With Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opening in theaters in less than one week and with a release date merely one week before Christmas, I thought it would be fun for the boys to have their very own Star Wars Christmas decorations.
If you recall, this family has always been firmly aligned with Star Wars. In 2006, we dressed like Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Yoda for Halloween. (Yoda is our now ten-year-old son Aidyn.)
And I've also recommended Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI on our 50 Classic Kids Movies List. Why? Because those are the classic movies and also because those were the best in the franchise.
So, needless to say, THIS family is very excited that yet another installment is being added, but this time with some of the original characters.
I thought this would be the perfect year to let the boys celebrate with a small Star Wars Christmas tree of their own. They also added a few other decorations around the tree to complete the display, and it turned out great.
This was very simple to do. We just dug around in the toy box for all of the classic Star Wars character action figures and pulled those out along with a small Millennium Falcon.
We then put 6 blue and silver star ornaments on the small Christmas tree to add some holiday sparkle and mixed the characters in between the ornaments. Because the characters all have moveable arms and legs, it was easy to position them in the branches of the tree without any additional wires or strings. We finished by adding the Millennium Falcon as the tree topper.
Here's a closeup view of some of the characters: Lando Calrission, an Ewok, R2-D2, C-3PO
I made sure to put Han Solo and Princess Leia next to each other on the tree. ;-) Luke Skywalker is hanging out near them.
The finishing touches are an AT-AT with reindeer antlers, Chewbacca with a Santa Claus hat, and Darth Vader with an elf hat. The antlers and hats are made for dogs, which means they're the perfect small size for toys.
Hope this inspired you to create your own Star Wars Christmas decorations! May the Force Be with You.