Star Wars Han Solo and Princess Leia Love!

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Introduction: Star Wars Han Solo and Princess Leia Love!

About: Hi! My name is Natalie! I have an awesome husband that lets me be a Play-at-home mom of 3! We homeschool and do projects daily! Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesomeness!

Is there anything more geeky and romantic than Star Wars love?
I think not.


Step 1: What You Will Need...to Make One.

You'll need:
wood.
paint.
Silhouette cutter machine  (or a hobby knife and patience)
contact paper and transfer paper

I used my silhouette to cut out contact shelf lining paper...it's cheap, but so hard to see!
But it's so cheap!  I buy this at the dollar store.

If you are using a Silhouette Cameo
My silhouette settings are:
Blade set to 5, cut depth on the software set to 1.
Cut speed at 3...better to go slow.
Carefully applied to wood with transfer
tape for the perfect stencil!

Of course you can print off the image and cut the contact paper out with a hobby knife as well.
Just takes some time and patience.

Step 2: Painting Wood for the Perfect Silhouettes!

I pulled some scrap wood out of the garage and painted it sort of a creamy off white!
(I also did one without the painted white background)

I used the silhouette cut contact paper with transfer paper over the
top of it and carefully peeled it off the backing.
I pressed it onto the wood and made sure the edges formed a tight seal.
I painted the silhouettes of Han and Leia
and painted those on...as well as the all too famous caption!

I love you.  I know.

Step 3: You Know You Want One.

In a true Star Wars Geek Love fashion...
And since I know YOU want one too...here's the file image I used.

Princess Leia and Han Solo silhouettes.
And yes, Leia's Cloud City hair.

Step 4: Slight Distressing.

I finished mine off with light sanding the edges and a wax finish.
Presto!

I put 2 eye screws in the back with a little piece of connecting hanging wire for the perfect hanging set-up!


Awesome right?

Thanks for viewing!  Vote for me in the Sci-Fi contest!

And check out my blog for more tutorials daily!  Doodlecraft

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1 Person Made This Project!

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15 Discussions

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Lorddrake
Lorddrake

4 years ago

you had me at "I know" :)

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Echinda21
Echinda21

6 years ago on Introduction

Thank you for uploading the bust's of Han and Leia. They will be grate for my school project

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jaxonriddle
jaxonriddle

7 years ago on Introduction

So you used the transfer paper as a way of getting not all the paint onto the board? I guess I'm a little confused as to its position and purpose.

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poofrabbit
poofrabbit

7 years ago on Introduction

How fun this would be as a holiday gift for two star war fans in love or married! Nice work!

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doodlecraft
doodlecraft

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

You are right! I did this project for my husband for our 12th anniversary! :) Geek Love!

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poofrabbit
poofrabbit

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

YAY!!!!! That is what I love to hear! Congratulations on your 12th anniversary of getting your geek on ....oh yeah and marriage ;-)

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doodlecraft
doodlecraft

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

I love it too...from far, it looks classy and like any other silhouette (like maybe us when we got married?)...but when people read the saying they flip out! It's a hit!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

I think that makes it even cooler! It's nerdy and fun and blends in with normal decor :D

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sunshiine
sunshiine

7 years ago on Introduction

1 word. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Have a splendorous day!
Sunshiine

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doodlecraft
doodlecraft

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Thanks Sunshiine! I can't get enough of the old Star Wars...and this is my favorite part!

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The Rambler
The Rambler

7 years ago on Introduction

Gah! Need. to. make. for. my. wife.

Nerd-out moment, did you know that Harrison Ford ad-libbed that line?

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doodlecraft
doodlecraft

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Ha ha! Nerd-out moment--too funny!
Ya, I heard he added that line in...best part of the movie! :)
Do it--You're wife will love it!

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audreyobscura

OMG! My inner nerd just got so excited to see this. Such a good project, you have been killing it lately, Doodlecraft!

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doodlecraft
doodlecraft

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Thanks! I am such a nerd at heart...most of the home decor I have up is geekery! :)