Monday, December 03, 2012
exacto-knife or sharp knife
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 and a large star template 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.
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.
You can set up your stars on a mantel, shelf, 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 be cute on a gift or tucked into a wreath. These are every bit as attractive as the tin stars that I have seen in gift shops.
I made a new tree topper today out of pages from an old hymnal and then glued a glitter star into the middle. I was inspired by Dawn at 4:53. I'm happy! You too?