If you need a little something to carry around your extra bowcaster ammo this Halloween, I have just the thing.
DIY Chewbacca Bandolier
To make your Chewbacca Bandolier you’ll need:
- Brown Duct Tape
- Silver Duct Tape
- Foam Board or Cardboard
- Lanyard Hooks
- Poster Board
- Hole Punch
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
Start by placing down overlapping strips of brown duct tape on your cutting mat. You want to create a rectangle that’s three times longer than you want your bag at the end of the bandolier to be. You can waste less duct tape by cutting it, or you can go the lazy and wasteful route like me by ripping it. Once your rectangle of duct tape is large enough, peel it off of the cutting mat and flip it over. Cover the back of the duct tape with even more duct tape. Trim the edges to create a rectangle that’s completely covered front and back with duct tape. It’s helpful to keep a bottle of tea tree oil handy when cutting duct tape. It easily removes the sticky residue on your scissors.
The final dimensions of my bag were 7.5″ x 6″. You can size up or down as needed to fit the person who will be carrying the bag. For more details in creating a duct tape bag, check out my Oogie Boogie bag tutorial.
Trim the excess poster board from around each piece of duct tape, then wrap the back of the poster board with two more pieces of duct tape so that no poster board is exposed. Measure the length you want the bandelier to be on the person who will be wearing it, then trim the two pieces of duct tape covered poster board to size and tape together.
Use a hole punch and lanyard hooks to attach your bandolier strap to your bag. You can add extra duct tape where you cut the edges for extra security. Lanyard hooks are usually found with the jewelry supplies at your craft store. Now we just need ammo…The ammo boxes on Chewbacca’s bandolier are two different, alternating sizes. Cut foam board or cardboard with a craft knife to create the boxes. Size appropriately for the bandolier you’re making, but these were cut to 1″ x 2″ and 1.25″ x 2″.
Cover the foam board or cardboard with silver duct tape. Use a craft knife to cut out the corners as pictured before folding over the edges. Create smaller strips of brown duct tape to attach your ammo boxes to the bandolier.
Need some Halloween inspiration? I have a gallery full of Disney, Star Wars and Marvel projects just waiting!