The High Republic is a period of prosperity. But in the dark corners of the Republic, something sinister is creeping in the shadows…the Drengir! These plant-like predators want little more than to sink their teeth into the creatures of the galaxy. Monstrous mounds of vegetation-like bodies with writhing thorny vines and a blaster in “hand,” the Drengir are formidable foes even for a Jedi Knight.
You would never keep these verdant villains as a houseplant, but you can make your own DIY Drengir planter to add a nod to the High Republic to your home décor. Add a spiky or unusual plant inside and you’ve got a creepy, creeping conversation piece like no other.
What You’ll Need
- Black plastic plant pot
- Printed High Republic template
- Gold vinyl adhesive sheet
- Green acrylic paint (various shades)
- Glossy clear coat or decoupage glue
- Hot glue gun
- Paint brushes
*The activities in this article should only be done with adult supervision.
Step 1: Begin by printing and cutting out the High Republic symbol.
Step 2: Trace the symbol on the back of the gold vinyl adhesive sheet. Cut it out.
Step 3: Peel the backing from the vinyl and attach the High Republic symbol to the plastic pot.
Step 4: Use the hot glue gun to make “vines” creeping up the sides of the planter.
Tip: This is a rare project where you don’t have to worry about any annoying hot glue strings. They add to the creepiness!
Step 5: Let the hot glue cool completely.
Step 6: Next, mix a few shades of green acrylic paint. Paint the glue vines the darkest shade of green. Let dry.
Step 7: Use the lighter shades of green on the vines, particularly the ends, to add more color and highlights. Let all paint dry.
Step 8: Add a coat of decoupage glue or glossy clear varnish to protect the acrylic paint when the plant is watered. Let dry completely.
Your Drengir is done! A spiky succulent or something with creeping vines will find your handiwork to be the perfect home.
Visit Lucasfilm’s official hub for all things Star Wars: The High Republic at StarWars.com/TheHighRepublic.
Kelly Knox writes features and DIYs for StarWars.com. Her writing can also be seen on Marvel, DC Comics, IGN, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox to talk Star Wars, games, and crafts.
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