July 07, 2011

30 minute Thursdays...a fabulous star decoration...

Another Thursday quick project today...how to use what we learned on Monday's Bubbly Scrumptious Blog posting...not to make a starbook...but to adapt it to make a rather fabulous star shaped decoration! These are great for parties, children could even do them...and they'd be super for Christmas fairs if you want to use a little bit of stash to raise a whole load of cash! :0)

Firstly, cut yourself 21 strips of double sided pp, to the sizes listed below. This is really quick if you use your paper trimmer.

Secondly, use a wet glue to stick the sections together...one strip of each size, glued as shown below with a little glue on either end.

When your sections are all glued together, stack them by glueing one on top of another adding the glue as shown below:


Now add some ribbon with some strong tape and glue the first section to the last section, opening the star out to form the shape.


Your star should now look like this!


Add a flowery embellishment to the middle of the star with a generous amount of glue...this will help to stabilise the points if you've used thinnish pp...but it looks lovely even if you don't need it!

Finally, hang your decoration up...this one is going to go to my sister and her hubby to decorate the nursery they are preparing for their much anticipated baby...


Warning:
You may well be asked to make lots of these...people do seem to be disproportionately impressed with the skill required to achieve these babies...but i won't tell if you don't!! ;0)

11 comments:

Louise said...

oooo, I like this and will definitely have to give it a go.

Michelle said...

Love.... tutorials, many thanks for sharing, love the idea that it's not for Christmas only.

vixen said...

These are fab, Like the idea of making some for xmas decorations :)

Ali said...

Thank you, I think that could become a favourite here :)

misteejay said...

That is so pretty - TFS.

Toni xx

Shoshi said...

Wow Alix, that's really pretty! And for so little work, too. Thanks for sharing the tut.

Emy said...

Great idea. I've made star books in the past and I've never thought to use the technique like this. Thanks for sharing

Claireliz said...

This is gorgeous Alix.
C
xx

Claireliz said...

This is gorgeous Alix.
C
xx

sutty said...

Fab decoration it looks great :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is superb. Have pinned it . Here is the pin link : Party Decorations tutorial