It can be so easy to lose those tiny earbuds, so why not make a cute BB-8 cord keeper to keep track of them in style? I found this quick tutorial by Allison Waken on her blog All For The Boys. It’s a simple project, and for the more adventurous, it would be easy to to adapt for other designs, just in case this isn’t the droid you were looking for.
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This is definitely the droid you’ve been looking for. Kelly Knox over at Geek and Sundry has a delightful little tutorial on making your own BB-8 Glitter Globe, and it’s the perfect DIY holiday gift (plus it’ll give you something to do while waiting with baited breath for the movie to finally open)! The tutorial includes pictures and detailed instructions for making your own cute little droid. A few clever modifications, and you could probably make this glitter globe into a cute ornament too. Be sure to share pictures of your glitter-tastic creations!
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Just one little Christmas craft before the ornaments and decorations are put away: BB-8, the rolling volleyball-like droid from the upcoming, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Here it is, in all it’s Styrofoam ball and glitter glory. Looks cute, but I know in our house with a new cat, this wouldn’t have made it through the first night of being on the tree.
It was posted about two weeks before Christmas to Imgur, by someone who made it for their first homemade Christmas decoration exchange. There wasn’t any information available as to whether or not the maker actually made an extra one for him/herself to keep.
I know I’ve posted shoe tutorials before, and there are certainly a lot of them out there, but this BB-8 Heels Tutorial is intense. To make your own BB-8 heels you’ll need to know how to weld, because that’s how user mikeasaurus attached the new 2.5″ steel post that supports the shoe and sports the rotating body of the cutest little droid ever. The tutorial is great, complete with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions. If you’re like me and perhaps find welding a bit beyond your skill set, then maybe try adapting this cute shoe design to a pair of flats. Either way, these shoes would be a big hit at your next convention!
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This paper mache BB-8 was actually made to function as an almost life size gift box, by karmaforme, who recently posted it to Imgur, to showcase the wrapping job he did for his brother-in-law. He took a regular square U-Haul box, added side pieces to make it round, filled in the spaces with wadded up newspaper and tape, and covered it in paper mache. BB8’s head was a separate piece, complete with chop stick antennae. He left the bottom of the box with its original flat side, so his friend could access the gift inside: a smaller BB-8.
His brother-in-law teaches robotics, so his students will no doubt enjoy this as a decoration in his classroom.