Saturday, November 15, 2008

easy 3-D star ornament

I promised you an easy-to-make ornament, so here it is! I even included the pattern. How easier could it get?

For my star, I used a 4.25 x 8 sheet of SU Baja Breeze cardstock and stamped on it to make my own designer paper, but you could easily make this with a sturdy double sided designer paper if you didn't feel like stamping. I used the Flurries clear stamp set from Basic Grey to stamp all over both sides of the paper. I used Perfect Plum ink for the swirls, and then stamped the scrolls in white craft and embossed them with iridescent ice embossing powder. I added some lavender stickles to the ends of the swirls for a little more sparkle. Trust me when I say that the photos don't do this ornament justice. It sparkles like crazy in real life!

To make one for yourself, print out the pattern (shrink or enlarge it depending on what size star you want to make) and cut out the star. Trace the star twice onto whatever paper you want to use and cut them out. Cut the indicated line to the middle of each star, and join the stars by threading the lines together until they meet in the middle. Punch a hole in the tip of one of the points, and thread a length of cord through the hole to make your hanger. Easy, huh?

I made a bunch of these at work a few years ago, and hung them from the ceiling of my office. It made the room nice and festive for the holidays, and didn't take that long to do.

If you decide to use my pattern to make some ornaments of your own, leave me a link in the comment section so I can ooh and ahh over your creation. I'd love to see what everyone comes up with!


Wanda. said...

So pretty. TFS

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