As in my previous posts, I’ve seen tutorials that tell you to use that fray spray, but I don’t like it. I prefer to seal my ribbon edges with FIRE! Since I’ve started this tutorial, I purchased a woodburning tool (with my 50% off coupon!!) from one of the craft stores, and it works great. You just barely run the edge of the tool along the raw edge and it seals easily and quickly.
Hot glue gun or fillet tape
Lighter or wood burning tool to seal edges
- Black 3/8 inch: 1 piece of 3.5 in, 2 pieces 5/8 in./ea, 4 pieces of 1.25 in, 1 piece 5.5 in
- Black 5/8 inch:2 pieces 2 in, 4 pieces 2.5 in
- Gray 3/8 inch:1 piece 1 in, 1 piece .75 in, 1 piece 1.5 in
- Red 3/8 inch: 2.25 inch
Step 1 – Take the 3.5 inch black 3/8 inch ribbon and roll the top into the head and glue.
Step 14 – The tricky part. Take the second 2 inch piece of 5/8 inch ribbon and measure the helmet ribbon around his head and make sure it will be just long enough to right past his head before you cut it and seal it. Fold in half to mark the middle, then glue the middle to the top of his head (just slightly forward). Apply glue to the edge of the rounded part of the cape at the neck on one side, just the forward facing edge. Then, glue the side of the back of the helmet ribbon to that part. Do this for both sides. Leave the front of the ribbon unglued. It gives him a “king tut” look, but it also gives it that look of the Darth Vader helmet.
Step 15 – Make the light saber. Cut the edge off along the length of the .75 inch gray ribbon. Seal this edge. Cut the red ribbon along it’s length into the shape of a light saber. I start out the width of the gray part and cut it down to a rounded point. Seal all the edges. Glue the red ribbon behind the gray.
Step 16 — Glue the light saber to the hand and along the body. And you’re finished!