Want to create a one of a kind Star Wars Rebels jacket in under an hour? If you are a Star Wars Rebels fan like my daughter then the answer is “Yes!”
My 12 year old has been a Star Wars Rebels fan since the show started in 2014, she is a Star Wars fangirl for sure.
This DIY jacket was originally posted on Geek with Curves blog and my daughter found it posted on Pinterest and fell in love with it. The instructions looked simple enough so we tackled this project.
Ok, I’m lying she’s 12 and did it all.
I was hesitant at first because crafts are not my strongest quality. However, she’s an artist and when she gets her mind set on something she finds a way to make it happen. We also had all of the supplies on hand and only needed to buy a jacket. Score!
- Phoenix Symbol, we used this one here; which was also recommended by Geek with Curves.
- Cardstock or a file folder
- Foam Board – optional (used one as her painting space and practice area)
- Paint palette or surface to mix paint
- Paint – Acrylic or Fabric Paint
- X-acto knife
- Blue Tape
- Foam Paint Brush
- Small Paint Brush
Finding the Right Jacket
Let’s talk about the Jacket for a moment.
When she mentioned that she needed a denim jacket there were dollar signs swirling around my head. I did not want to spend a ton of money on a jacket that could possibly be ruined, because let’s face it DIY projects can sometimes go sideways.
We headed to Goodwill to look for jackets and found the perfect one for only $7.99. Any type of denim or cotton material will work just fine.
Phoenix Symbol Template
Take a look at the back of your jacket and measure how big you want the symbol to be. Download the image and resize as needed. Print the image on card stock and cut it out to leave the negative space.
If you don’t have any card stock you can print it on paper. Once you have it printed, cut the symbol out and trace it onto a file folder, then cut it out to leave the negative space. The X-acto knife comes in handy for this part.
The Phoenix symbol on the jacket can be any color you wish, it really depends on the color of the jacket. My daughter decided on using purple because the jacket she found was an olive color and she liked the look of them together.
It might be a good idea to practice painting the Phoenix symbol first. This is where the foam board came in handy. Use some blue tape to secure the template and practice, mix some colors together and experiment with it before putting paint on the jacket.
When you are ready, make sure the template is dry from paint or make another template. Tape the Phoenix template to the back of the jacket. Place something sturdy under the jacket, like a piece of foam board or the garage floor, really any area you don’t mind getting paint on will work fine. Depending upon the material of your jacket the paint could leak through onto your surface.
When applying the paint, use a small amount of paint on your brush and use small taps, try to avoid getting paint under the template. You can use a small paint brush to get into the smaller areas if you are nervous about paint leaking under the template. My daughter mixed in some white with her purple to create a gradient look in some of areas. When she was done she used gold paint and flicked it on the back of the jacket to create a little pop of color.
And there you have it. A quick and fun DIY project.