DIY Star Wars Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner

When it comes to gift giving I love to create special handmade gifts for our neighbors, friends and of course my family too!  I grew up making Christmas gifts for family members and there is just something so special about putting your time, talents and love into a gift you give.  I made this fun DIY Star Wars Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner for one of my son’s gifts this year and thought I’d share it here with you too!


Before we dive into the quick and easy tutorial for this gift I have a little something special to share….I have joined fourteen other bloggers to share with you the perfect Disney themed gift ideas + an exciting holiday giveaway! Click on each of the links below to head to their tutorials and recipes. Remember to pin them to your Pinterest boards to save them for later!

Handmade Disney Inspired Gifts on

Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner by: Giggles Galore

Minnie Mouse Hair Clip by: Girl Loves Glam

Disney Snacks T-Shirt by: Pretty Providence

Disneyland Ticket Gift Printable by: Over The Big Moon

Snowflake Oreo Cookies by: A Pumpkin and A Princess

Disneyland Copycat Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies by: The Idea Room

Minnie and Mickey Mouse Cupcakes by: Cupcake Diaries

Wreck-it Ralph Gift Tags by: Play Party Plan

COCO Inspired Mouse Ears by: My Sister’s Suitcase

Disney Holiday Shirt and Tumbler by: Sugar Bee Crafts

Mickey Mouse Farmhouse Ornament by: The Cards We Drew

Mickey Mouse Cookie Bark by: Your Homebased Mom

Disney Signs by: The Crafting Chicks

Disneyland Countdown Printable by: All Things Thrifty

Chewbacca Pencil Holder by: My Mommy Style

So many great ideas, right?!? We are redoing my son’s bedroom and he has requested a Star Wars theme.  I thought this little banner would be a great addition to his room and it was a quick and easy gift. I whipped up this banner in under 20 minutes with my favorite craft tool, my Cricut Maker. 

What You Will Need:

  • Canvas Banner (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Black Iron-on Vinyl
  • Gold Glitter Iron-on Vinyl
  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut EasyPress
  • Darth Vader SVG 

Step 1: 

Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the Darth Vader SVG.  

Step 2: 

Use a Star Wars font and add the “Together We Can Rule The Galaxy” text below the Darth Vader graphic.

Step 3: 

Add stars and circles to create your “galaxy” around the image.

Step 4: 

Cut the image out on black iron-on vinyl and gold glitter for some of the stars. Once you have weeded the image center it on your canvas banner.

Step 5:

Use the Cricut EasyPress and iron-on your vinyl design to the banner.  

That’s it, easy peasy!  I think my son is going to love having this fun little banner hanging in his new Star Wars themed room.  Hopefully, this will be a gift he treasures long after the magic of Christmas has come and gone.  

Speaking of magic….I’ve also teamed up with all of these bloggers and Getaway Today for a holiday Disneyland giveaway! One lucky reader is going to win a 3 night Southern California hotel stay with 2 adult and 2 child 1-day tickets to two attractions of their choice. The parks they can choose from are: Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park, and Legoland. This is valued at $1,500!

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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. Super awesome project! Question: did the canvas banner come blank and hemmed and with the dowel? I can’t seem to find it on the Hobby Lobby website. Help!

    • Hi Christine, yes I found the banner with the dowel rod and hemmed at the store. It was in the Christmas craft section so it may have been a seasonal item.

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