Tuesday, November 23, 2010

All That's Bright - Star Ornaments

These vintage inspired ornaments are so easy to make that you will want to make a whole bunch to hang on your tree or give as gifts.

Materials Needed:
Metal Star Ornaments (but you can use paper mache too)
Ivory Spray Paint
Clear Adhesive Spray
Mica Snowflakes
Vintage Sheet Music
Christmas Images
Silver Glass Glitter
Glue for Glitter
Hot Glue Gun
E6000 Glue
Circle Punch
Lace or Ribbon Pieces

1. Spray paint front and back of ornaments – letting dry between each coat.
2. Use spray glue and coat both sides evenly then dip into mica snowflakes. Shake off extra and let dry.
3. Cut 2 strips of vintage sheet approximately 1 ½” wide by length of sheet, tearing 1 side. Accordion fold the stripe of paper approximately ¼” wide for the folds. Repeat with the 2nd strip. 4. Punch a circle of paper. Glue ends of each strip and then forming into pleated circle with torn edge to the outside. Add glue to the punched circle and glue on back to hold in place.
5. Punch Christmas images out – add Stickles – let dry. Once dry edge image circle with glitter glue and add Silver Glass Glitter to edges. Then glue to the front of pleated circle.
6. Use E6000 to glue pleated circle to ornament – let dry.
7. Finish by adding vintage pieces of lace or ribbon. This is a great way to use small remnants.
I have so enjoyed creating this Christmas Ornament Tutorial and I hope you enjoyed it too. Look for more inspiring holiday tutorials.

Have a creative day, Sheila.


Unknown said...

Beautiful ornaments! I wouldn't have guessed the process was so simple. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

They are so pretty! I think it is cool how so many women have been doing more hand made crafts in the past 2-3 years. Even better when they are USA made. Thanks for sharing....Julian

vintage girl at heart said...

Too cute..I would have never thought to use plain stars and doll them up like this!!

Lisa Lotte said...

Thanks for sharing! They look so cute... I consider them a christmas present for my mum ;)

Jeanne said...

Sweet tutorial Sheila!!!

Leah C said...

A perfect little project for Christmas!

Casii said...

Fun project! Hope to be able to try it soon!

Hearts Turned said...

Wonderful tutorial for these beautiful ornaments, Sheila! Think I'll get busy and make some...I have just about everything to do them already--yay!

Thanks so much for sharing & inspiring...


Linda Jo said...

Love this!! So simple and so very pretty!!!

ScrapAddict said...

Love the tutorial!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, this is a really cute ornament. Thank you!


Erica said...

This is beautiful! Great idea.

Michelle said...

too cute! you made it look so simple! Thanks!

Little Pink Studio said...

Thanks for sharing this with us!

linnea-maria said...

This was just my kind of christmas ornament! Thanks for this perfect tip! Hugs /Therese

Unknown said...

Pretty!Yay I already have some stars!


Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Very pretty!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Laurie said...

These are very cute and fun Sheila!

Pamela said...

I came here from A Dusty Frame and oh, how I'm enjoying my visit. A beautiful blog with projects I want to try. Bless you for sharing it all.