Chewbacca Wookie Wreath

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Aleisha called me and exclaimed she had THE best idea! A Chewbacca Wookie Wreath! She knew I had made other wreaths over the past couple of months and figured my table cover technique would work perfectly. She was right! As an added bonus, I had all of the supplies on hand except the PVC pipe insulation. Previously, I have used wreath forms, but she suggested trying the insulation this time around. Honestly, while this worked fine, I prefer the wreath forms. The insulation  doesn’t hold the round shape very well, but because these materials are so light, it didn’t really sag. On the other hand, if you are on a very tight budget, the insulation is a super thrifty alternative. At any rate, I was very excited to make this Chewbacca Wookie Wreath and my son was absolutely beside himself when I hung it on his door.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Tutorial Feature

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Materials

  • 2 Brown Table Covers
  • Black PVC Pipe Insulation
  • White Poster Board
  • Black Duck Tape
  • Silver Duck Tape
  • Clear Packing Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Materials

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Instructions

Step 1: Use the clear packing tape to connect the ends of the insulation tube. I know the black Duck tape is pictured, but it ended up being too stretchy to hold the ends of the insulation tube together. I had to peel back the table cover and redo it later on.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 1

Step 2: Unfold the first part of the brown table cover so that the shortest side is still folded. It should be approximately 14 inches by 108 inches. By leaving this part folded, it will be much easier to cut.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 2

Step 3: Cut off two, four-inch strips. Unfold the strips.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 3

Step 4: Take one of the strips and use the clear packing tape to tape it to the wreath at a slight angle.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 4

Step 5: Wrap the strip around the wreath, making sure no foam shows through.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 5

Step 6: Once you get to the end of that strip, use the packing tape to stick it to the wreath.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 6

Step 7: Start again with a second strip, taping it over the end of the first piece at a slight angle. Trim off excess. I used two strips to cover the whole wreath.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 7

Step 8: Cut the remaining table covers into four-inch strips.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 8

Step 9: Cut all of the 4-inch wide strips into 12-inch long pieces. When you cut them, bunch them up slightly so the edge is a little jagged. It’s okay if you cut them slightly longer than 12 inches occasionally, but anything shorter will be difficult to tie and won’t look as nice.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 9

Step 10: Tie the 12-inch pieces into double knots, closely together, all around the wreath.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 10

Step 11: As you tie the pieces around the wreath, skew and turn them so the knots aren’t lined up perfectly. This will give the wreath a fuller look.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 11

Step 12: Tie all the pieces around the wreath until you have covered the entire circle. Set aside.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 12

Step 13: Cut a piece of posterboard into an 18-inch long by 1 7/8-inch wide piece. This is the width of the Duck Tape.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 13

Step 14: Trim off an 18-inch piece of black Duck Tape. Carefully stick it to the posterboard so it isn’t crooked. The posterboard will keep the bandolier from sagging.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 14

Step 15: Trim off a second 18-inch piece of Duck tape and carefully stick it to the other side of the posterboard. It should be black on both sides.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 15a

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 15b

Step 16: Cut off seven, 1/2-inch pieces of silver Duck tape.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 16

Step 17: Place the seven silver pieces along the center of the black strip, 1/2-inch apart.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 17a

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 17b

Step 18: Cut another 18-inch piece of black Duck tape. Cut a 1/2-inch piece along the entire length so you have a long strip. Place the long, black strip down the center of the bandolier, over the silver squares.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 18a

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 18b

Step 19: Separate a section of the wreath. Use a piece of clear packing tape to stick one end of the bandolier to the wreath. Fluff the wreath pieces around the bandoleer. Repeat for the other side straight across.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 19a

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 19b

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 19c

Step 20: Use a paintbrush or pencil to create an opening in the ties on the top center back of the wreath. Insert a strip of brown table cover and tie in a loop. You can use this to hang your wreath.

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 20a

Chewbacca Wookie Wreath Step 20b

Whew! I know that might seem like a lot of steps, but it goes pretty quickly. The most time-consuming part, as always, is tying on the strips. You don’t need any special reason to make this Chewbacca Wookie Wreath, you just have to be a fan of Star Wars crafts. I know both Aleisha and I are for sure!

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1 thought on “Chewbacca Wookie Wreath”

  1. This is completely awesome! I can’t wait to find an excuse to make it – hopefully for a Star Wars birthday party coming up. 🙂

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