Home Made 3-D Stars


I'm in love with stars.  Last year I bought a 3-d star to hang in my kitchen

LOVE!!!!
So naturally, now I want more of them.  I decided to make my own.  I started with a foil oven liner 
like this:
  


and since I already had the star, I just traced around it with a sharp pen and cut out the shape.  If you don't have a star to work from, there are templates HERE



After cutting out the star, I molded it onto the tin star and used my finger nail to make the folds sharp so that they would hold their shapes.

If you don't have a star shape to work from, you need to make a crease down the center points and then a reverse crease in the sections between the points.


Here they are after spray painting with Rustoleum Espresso and sanding:


and for an added festive touch, I made another smaller star from some awesome Christmas wrapping paper I found in a sheet music pattern.  After cutting out the star, I just taped it onto the tin star with magic tape.

 TAH DAAAAAAAAAH!







Have a look at the link below, it lays the folding process out clearly and you can make your own paper 3-d stars!

http://www.highhopes.com/5pointstar.html

Happy decorating!!


42 comments:

  1. Oh this is brilliant! I love it! Thanks for the tute link as well!

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  2. Love this idea Anne! Great project and so easy too!Those are great to leave out even after the holidays!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. Love them Anne! I might have to make a couple for my Christmas mantel :0)

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  4. Really cute...and an oven liner...who would have thought? Pretty smart!

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  5. Fantasic idea, thanks for the tutorial.
    Thanks for stopping by my "Garland" blog post.
    Hugs
    Michele

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  6. Hi Anne ... love how you made the stars. I love decorating with stars. Must try this.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  7. What a great idea... I never knew how to do this before!

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  8. Beautiful stars, I love the dark color and the distressed feeling!

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  9. This is a great ides and I love it, so creative.

    Cynthia

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  10. What a GREAT idea! I love this.....and I am totally pinning it. I need this for my star tree next year!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  11. Awesome idea Anne! I love stars too and just might have to try this for myself. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. Your stars look fantastic. I like the 3-D effect.

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  13. That is just fabulous, my friend, thanks so much for showing us how it's done, too.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, cindy

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  14. Anne, your stars look fabulous! Love how you finished them with the sanded espresso paint over the metal - instant vintage treasures! :-)

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  15. Love this! I have often seen & wanted stars like this but, they cost so much.Thanks for sharing how you created these. Pinning it. I would love it if you dropped by & linked up sometime I am @ DearCreatives.com or just pop by anytime.

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  16. Your stars are LOVELY Anne!!!!
    Have a nice day!!!!
    Lorena

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  17. Anne...you did it again...you came up with an incredible idea!...love, love the stars...and YOU ARE THE STAR!!!

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  18. Wow what a cool project! Your stars look great love it!!!

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  19. Love your 3-d star Anne! Looks beautiful the way you have them displayed. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  20. SUPER sweet tutorial!!!! Pinning:) I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/upcycled-denim-christmas-stocking.html and Doily Tree to Vintage Farm House. Stop by!!!!

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  21. What a great tutorial, Anne--I want to try these out! And hey--congratulations for being most viewed for your project over at My Repurposed Life--brava!

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  22. Great idea and so cute result! I love the moka painted finish!!
    Thank you for share
    Silvia

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  23. Awesome idea!
    Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now.
    I would love it if you linked up your stars.
    The link is http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/12/01/12-days-of-christmas/

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  24. These are great, How smart of you go come up with how to make them, can't wait to try these for myself!!!
    -Jacque @ theDIYvillage.com

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  25. What a fun project and decoration, Anne!! I would love for you to link this post to my weekly Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

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  26. Ta-da- Fa la la la la! Nailed this star! Thanks for popping over and hooking up at the no Rules Christmas Partaaay!!
    Jen

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  27. Anne,

    I love this and love your stars. I should try this with some Hanukkah stars, but would have to do one more point. They look lovely.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  28. great idea!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy weekend to you!

    michele

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  29. Your stars came out great and love that they could be used for different seasons :)

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  30. Wow, I'm impressed with your stars! I really like the sheet music one. Also, I love your huge cabinet!!
    Susan

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  31. What a great idea--once again!!! Have to try this! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  32. This is such a great idea, Anne! I'd love to make some, but I don't know where in the world to buy an over liner like that. I don't think I've ever seen them before. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.

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  33. you know i love this thank you so much for linking it up with us!

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  34. What a sweet idea!! So economical too! Thanks Anne. :)

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  35. LOVE this idea!! I've noticed your stars in the past, I had no idea that you made them!

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  36. You're a star Anne Yeah, love how they look. Great idea using the oven liner, one bigger stronger piece of metal to use. Hopefully stronger than alum. foil? I'd love to find some of that music wrapping paper also.
    I'll be looking for those, wonder if Walmart has them. Love what you do no matter what it is since I found your blog. Merry Christmas. How is it in Canada, cold, lots of snow?

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    1. Thanks so much! I found the wrapping paper at Home Goods. Winter where I live has been warmer than usual and less snow - yay for me!!

      Have a wonderful Christmas! xox

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