Monday, December 7, 2009

Light Saber Invitations

Invited You Are to a Birthday Party

For Jedi Knight Christian Lester

Report for Jedi Training

Saturday, December 5th, 2 P.M.

And May the Force Be With You



Christian's birthday invitations were a lot of fun to make. I used textured scrapbook papers from Hobby Lobby for both the handle and blade. I covered toilet paper rolls with silver paper for the handles, then cut strips of vellum printed with party details. Glued to the silver, they made ridges on the handle. A red button glued to the handle completed the look.

When I was working on the text, I asked Christian what levels Star Wars characters achieved in Jedi training. He told me there are Younglings, Padawans, Jedis, Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight Masters. I asked him if he would be a Youngling, and he gave me a look. "Ugh, no, Mom," he corrected. "I would be a Jedi Knight." What was I thinking?



These sparkly red, blue and green papers made great light saber blades. I rolled a half-sheet for each one and secured it with hot glue. I found that using a wooden spoon or wooden dowel helped with this process. Then I glued the blade just inside the handle.



The Force is strong with this one.

Please come back this week for all the Star Wars party fun!

11 comments:

Elise said...

Melissa, there is just no end to your inventiveness ! Have a lovely week

Rach said...

How fun! Were you able to mail these?

I was going to make your pumpkin soup this weekend but couldn't find any canned pumpkin! I believe it's in low supply due to bad crop this year. Maybe next weekend!

Risley and Dylan said...

what a fun idea!

Melissa Lester said...

Rach, I hope you are able to try the pumpkin soup. It is really good! No, I didn't have to mail these invitations. We invited our cousins, one friend from school, and two friends from church, so we were able to hand deliver all of the invites this year.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Oooo...can't wait to see the party pics! I would love to have a Star Wars party!

Nancy said...

I look forward to seeing the rest of this treat!! What an awesome mom you are to make so many heart memories this way :)

ginomballance said...

Gather roses while you may........................................

The Quintessential Magpie said...

"And her children shall rise up and call her blessed." They are so blessed to have you as a mom!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Operation Sweet Dreams said...

Wow you are so super talented. WOW I love this blog!!

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