DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art

My son’s room is getting a makeover and it’s no surprise that he has requested everything in his room be covered in Star Wars, to sat he is obsessed is an undertatement.  I’m not a huge fan of commercial themed room decorations so I couldn’t bring myself to purchase the Star Wars bedding and life size wall clings he begs for every time we set foot in a store, but I decided I could compromise and give him his own Star Wars themed decor with this simple DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art.

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I originally created this project for DecoArt and shared this easy project on their site, but with the release of the new Star Wars movie and Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share this project here so our Giggles Galore readers can get in on all the Star Wars action too!

While searching for ideas for decorating my son’s room I stumbled on lots of Star Wars art work, but most of it was outrageously priced.  I knew I could create my own version for much less so I set out to create custom art work for my Star Wars obsessed son’s room.  You too can make your own just in time for the new movie to come out, here is what you’ll need:

  • 3 12×12 blank canvases
  • DecoArt Paint (I used Chalky Finish Paint in Legacy, Yesteryear and Relic)
  • DecoArt Metallic Black Pearl Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • White Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Cutting Machine
  • Digital SVG File for Imperial Walker & X Wing Fighter

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First, paint each canvas a different color.  I started by painting the first canvas with the Yesteryear chalky finish paint.  I wanted to achieve a “galaxy” type effect, but also wanted to incorporate the blue tones we will be using throughout the room.  I painted the next canvas with the Relic Chalky finish paint, but thought it needed a little richer color so I mixed it with the DecoArt Black Pearl paint.  I love how it had a hint of shimmer, without being glittery.  I also added some of the Black Pearl paint to the Legacy paint to darken the color slightly and give it that hint of shimmer.

Painting Canvas

Chalky Finish Painted Canvas

While the canvases are drying use your cutting machine to cut out the SVG files.  I found these inexpensive files on Etsy and knew purchasing them would save me lots of time in having to design and create my own artwork, no reason to reinvent the wheel!

Cricut Star Wars SVG

I wanted the art work to take up a fair amount of space above my son’s bookshelf so I decided to make the Imperial Walker as big as I could and put it on two canvases.  Line both canvases up and carefully attach the Imperial Walker to both canvases.

Star Wars Vinyl

Next, I took my straight blade tool and carefully sliced between the two canvases separating the vinyl. Peel off the transfer tape and make sure the vinyl adheres to the painted canvas.

Imperial Walker Star Wars Vinyl

Now take the third canvas and add the X Wing Fighter plane.  My son wanted to make sure they were shooting at each other so I added some laser like beams and a few galactic stars.

Painted Canvas Star Wars Art for Boys Room

Hang the canvases side by side with a 1/2″ gap between each canvas.

DIY Imperial Walker DecoArt Painted Canvas

Star Wars Canvas Wall Art

My son was super excited when he came home from school to see this hanging in his room, so I’d say this project was a hit!

Boys Star Wars Room Art

It’s an easy and affordable option way to add your own custom Star Wars art work to your favorite space. So grab a blank canvas, DecoArt paint and may the force be with you!

Do you have a Star Wars fan in your house too?

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Love it! Both my son and my husband would love to have these up on our walls.

  2. I love this! My son is a few years away from being into Star Wars, but I could definitely see him wanting this in his big kid room!

  3. This came out so great! I know you made this for your son but I’m tempted to make one for my husband, he would love it 🙂

    • Thank you Jesica! My husband spends lots of time hanging out with our son in his Star Wars themed room, it’s their favorite room in the house. 😉

  4. Hello fabulous! Just stopping by to let you know that your amazing Star Wars Wall art will be featured at our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. Pinned and tweeted. I know this week’s busy but we hope to see you tonight, so we can pin and tweet your new creations! Happy Holidays! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Love this for my grandson. Do you know where I could purchase the vinyl cutouts, as I do not have a cutting machine.

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