Wednesday, November 04, 2009

christmas star 2009

our 2009 Christmas star is finished and i couldn't wait to hang it in our home!



i used pictures from this past year, printed them out on card stock, and mod podged them on with the rest of the paper.



for the paper i used a K&Company Peppermint Twist Paper Pad.

They sell them at JoAnns for $14.99.

I couldn't find an example on their website but, I found a link here to show you what it would look like.



before i applied the top coat of mod podge, i made sure to write the year with a pen on one of the points of the star. i plan on making one each year.



click here for the directions i posted last year.

now go get yourself a metal star, some paper, and some mod podge and make yourself one of these. they make great Christmas gifts as well!

steal some pictures off your sisters blog and make her a Christmas star!



32 comments:

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Oh I LOVE this. It would make a perfect gift for the grandparents!

Thanks so much for the idea!
Kate

Erin J. said...

So cute! I love the idea of making a new one each year! Its my son's first Christmas this year and I am looking for neat traditions to start...thanks!

Tiffany said...

What a great idea. I just bought a metal star on 70% off & wanted to make it for Christmas. I wouldn't have thought to do pictures. I love the idea of making one each year! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

I made a lots of these in "mini's" last year for teacher gifts - they were a hit! Sadly Tanya, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to get my paper to line up like yours after being cut, I always get huge gaps! Help?

The Harris Family said...

Such a cute idea. I love that you are making one every year.

Abby said...

You've gone and done it again! And YES it would make a perfect gift for the grandparents!

~MeLiSsA~ said...

It is just beautiful! I made one last year after seeing yours for my daughter's teacher. I had another teacher friend take a photo of each kid in the class and applied them and wrote that they were her "superstars" since that is the school mascot. She said it was the BEST gift she ever recieved from a student!

Mine was not nearly as beautiful as yours but still cute. And of course I forgot to take a picture of it. :(

pam said...

I love this idea. I really do. How do you print pictures on cardstock? AND do I need one of those paper cutter contraptions?

lovinsanta said...

I owe so love this and hope to make one this year. Where do you get your stars from? I haven't found a place to get them cheap and how big is yours? Thanks

Thanks.
Heather

Steph said...

I did a star for the grandparents last year after seeing the post on your blog and it turned out great. Thanks for the awesome ideas,

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Oh, that's beautiful! I wish I had the patience to make one.

chelsea said...

I had so much fun making mine last year. I even got a baby sitter. :)

Katarina said...

Greetings from the small country of Estonia. It is simply tremendous idea for Christmas holidays. Thanks

Joan J said...

I think perhaps you should make THREE each year. Put two aside, so when your kids grow up & move out, you can send the ornaments along with them to decorate their first Christmas tree away from home. My oldest won't be home this year :-( because he is a newlywed, and they are saving $$$$ this holiday. We are in CHicago, and he is in Seattle. So I will have to go there sometime in the cold, cold winter, and harass them at THEIR house! But I do wish I had made ornaments for each of my children, as they are all getting OLD!!! (Youngest turned 18 this week)

Joan

Sarah Lou said...

This is just so stunning. Its such an effective way to say christmas!

Priority Health Chiropractic and Massage said...

this turned out perfectly.

Shanade said...

These are adorable. I wish I could think of things like that on my own. I'll certainly be making one of these.

By the way, I have a little blog award for you to pick up on my blog. I hope you don't mind.

jenjen said...

So cute. I love that you used pictures. Adorable!

XOXO
Jen

Amy said...

This is lovely and so unique! Great idea!

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. Cute idea--these stars are everywhere. The craft paper is a nice change from spray paint.

pk said...

That is very cute and I love the way you personalized it with the photos! Woucl have never occurred to me. Great job!

pk @ Room Remix

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a great idea, I really love this. Thanks for sharing!

asdeese said...

I just made my first Christmas star for my mom and I LOVE it! I can't bare to wait until Christmas to give it to her b/c I want her to enjoy it now!! What an amazing and creative idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

Next we are working on one for my MIL that will include children & grandchildren. I am so excited to give these!!!!

PeavoyMom said...

EVERY TIME I read your blog I think that you are the most amazing person! Thank you so much for this. I'm about to go Christmas Star Crazy!

Tess said...

I love this years star even better than your first one. Well done. I found you through modpodgerocks. Love your blog.

Centsational Girl said...

Tanya, this is so amazing. You must come on over and link up to my Ornament Party today... everyone must see this ! It's so fabulous.

Ms. Kate
http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/12/an-ornament-party/

HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

I used your tutorial to make a star for my bedroom with a red, white & blue theme on a paper mache star--turned out beautiful!! Thanks so much for the helpful instructions. Now I'm looking forward to making some more for gifts.

Love your blog! Merry Christmas.

heicoc said...

I love this idea! I have several of the already decorated stars and now I need to head to the Flower Factory and pick up some plain ones to make....maybe a nice Mothers Day gift for my mom! I wonder if I could do this with my Christmas tree topper star.....

Thanks for the great idea!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I have to tell you that I have been wanting to make one of these since I saw them at Christmas time. I want one that I can hang all year round. But, anyways, I featured you on my friday favorites...thanks for sharing this great idea!!!!
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Mark said...

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Mary Jo said...

I made the star over the weekend with my girlfriends. Love it. Thanks!

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