Sunday, November 16, 2008

holy moly how cute is this star!?




my friend daisha requested a christmas craft idea, and i got to work. so daisha here you go! i am heading down to joanns tomorrow to buy a big red satin ribbon to hang it from!



you can buy these stars at most craft stores. i got this one at craft warehouse. you'll also need some scrap booking paper and some family pictures (the pictures are optional...you could just use the paper if you wanted.)


first you'll need to make a template for your pictures and paper. just place a piece of copy paper on top or your star and press all around the star so the paper creases where you want it to.

cut out your template


then cut your template into two pieces starting at the point.


use your template to trace your pieces onto your scrap booking paper...
(here is my sweet little craft slave hard at work)


and pictures. make sure you pay attention to the directions you want your pictures and scrap booking paper to lay.

i used a very little amount of tape to stick my pieces to my star as i went, to get an idea of how i wanted my pieces arranged. don't use a lot of tape or it won't come off the back of your paper and pictures without ripping it.


i thought the paper needed a little something....so i took some brown and black paint...mixed them together till i got the color i wanted...
(after this picture was taken lucy wanted to paint, and used pretty much the whole bottle of my brown paint, most of it got onto my table. love that girl.)



dab a paper towel into the paint...rub it onto a piece of tester paper till most of it has rubbed off...then rub it onto the edges of your paper.


mod podge oh how i love you


cover a point of the star with mod podge.



place your paper onto the point




cover with mod podge



i added the year to the end of a point so i wouldn't forget.


now go...craft


39 comments:

Barnes Yard said...

I'm freaking out...love it! AND you are my new favorite girl in blogland :)

Letti said...

I love it. I can't wait to see the tutorial. Where did you buy the star?

Daisha said...

Wow, you're quick . . . I didn't mean to put any pressure on you :)I love it and can't wait to see how to do it! It's even go tpics of your cute kids on it! Amazing!

Abby said...

LOVE IT! I WILL MAKE IT. Ohh....maybe as gifts for my friends?!!? Well, except you, because then you would know and that would be lame.

kpmattingly said...

I really like this idea! I think I will be going out looking for some stars!

Jeppson Clan said...

Ditto, on what everyone has said. It turned out amazing! Love it!

Biteofpunkinpie said...

i followed you from mr linky at Chris's just a girl blog...

holy cats that is the PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT thing to make for my mom this year. she is going to freak out! she collects star ornaments for her christmas tree! oh my gosh am i excited!

Ashley and Nolan said...

Way to go! That is so cute, and I am not sure I could replicate. What did we ever do in the world before Mod Podge came around? But you'd think they could think of a more normal name.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

What a great blog you have here! Thanks for sharing :)

Victoria said...

Oh wow, the star is awesome! Thanks for sharing step by step.

The Popes said...

that is so funny because i just happen to have a big brown star in my front room that i have been wanting to paint . . but once again . . .i am shown the better way! it's really cute with the pictures .. i love that added touch!

Wendy D said...

this is awesome. i need to find one of these stars....I guess i'm slow but where in a craft store do you find this???

Tanya said...

they are just those home decorating stars that you hang on your wall...you could check joanns or michaels...i have seen them at hallmark stores but they come in a big pack a lot of time. i got my star at craft warehouse which i don't think they have in seattle...i have heard they sell them at hobby lobby as well, but we won't have them here in the west...they have them online as well if you google tin home dec star or something...you may have to do some searching...sorry wendy

Jennspiration said...

Now, isn't that the cutest thing...ever! I love it! I've always wanted to do one of these, thanks for the tut.

chelsea said...

Very cute. I love the little pictures of Trey and Lucy. Cute.

The Jen said...

Your a good friend Tanya and a wonderful craftess. That is a word, even though I just made it up.

Wendy D said...

thanks tanya...i'm going to joanns this morning...by the way i'm making scrabble tile pendants for xmas...i'll post some picts after i xmas!! thanks for the fun ideas!

Laurie and Chris said...

What a cute idea!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

Kasey Hunt said...

I love it. I've also seen one where they made a star for a teacher and used all the kid's pics on the star. The teacher hung it over her desk.

Laura said...

Adorable! Love the pictures on it too - nice idea!

Chris said...

Not only is this a fantastic project, but I LOVE the paper you used! Thank you for sharing this!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I just followed a link over here and WOW! I love this project and I love your blog! I added you to my Reader and I'll be linking to this as well if you don't mind!

High Heels and a Sippy Cup said...

Oh the possibilities! I just love this crafty goodness. Very cool, lady!

Jenette said...

I am going to try this! It is so darling! Thanks for showing how to make it with pictures!

kari and kijsa said...

Love this!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

keelime said...

i love this idea! i am going to do this for my sisters. thanks again.

Michelle said...

TOO cute!

Pajama Mama said...

I'm so gonna have to try this! Thanks!

kristen

brandall said...

I linked over here from Just A Girl and this star is amazing! I had a quick question, did you use actual photos (on photo paper) or did you just print them out on regular paper? Thanks! Love this, you are very talented!

Tanya said...

Brandall-

I used acutal photo paper. You could also just print them out from your computer onto a heavier weight paper like a white cardstalk.

Greg and Stephanie Hanson said...

How did you print your pictures? Are they real pictures or just printed on your printer from home?

Tanya said...

Steph-

I printed them at home on my computer onto matte photo paper.

Kristen said...

I came over from Tip Junky. I love all your ideas. I can't wait to try them!

linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Way Cute!!

Robin said...

Okay that's just super fun! Thank you!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love that you put pictures on it! So cute - I can't wait to check out more of your blog.

Lindsey said...

I just wanted to let you know that I made this star and love it! I blogged all about your tutorial on my blog
http://mcaulayfamily.blogspot.com
I hope you dont mind!

Tess said...

Awesome and your tutorial makes it look so easy. Thanks!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I made this!!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Here is a link to my blog post about it http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-star.html