Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Glitzy Glitter Stars


What you will need:

Star pattern
Card stock
pencil
scissors
exacto-knife or paring knife
adhesive spray
clear crystal glitter

What to do:

You will want to begin this project by finding a good five-point star
pattern to print and trace. I found three sizes here. Just print stars onto card stock and cut them out or you can cut them out and trace several on a sheet of card stock. As you can see, I have drawn pink lines on the star above to show you where you will score the stars.



Lay your star onto a cutting board. Take a heavy ruler and lay it across the star at each point and angle. Gently score with an exacto-knife or sharp paring knife, making nice,
straight lines through the middle each time. Next, you will gently fold the star on each line and then lay it on the table to squinch up the star so that each point is folded upward and each angle is folded downward. You'll see what I mean when you start to play with your stars.




Now the fun begins! Take your folded stars, newspaper, adhesive spray, and glitter and go to the garage. The smell of the spray is a little strong so you want to do this in a well-ventilated area. Spray a light coat of adhesive onto each star and quickly sprinkle clear crystal glitter over each one. Shake them off and turn them over onto a dry sheet of newspaper to glitter the backside. I like to do each side on a separate piece of newspaper because the glitter won't stick down as much and I like to reuse as much glitter as I can. Allow your stars to dry indoors. Pour your excess glitter back into the bottle.


You can set up your stars on a mantel, or hang them by punching one tip of your star with a needle and thread. Hang in windows at varying lengths for a pretty effect. I have also hung stars on the Christmas tree. I think they'd make a cute gift tag as well. These are every bit as attractive as the tin stars that I have seen in gift shops.

(you may click up images to get a closer look)

7 comments:

  1. I love the music you have playing! (The stars are very nice, too! :)
    Renee

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  2. Oh, yes! I can do this. I can see my children wanting to make garlands of the stars. Thank you for sharing.
    Karen

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  3. I love your star project! Thank you so much for sharing it as well as your instructions. I'm going to try this myself.

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  4. Oh yes the glittery stars, I need to find mine. thank you for the reminder xoxoxo Clarice

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  5. Have fun making the stars!

    Jody

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  6. So pretty!! I made some of these a few years ago ~ they look beautiful hanging up!

    Deb

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  7. Hi Jody,
    I've always loved glittered stars like these. Yours have turned out so pretty.
    Your blog has so many lovely things to read about. Your "Take Joy" post has reminded me of a Tasha Tudor book that I have about Christmas. It's a favorite of mine.
    I used to be a waitress many years ago, and one of our most popular dishes was Chicken Fried Steak. You've brought back some memories for me, with your recipe.
    Hope all is well, and happy with you and yours.
    Best wishes!

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