Lightsaber Hilt Tutorial: How to Make a Cheap and Easy Star Wars DIY Lightsaber

How to Make a Lightsaber Hilt (Cheap and Easy Star Wars DIY Lightsaber Hilt)I had several requests to do a DIY Lightsaber Hilt tutorial, so here is a a cheap and easy way to make a realistic looking Star Wars lightsaber hilt (I made this one for under $10). 

This particular tutorial is for making the “hand-me-down” lightsaber that began as Anakin Skywalker’s second lightsaber, passed to Luke, and then finally to Rey (after lord only know who went skydiving off Cloud City to retrieve it…). This one is mostly the original version, when Anakin first made it, with the exception of the D ring. Anakin hadn’t added one yet, but I did it for convenience.

The silver adhesive foil I got from JoAnn Fabrics (if you watched my Harley tutorials, then you know how obsessed I am with this stuff…), and if you bring a coupon, you can get it for $5 or $6. If you don’t have a JoAnn’s, they also sell it here on Amazon for a bit more.

1 wrapping paper tube
Silver adhesive foil
Small bit of gold adhesive foil (or gold paint)
Small pieces of 2 and 3 mm craft foam
Scrap of black paper
4 gold scrapbooking brads (if you can’t find gold ones, any color will do, and you can just paint them)
Silver puffy paint
Thin-tipped black marker
Small plastic cap (those little blue homeopathics containers work great)
A reddish/orange bead or button
Silver paint and and small bristle paint brush
D ring for hanger (optional)
Utility knife
Hot glue gun

By Amber Reifsteck ~ The Woodland Elf

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