Hello! Emily Pitts with you today, I have a project I'm rather proud of. I have a lot of paper and glue and such, but rarely do I make anything but scrapbook pages and cards. I have bought supplies, like say, a grapevine wreath, to make wreaths in the past, but those projects never came to fruition.
Until this year.
I blame Better Homes and Garden magazine.
I've been subscribing to BHG since I was first married. I love how all the houses they feature are sooooo beautifully decorated. It gives me something to aspire to. I love their gardens, I love their health tips. Occasionally, I'll even make a recipe, or try out a decorating tip or two. But this year, I saw this star ornament and knew I had to give it a whirl.
If you go to the BHG website, you can print off the pattern and directions to make this star. I've tried making a 3D star before, let me save you the trouble, go print this off :) It was so much easier than what I tried to do on my own. Each star took me about 5 minutes to make, start to finish. I used nice heavy duty patterned papers from Authentique's Christmas line, Festive, some Scotch Quick-dry liquid adhesive, my paper scorer, and scissors. So very easy.
Once I finished making a bunch of stars, I wrapped my grapevine wreath in some ribbon and started arranging the stars, overlapping and grouping them. I used my hot glue gun to attach them, then randomly inserted some Maya Road Kraft Shipping Tags between the stars. It needed a little more, so I added some Die Cut Kraft Doilies, also from Maya Road. Finally, I punched a few more smaller stars, dipped the edges in some glass glitter and tucked them in to fill any holes.
I love how it turned out. It's going to be a gift for a friend, but I'm so tempted to make another one for me! It took my about 3.5 hours from start to finish, about the same amount of time it takes me to make a layout.
I hung it on my door to take pictures and a mom of one of my piano students wanted me to teach a class on how to make one, NEXT year. Wow :) Thanks BHG!