Thursday, December 10, 2009

Paper Stars~Ornament Tutorial

Hello my friends! What a great day it is looking to be.
For those of you wanting the recipe to the cookies, I will try and post that tomorrow. My friend Lindsey came up with the idea to add butterscotch. It was a brilliant move. My peanut butter cookies were already pretty stinkin good but with the butterscotch chips... it transformed them into something totally different and scrumptious.
To answer a few questions from some of my latest comments...
~My fabric stash. My Grandmother was a crafter, she had boxes and boxes of fabric. A few years after she died my Aunt gave me all her boxes since I did so much sewing. Every time that I use some of her fabric that I feel nostalgic and happy that I can pass that love of handmade on to others. :)
~I will attempt to get some hot pads made up for my etsy. I have been running crazy lately, so it might take me a couple of days and it might be today. I will just have to make my list up and see what I can get checked off. :)
***Edited to add... I added the one I made yesterday to my shop! I hope to get more made up soon! :)***
Now... I hope you enjoy the stars... I made these up last year and they are so fun I thought I would share the tute with you again.

Start with, some card stock, double sided tape, some scissors, and a ruler, the buttons and glue are optional. :)
Cut 6 two-by-two inch squares in the colors of your choice, I am a traditional gal. I LOVE red and green.
Take one of your squares and fold it in half
Now fold it in half the other way, and now fold into a triangle
This is the only tricky part.
Fold the outer edges of your triangle towards the middle
Until you have this...
Whew... the hard part is over, it is all down hill from here :)
Do all six squares the same way
Now grab your double-sided tape and get ready to stick.
Hold one of your squares/diamonds and put one small piece of double stick tape on the center of the outside, like so
Now take an alternating color (if you choose) and stick in the same direction onto your first square, so they are both opening in the same way.
Continue this process until all six are stuck together.
Woohoo, we are almost there! :)
When you let go your 'accordion' star will open backwards, that is what it should do, bring it on around until it touches.
Take a last piece of double stick tape and attach the first and last sides together
Once attached you are ready to punch a small hole in the top and run a happy ribbon through and hang on your tree.
Or you can adorn your star by gluing a rhinestone or button to the middle.
Have fun!
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My Cup Runneth Over...
Chas

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