As most of you know, I love to shop, but I hate spending a lot on one item. I was at Joann’s the other day and saw some “dimensional” adhesive stars in the holiday section at Joann’s. They were originally priced at $15.00 and were on sale for $11.00 for eight stars. Bogus! It was just a cardboard star with a piece of clear plastic folded in half and glued in the middle. I could even see the glue through the clear plastic. I quickly headed to the back of the store where I knew they had wooden shapes. I bought 12 wooden stars of similar size for $0.29 each. I went over to the scrapbook paper section and picked out some paper. I could have been really frugal about it and used regular scrapbook paper, but I love sparkle so I splurged on glitter paper for $1.50 per sheet. I got two sheets of glitter paper and a sheet of holiday paper. For $7.08 plus tax, I made 12 custom made stars to suit the theme of our house. You could even be more frugal and make brown paper bag stars or use old Christmas wrapping paper.
|Using 3M Spray Adhesive, I sprayed my entire piece of Christmas scrapbook paper and stuck the stars on.|
|Using an Exacto knife, I cut the paper away from the sides of the stars. The stars would have looked nice like this if I attached them to a string to make a garland decoration. Maybe that will be a future project.|
|I gently folded the glitter stars in half, careful not to crease the paper. Using a quick drying glue, I simply glued the center of the glitter star to the wood star.|