This gallery wall, made up of DIY Star Wars Art, was easy, inexpensive, and fun to make! It’s the perfect way to fill a blank wall in any boy’s (or girl’s) bedroom!
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DIY Star Wars Art
Wall art can get really expensive, but can make such a big impact on a space! I love coming up with new ideas and new ways to create wall art. When I was working on my son’s new Star Wars themed bedroom for the “555 Room Challenge,” and I only had $5oo for my total budget, I knew I was going to have to get creative, get crafty, and make my own DIY Star Wars Art!
I love a good challenge, especially when it comes to saving money.
There are tons of cute wall decor pieces that you can display if you are a Star Wars fan, and in fact, I did purchase a few things for his room. You can see the pieces I bought below and some more adorable ones!
On the left, when you first walked into my son’s room, there was a large blank wall. This was a new layout for my son’s room, and I can’t believe that I hadn’t tried it before!
I wanted to fill the large blank wall with some sort of gallery wall. That would take up space and add some interest to the room. Although the gallery wall would fill the blank wall, I also felt like the wall needed some dimension being that the walls were all white. After bouncing back and forth between, a sponge wall or wall decals, I decided on making my own wall decals!
I saved a bunch of money by making my own custom wall decals for the space! It was super easy and it turned out really well! You can see how I created them for next to nothing in my post “DIY Custom Wall Decals,” because I already had all of the supplies!
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Details to create the DIY Star Wars Art Gallery Wall:
When deciding how to create a wall gallery of DIY Star Wars art, I first looked around my house to see what I had. After collecting those things, I figured out what I needed to add to make it look complete. Here is what makes up my DIY Star Wars art gallery wall:
- Painted Large letter “F”
- Painted frame with FREE Darth Vader print
- DIY Tie Fighter and Moon watercolor artwork (the tutorial and supplies are below)
- Framed Etsy watercolor print (previously in bathroom)
- Blue Tomorrowland pennant
1. Painted Large Letter “F”
I already had the large letter “F” that I got from Pottery Barn Teen. It was previously a navy blue color like seen below, but I decided to spray paint it with some Behr chalk paint spray paint so that it would match the rest of the room. Here are a couple of large wall letters including the one I have:
2. DIY Tie Fighter and Moon watercolor artwork
The most fun do-it-yourself piece of the DIY Star Wars Art gallery was the watercolor Star Wars Tie Fighters and the blue moon piece. This artwork was so easy to make and really has a big impact on the whole gallery wall! I actually decided to make my own, because I could not find anything online that was the color or size I wanted.
Here is what I used to make the Tie Fighter and moon artwork:
- Large roll of white easel paper (or large piece of watercolor paper)
- Crayola watercolors
- Star Wars coloring book
- Printer/copier (a way to enlarge and shrink the image)
- Glue stick
- White poster board
- Large frame (I used the Ribba frame from Ikea.)
First, I traced one of my large ceramic plates on the large roll of white paper. The circle was for the moon. I wanted my moon to fill most of the space in the mat opening. Let me say that this is NOT special watercolor paper. The watercolors will most likely seep through the paper a little. That didn’t matter to me, because I was trying to save money and use what I had.
Choose your paint colors and start filling in your moon. Start with one base color. Make sure you dip your brush in water and then into the paint. It’s better to start lighter, because you can always add paint, but you can’t take it away!
Continue adding different colors and more water. I started mixing a tiny bit of black and dark blue to form the craters in the moon. After it dried, I started mixing in a second layer of light blue and some gray. I let that dry and then I splattered some dark blue paint onto the moon to make the small “craters.”
While I let the rest of the paint dry, I copied the Tie Fighters image from Star Wars coloring book, enlarged one and shrunk one to give some dimension to the artwork. I cut them out and painted them using black watercolor.
After the paint was dried on the moon and the Tie Fighters, I used a glue stick to adhere the moon and then the ships to the white posterboard. The posterboard serves as the background and it fit perfectly into the Ikea Ribba frame.
3. Painted frame with FREE Darth Vader print
This black 8 x 10 frame had been sitting in my attic for years. It was the perfect size for the gallery wall. I just used some gray Behr spray paint chalk paint for the frame, and white Rustoleum spray paint for the mat. The mat was a linen white and looked really yellow in the space.
Next, I looked for something free to fill the frame. Everything seemed a little too theme-y to me until I stumbled across these amazing FREE Star Wars prints! I used the Darth Vader one for the gallery wall and the Anakin Skywalker one for above his bed. I just printed it out in an 8×10 size on regular printer paper and placed it in the frame! This is my printer:
Her prints are so cute and better yet, they are FREE!
4. Framed Etsy watercolor print
I already had the blue and gray watercolor print from Etsy hanging in my bathroom. I kept looking at it and thinking, “It really matches the colors in Finn’s room!” Finally, I took it down and brought it in, and there it stayed! I used a Ribba frame for it as well.
5. Blue Tomorrowland pennant
I came across some Star Wars pennant flags that I liked, but for this exact spot, I felt like I needed to add some light blue to the gallery wall. Unfortunately, I could not find and Star Wars flags that were light blue, so I bought this adorable Tomorrowland pennant flag. Here are a couple of other pennants that I really liked for his space:
You can really create a DIY art gallery wall for any theme without making it too “themey!” You just have to get creative and take some chances!
So what did you like best about the gallery wall!? My favorite is probably the DIY Tie Fighters and moon, but I also love the DIY custom wall decals that I made!
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