DIY Star Wars Decoupage Bag

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Decoupage Bag

I recently saw a post on the Honestly WTF blog on how to make a decoupage floral bag.  As with everything in my life, my first thought was, “how can I make this Star Wars-related?”  To make my Star Wars decoupage bag, I decided to use some “Return of the Jedi” bedsheets I found at an antique store.  I normally use paper to make my decoupage creations.  However, fabric is a much better choice when decoupaging a malleable surface like pleather or leather.

Vintage Return of the Jedi bedsheets

 

There were so many cool images to choose from but I wanted to keep the decoupage simple.  I chose to cut out Jabba the Hutt and a Gamorrean Guard.  What can I say, I have a thing for that Hutt!

The toughest part of this craft was trying to find a suitable bag.  I ended up finding this cool, purple purse for only $25 in the Los Angeles garment district!  I picked a light gray paint for my contrast color and painted on a few coats.

Once the paint was dry, I used Tacky Glue to glue Jabba & the Gamorrean onto the purse.  After that, I brushed on a coat of Mod Podge just to make sure the fabric was really tacked on.  I painted on 2 coats of clear varnish to seal it all and add some shine!

I also added a small scout trooper to the inside of the flap.  I thought it’d be a fun detail to see every time I opened the bag!

This craft was super easy to make and I’m in love with my stylish, new “Return of the Jedi” bag!  Thank you Erica at Honestly WTF for the inspiration and tutorial!  If you don’t have vintage fabric, Jo-Ann’s currently has awesome Star Wars, Spider-Man, and other comic book-related prints.  The decoupage bag possibilities are endless!  Happy crafting!

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