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DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

This DIY Star Wars Opening Crawl on our stairs was my favorite party decoration at Elise’s Return of the Birthday: Episode VI’ Star Wars Birthday Party. Yes, I love love love my lightsaber color theme, and my printable Star Wars birthday party banner, and my Sarlacc Pit party game, and the Han Solo in Carbonite trivia game (I’m posting all of these soon) ..but these Star Wars opening crawl stair signs, oh man, I want to leave them up forever. Yub Nub!!

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

Everyone at the party loved the Star Wars Opening Crawl stairs! These personalized stair signs were subtle yet impressive party decorations that kids and adults kept talking about.

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

And the opening crawl stairs also made a nice photo background for guests…

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

…and the six-year-old birthday girl too.

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

You can make it yourself and I tell you, it is so easy and quick to do it. Purchase my editable personalized Star Wars opening crawl sign printable PDF in my etsy store. It’s an instant download, and you can personalize it yourself and print it right away. Just open it in Adobe Reader 9.0 or above, type into the sign, and print.

Read more: ‘Star Wars Return of the Birthday party theme in lightsaber colors’ »

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

I was inspired by this photo showing the stairs to go into The Wooly Mammoth bar in Queensland, Australia. Because I went to graduate design school in Sydney, I think it’s was extra poetic that Aussies thought of this brilliant idea.

Elise is turning 6, so her party theme became “Episode IV: Return of the Birthday.” Here’s a video of the original opening crawl for Return of the Jedi.


Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi – Opening Crawl on Disney Video

When I started thinking about party decorations for Elise’s Star Wars birthday party, the Star Wars Crawl on our stairs was the first thing that I wanted to do but the last thing that I ended up doing. I thought it would be hard to print it and piece it together, so I put it off for other things: I made a Sarlacc Pit game from a cardboard box, froze a bunch of Star Wars LEGO Minifigures for a Han Solo Carbonite game, made a Star Wars happy birthday banner, made a Star Wars crawl poster front door decoration, and made a BB-8 cake. Finally, the day before the party, I decided to give this Star Wars Crawl on Stairs a try.

Then I called FedExOffice and found out that they print 36″ wide roll paper and charge by the square foot. What?!? That’s perfect! It cost me only about $9.00 to print these black and white pieces of paper for my stair risers at FedExOffice, and thy cut them to size too.

Now I want to paper every stairwell in Chicago with Star Wars opening crawls…

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

Look at my Padawan. What a ham.

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

People assume that Elise’s dad is the Star Wars fan but the truth is that it’s me. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI are magical and I love them so much, and I passed it onto my girl, and it’s fun to share it with her.

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration


Supplies for making a DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers – personalized printable Star Wars-inspired party decoration:

How to make a DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers:

1. PURCHASE my Star Wars Opening Crawl PDF at my etsy store. It’s an instant download, and you can download it right away – no waiting!

2. PERSONALIZE the stairs yourself using letters and numbers using using Adobe Reader that can be downloaded for free

{ IMPORTANT — Editable PDFs will not work in a web browser, so you do need to use the free Adobe Reader to edit and personalize this banner. }

We wrote a parody of Return of the Jedi opening crawl because my daughter was turning IV.

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

3. PRINT just the pages that you need. You’ll ideally want to print this at your local professional printing shop – I printed mine at FedExOffice’s where they print 36″ wide roll paper and charge by the square foot, and it was roughly $10 to print and cut 9 pages for my stairs. Just call your local store first to confirm that it has 36″ wide paper roll printing, then email them your personalized file and ask them to print in black and white. They will cut the risers out for you too. Mine looked like this:

Make a DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - such a fun decoration for Star Wars birthday party

4. TAPE them to the front of your stair risers using painter’s tape.

Make a DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - such a fun decoration for Star Wars birthday party

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Be sure to pin this Star Wars Crawl opening crawl on stair risers party decoration for later.

Make a DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - what a great idea! This printable is quick and easy to personalize and print for a Star Wars birthday party. Yub Nub! #starwarsbirthday #starwars

Or pin this photo so you can read the parody text that we used for Elise’s birthday:

Make a DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - what a great idea! This printable is quick and easy to personalize and print for a Star Wars birthday party. Yub Nub! #starwarsbirthday #starwars

Like my Star Wars party theme? Please also see these easy Star Wars birthday party ideas…

How to make an easy BB-8 Birthday Cake:

How to make a BB-8 birthday cake for a Star Wars birthday party

Printable Star Wars birthday party banner and party decorations {coming soon}:

DIY Star Wars opening crawl on stair risers - easy printable Star Wars birthday party decoration

Yub Nub!

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shelby

Monday 8th of February 2016

where did you get the bunting? the banner?

Kathy Beymer

Friday 12th of February 2016

Hi Shelby, I made the banner / bunting. It's a printable that I have yet to put onto the site, but I will be getting it up soon. I printed it onto colors the same as the lightsabers - it's my lightsaber theme for a Star Wars party and I think it's more festive than all black and space-y.

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