Friday, December 10, 2010

Cristmas Star Home Decor Tutorial

Happy Friday everyone!
Well, last night I changed my blog background to
this beautiful Christmas theme, changed my
header to coordinate, and added 10 of my all time
favorite holiday songs...notice they're all classics!! :)

Anywhoooo, as I was listening to my newly added
blog music this morning, it just wasn't complete until
I started creating something Christmas-y too, so
here's what I came up with!

I have been dying to use this Best Creation glitter paper
ever since they sent it to me, but I wanted to save it for
just the right project. I started of by tracing a large star
that took up most of the 12x12 glitter paper and cut it out.
Next, I scored lines through all of the points of the star
to create this 3-D country star. I plucked a couple of leaves
off of some flowers stems that I picked up at my local
craft store, did a little fussy cutting and cut out those cute
little berries from another Best Creation paper, and used my
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to hold it all in place.

Next, I added another star cut from a sheet of vintage
sheet music (I pick these up for $1 a roll at my local
craft/flea market), scored it and created a country star
just like I did with the larger glitter star, inked the edges,
then adhered it with more of the Helmar 450.

To add some extra pretty touches I adhered a strip of
lace and green gingham ribbon with the Helmar 450,

twine tied into a bow at the top of the smaller star, and
the berries and twine bow were all topped with pearls.

These were all attached using the 450, and then I added
a couple decorative pins to the green gingham bow.
Once all was said and done, I attached the completed
star to a grapevine wreath using the curly tendrils to hold
and tie the star into place. I love how this wreath turned
out and it adds the perfect touch of Christmas to my
upstairs hallway shelf.

I hope that you all have a great weekend!
LOVES :) -Sarah


patti west said...

Seriously Sarah...your glittered star on the grapevine is a masterpiece!! You are cordially invited to come to my house and show me in person how to make a paper star. I am a visual learner. LOL!!! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

This is gorgeous!!

Kelly C said...

gorgeous piece for that wreath! Love the primitive feel!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a beautiful Wreath & Star. Love it. :)

patti west said...

hi again, Sarah.
Check it out ----->

thanks again!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous Sarah!!!!! I love every detail of it!

~jan said...

What a gorgeous star, Sarah! Love all the little details you've added to it!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Gorgeous project Sarah and great tutorial.