Friday, December 3, 2010

Faux Metal Stars

cThe other day I saw this wreath(and of course I cannot find the name to give proper credit  you can find it here), and loved the stars. I immediately thought that they would make cute ornaments for Christmas.
I found two pieces of cardstock that I thought would look a little bit vintage and cut out 4 stars apiece at 5 3/4 inches on my cricut with the Platinum Schoolbook cartridge and used the roly poly feature just like she did. I then scored it to make it the 3-D star shape. At first they just started to flatten out. I wasn't sure what I did, but I decided to put some mod podge on the back of them so that they would hold their form better. And they did.
After that I distressed them a little bit with some chalk ink, if I make more of these I would do this step first because after the mod podge dried I could not get into the creases that were in between the points.
Then I just punched a little hole in them and added some cream twine and hung them up. I think that they look just like those metal ones that you buy, only they did not cost so much!

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  1. Very cute idea. Simple, cheap, totally cool.

  2. i love it!!! but I dont have a craft cutter I gotta do mine old fashioned! hahaha great job

  3. Great job, I'd never have known they are paper if you hadn't told me! Nice to know that once again Mod Podge saved the day.

  4. I'm starting to think I need one of those cutters. Way too much fun! You can make me any of your things and send to me!

  5. Love how these look! Good idea with the Mod Podge to force them to hold their shape. Well done!

  6. Oh these are so wonderful! I hope you will come link up at our 12 Days of Christmas Show-Off!

  7. Love these!!! They'd make great decorations on a western/rustic themed tree!!! We would love for you to link them up at Fancy This Fridays at Truly Lovely this week!


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