Decoupage I Must: Star Wars Inspired Laptop Made With Mod Podge

With the new Star Wars Episode VII set to be released in 2015, the franchise is more popular than ever. I am sure not even George Lucas himself, could have imagined just how big Star Wars would become. The wise Yoda said it best, “Impossible to see, the future is.”

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The husband and I are children of the 70’s and 80’s and remember a time before CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and digital effects came of age. For it’s time the original Star Wars was innovative and visually impressive compared to other science fiction movies.  It touched many aspects of pop culture, and was heavily marketed toward children with action figures and tons of merchandise.  It is the third most popular movie franchise in history according to The Numbers.com.  Is it any wonder that when I came across Star Wars Fabric at Jo-ann Fabric, I couldn’t resist buying it?  The fabric was colorful, fun and had a bit of childhood nostalgia thrown in. This fabric inspired such projects as Creative Blast Off: Star Wars Kids Chair, and the Dollar Store Craft, Star Wars Candles.  My husband has an beat up laptop that he uses to surf You Tube.  It is old and scratched and could use a makeover.  I thought the left over Star Wars fabric would be a perfect decoupage material.  I had also wanted to try using decoupage on a laptop for quite sometime as I already decoupaged cell phones, and computer tablets previously.

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What you will need to decoupage your Lap Top:

Fabric (Can Also Use Paper, Scrapbook paper)

Mod Podge

Scissors

Paint Brush

Box Cutter Knife

Carefully apply Mod Podge to the top of the computer with a paint brush. Be mindful of the Mod Podge it is important that it not drip into the computer crevices and openings.

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Apply the fabric, smoothing it out with your hands.  Trim away any excess fabric with the scissors. Once it is dry apply more Mod Podge over the fabric to seal it.  I applied three coats total, allowing time to dry between each coat.

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Once dry, I carefully trimmed any excess fabric with the box cutter knife, and then sealed the edges of the fabric with more Mod Podge.

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A laptop that a Jedi would approve of and, the hubby seems to like it too. Here’s to the kid in all of us!

“Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.”

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7 thoughts on “Decoupage I Must: Star Wars Inspired Laptop Made With Mod Podge

  1. Love your ‘Star Wars’ art, UpMom. Ready for this born in ’57’s True Confessions? I have not seen one ‘Star Wars’ movie. Ever. It started as a too-busy, crept to a not-my-genre and bloomed into a way-too-stubborn. Now it’s a full-fledged Culture Gap.

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      • Now the Godfather movies, I’ve seen. And read the books. Love that gangster stuff. But the space characters that Star Wars started left me cold, for some reason. Go figure. And yes, I am a movie guy, a critic for the local weekly’s site! Someday I will sit down and watch all seven, UpMom. 🙂 And say to myself, ‘Where have you been my whole life?,’ right’? Now, to your husband: Please see ‘The Godfather.’ It’s awesome.

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  2. Reblogged this on On The Upcycle~ and commented:

    In the spirit of the recent release of Star Wars, The Force Awakens, I thought it would be fun to share a craft for those of you obsessed with the force as of late. Due to the movies recent release the amount of merchandise in stores is pretty amazing. The fabric used in this project is courtesy of Joann Fabric, but their are MANY images, decals to choose from. Be sure and check out some other Star Wars projects I have done, including Star Wars kids chair and Star Wars decoupage candles. HAve a great weekend and may the force be with all of you!!

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