Mia posted her mini R2-D2 pattern back in 2002, on her crochet site. This Mini R2-D2 measures about 17cm. The idea to make R2-D2 came to Mia from a birthday gift for a friend, who really likes Star Wars.
This time, Mia decided to innovate and used some LEDs on R2-D2, so, it works as a small lamp. But the pattern can be worked without the electronic parts. You can replace the LEDs for some buttons.
The difficult part of this pattern it isn’t the crochet, but the collage, because there are to many details to cut and glue! Mia recommends to pay attention on the photos and to search on the web for R2-D2 photos, so, you can have a good idea of what you will need to do.
Not all of us could afford to drop several thousand dollars to get our own working R2-D2, but capsfan40 posted a great alternative: the R2-D2 tissue box cover!
Made from plastic canvas and regular yarn, this little droid’s motivator seems to be working just fine!
While browsing the $1-$3 section at my local Target (I love that section), I saw these awesome Star Wars keychains for a mere $1 each (they also had Vader and a stormtrooper). They are made of silicone, I think. I had just recently bought a vew small backpack (a sling bag) to take to work and needed some geeky accents on it and I thought these would be perfect (and CHEAP). R2 ended being too big so he now dangles from my rear view mirror in my car and the Star Wars logo is attached to my backback. I didn’t like the fact that the backs are just plain (no design) so I ended up going back and buying two more and supergluing them back to back so no matter which side they flip to, you can see what it is. I removed the chain on the Star Wars one for my backpack and left it on R2 so he can dangle.
Here’s the Star Wars logo on the packpack:
Looks pretty good for only $2! The Space Invader is made of Perler beads my daughter made for me and the stormtrooper key chain I got at Amazon for $4 before I found the Target ones.
Halloween is coming and to get you ready I found some fun pumpkin carving templates and ideas! StarWars.com has got some free templates featuring some of your favorite characters, like Yoda and R2-D2. There’s a Chewbacca one that I think looks a bit impossible, but my pumpkins tend to look like a second grader carved them, so . . .
There are so many fun pumpkin carving (and decorating) ideas out there. Do you have some favorites?
Looking for a little more Halloween inspiration? Check out my Halloween Pinterest Board!
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Bad title puns aside, this is a lamp I need.
Dickie of Master Glasster of Sandusky, OH recently made this stained glass R2-D2 lamp shade. It looks to be about 18-20″ wide and 10-12″ tall.
It’s no longer a part of the Master Glasster’s Etsy shop, but he does have a great TARDIS glass lamp you might be interested in.
Instructables user, mimaki cg60, wanted to transform his family’s VW bus into an R2-series astromech droid. After working countless hours in CorelDraw and Photoshop on a design, he had it printed it on a vinyl wrap and applied it to the bus. Check out the series of photos of the family bus.