my available time was unlimited as well.
My Mom Loves Me! (DIY Flags)
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.
Show your True Colors! (DIY Banners)
Are you a Rebel or a Buckethead? Jedi or a Sith? Do you want to show your true colors, or hedge your bets and show all? Jedi Master Heidi made these 7 fantastic banners few of years back, and they are incredibly simple and cheap to make. Our display might not quite rival Napoleon’s flag display at Les Invalides, but I promise it still looked very impressive!
The first year we used them we had a contest: the person who identified the most insignias correctly won a prize (vintage Star Wars books). It was surprising how hard it was for even the most ardent fans to get more than half correct.