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