Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Crafty Goal & Stars

I have set a goal for myself to find a way to be crafty once a week. I am by no means a crafty-type. In fact I am a very logical, play with numbers-type. However I love working with my hands (hence my love of writing and blogging). Therefore I decided it was high time I start being more "artist" and to add good measure to use things I have laying around the house.
Confession 1: We drink a lot of soda in our house so I had soda boxes a-plenty! (Came in really handy for this craft.)
Confession 2: I didn't come up with this idea, though I changed it completely and then ran with it. Here is what inspired me:

Confession 3: I am completely proud of myself for how well it turned out and thinking of the changes.
So here are the instructions for my version of the craft pictured above.

What you will need:
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Marker
  • Star Template (I just used the one on Microsoft Word & enlarged it)
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Glitter
  • Hole punch
  • String or thread
How To: Print and cut out star template. Trace star onto cardboard, repeat as many times as you desire.

Cut out stars from cardboard. Mod Podge newspaper onto each side of star.

Cut out excess amount of newspaper. Allow to dry and repeat on other side of star.

After allowing both sides to dry, apply more Mod Podge to outside and apply glitter liberally on one side. Allow to dry and repeat on other side.

Hole punch each star. String each star through hole and tie knot at the far end. Hang up stars from ceiling.
Easy enough but it took me hours to get all the stars done but here is the end result in Little Miss' room above her changing table/dresser. I love it!

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