Do you love Star Wars, shiny things, and have a few hours to spare? Then this one’s for you! A DIY Death Star Disco Ball.
This project was inspired by a really cool Death Star disco ball art print that I saw going around Pinterest.
First off, our version is not REALLY a disco ball, since it’s not mirrored. But this way is far cheaper and easier than using tiny mirrors. We used little square silver sequins, which cost less than $4 for the whole project, and a medium sized styrofoam ball (also under $5). We just used cheap white glue that we had on-hand.
We painted the ball gray with acrylic craft paint, gouged the cannon hole out with a spoon, then settled in for a few hours of gluing. We started in the middle, after drawing an equator around moon – er, Death Star. We took turns, and in total it took the time it took us to watch the entire original Star Wars trilogy. We did take a lot of breaks though. So while this is a super easy DIY project, it’s not exactly quick.
Oh! While I was writing this post, roommate extraordinaire Corey came in with this shadow box that he built for the happy shiny Death Star disco ball. So here’s that:
Pretty cool, right? Baroque Disco Death Star?
We’re also thinking about making a bunch of mini Death Star’s for holiday ornaments this year. Cause nothing says Christmas like a superlaser-armed battlestation?
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