Friday, December 14, 2012

Twine Wrapped Star

Take 2: Final Version

1st try: not diggin' it

Inspiration for my star came from ChippaSunshine. She has an awesome tutorial on her site. Check it out! Here is hers: 


I was too lazy to find my wood glue or glue sun. Each required climbing stairs...so lazy today! Went with Tacky Glue and haven't had any problems with it.



 I wanted my star smaller so I cut the paint sticks in half after I chopped off the rounded edge at the top. Instead of measuring each stick for its exact middle, I eyeballed it. (Again, lazy crafting day.) They didn't come out exactly even so my star has a wonky tilt to it, which I rather like. Gives it some charm.



Here is the first version with a Christmas ornament hanging in the middle. It wasn't quite working for me...not sure why since its one of my favorite ornaments. Guess it the two don't complement each other like I was hoping.


This is the lid for a take-n-back lasagna...after a good scrubbing! I traced the star ornament and cut out a star.



Using a thumb tac I punched holes all around the edge, then folded the star into a 3-D shape. Using a small length ornament holder I pinned it to the star and adjusted until I was happy with where it hung.



And here is the final version proudly displayed in my "star-studded" bathroom (see the toilet bowl cleaners below? Tacky photo bombers.)



Other star decorations in my "star-studded" bathroom:

Stars were a Craigslist Curb Alert find
found this quote somewhere online
paper from Michaels
         

11 comments:

  1. Awesome! Your star came out great! So glad it worked out. I love that quote and it is so true.

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  2. Adorable! I love that it worked out for you. All of my improvisations end in disaster. Don't even get me started on "The Great Staple Disaster" of 2011...

    Reese

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project at Simple & Sweet Fridays. The star is beautiful!
    Have A Happy Holiday Week!

    Jody

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! Happy Holidays to you, too!

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  4. Cute! Great job! I'd love you to come link up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  5. I love this idea, simple and chic. It's wonderful how many great things you can do with a little bit of time and twine :)

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  6. OMGosh you are so crafty!! I so have some twine but I'm not sure I can bust out a star that rocks like yours.

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  7. Your star turned out great. I really love the simple tinfoil one in the center. Thanks for sharing at Our Favorite Things. Have a great week.

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  8. What a great use for paint sticks! I usually just use them to mark the plants in my garden! Thanks for linking this up with the Farmhouse Style Blog Hop! www.greeneggsandgoats.com

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