If you have never heard of the epic film franchise Star Wars then you literally must be from outer space. The films, created by George Lucas, are some of the most successful in movie history, and they have become a pop culture phenomenon for fans around the world.
All of the films, from the first Star Wars released in 1977, all the way up to the most recent Episode III: Revenge of the Sith released in 2005, have spawned millions of movie memorabilia, from books to bedspreads, action figures to lunch boxes. There is a huge demand for Star Wars memorabilia from fans who can’t get enough of the sci-fi classic, but there are some fans who are going green with their collections and recycling original merchandise into cool new products.
Here are 10 examples of innovative ways to recycleStar Wars memorabilia, all for sale on Etsy:
- Recycled Star Wars Comic Book Flask
“May the drink be with you” as you sip from this cool flask which is covered with an image from old Star Wars comic book. Created by goblinhut.
Upcycled Designs added some pizzazz to a boring plaid shirt by stitching in designs from an old Star Wars t-shirt.
Crabappledesign created these cool coasters from a 1979 Star Wars comic book.
Now you can sleep next to Darth Vader, Lando Calrisian and Boba Fett! This pillow was made from an old Star Wars t-shirt. Created by mytshirtpillow.
Records and Stuff created this custom wall clock from “The Story of the Empire Strikes Back” album.
These 50-page spiral notebooks are made from 1980-82 ORIGINAL Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Kenner cardbacks. Created by gawthrok.
This fully lined skirt with pockets is made from a vintage Return of the Jedi sheet. Created by BongaChop Shop.
This custom bamboo picture frame designed by goblinhut is made from two vintage Ewok action figures and can hold a 4X6 picture.
This bookmark is made from an old Star Wars: Return of the Jedi VHS case. Created by Movie Film Bows.
You can have Darth Vader “hang out” with you all of the time with these earrings, which CrimsonKing created from old Lego pieces.
These gift tags are made from “Star Wars Posters from Around the World” playing cards. Created by MareBear.
This purse designed by BongaChop Shop is made from a vintage Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back rubberized canvas.
This cute dress created by 75Rabbit is made from vintage Star Wars sheets.
Movie Film Bows designed these hair bows which are made from 35 mm film of Star Wars Episode III.
This reversible belt designed by Hips123 is made from vintage Star Wars trading cards.