Monday, November 29, 2010


Star light,
Star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish, I wish tonight!
If I were to wish upon a star at this very moment my wish might be that Christmas would come just a tad bit slower as indicated on the paper star in the photo below...Every year I think I am going to get a jump on things and have many things done in advance so I can just savor this season but it never seems to happen quiet that way. I am swept up in the tide of making, baking, decorating, and celebrating, all my good intentions of slowing down thrown out the window while getting caught up in the spirit of creating a memorable holiday.

A tattered tinfoil star brought everything into perspective for me this weekend and as much as I want to tell you about it, I am saving that story for later in the month, for I must choose my words wisely in the telling of its tale and I must hug its story my own heart just a little bit longer. In the meantime I wanted to share another star with you, an ornament tutorial that I think you will enjoy.
Last year I found this star tutorial and printable pattern at Lost Button Studio. I am making up a few this year too and thought you might enjoy them as well. My only tips to making these are: use card stock as a base and glue decorative paper over that to give them the weight they need to hold the folds and not flatten out (I used spray glue to adhere my paper and card stock) and to keep the hold I turned the ornament over and added a generous dollop of hot glue to the center and placed a decorative button over the glue to cover it (I like the back pretty too!), this helps cement the folds and holds the ornament in shape better. Have fun folding and embellish away!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Lady Jane said...

Another great tut. I found some music note ribbon for my front door wreath and will fill the house with your marvelous music note ideas with Christmas music playing in the background. A nice way to see Christmas in this year. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas. Blessings. Lady Jane

Vee said...

So lovely! I'd love to have the time to make a banner with these, but I'm afraid that I am in the same boat you are. Perhaps it's a Christmas in July moment.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet friend!! These are so gorgeous! I love them and would love to give the pattern a try ~ I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Sandy...sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Marie said...

I love your music sheet star ornament! I'm making something made of music sheets also, but not as gorgeous as yours. Thanks for visiting me last week!

Amy said...

I just love stars and these are very cute
My tree is covered in stars and birds
just love it.

sonya said...

I just love these stars you made! And the sheet music is perfect.
Have a great week.

Lynn Richards said...

Gorgeous, Sandy.
I am feeling the same way....I hate making Christmas things early, but now here it is and....well, there are about 100 other items I want to try and make. I think I'll make a list of what I'd like to make and see what happens!

Lululiz said...

Thanks for the link to the tutorial, those stars look so nice.

Luna and Luzie said...

Your stars are all so lovely. Thank you for all the beautiful ideas and tutorials. I enjoyed it much!!!

myletterstoemily said...

so many lovely stars! i especially love the
musical paper ones, as i am a musician.

i can't wait to hear your treasured story.

merry Christmas,

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Oh your star is beautiful. And now looking farther in the past posts all your work is beautiful. So, thanks for commenting on my post which in turn led me to your blog- a new place to visit and learn from.
thanks, tammy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your stars are so pretty, thanks for sharing!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Terri said...

Hi Sandy, I was sent over here by Vee! I am in love with your site and am going to follow your blog! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I happen to be one of the lucky recipients of one of Sandy's stars. :-) It hangs in my studio! It's to be moved to the living room for Christmas! Thank you, Sandy, for this treasure you sent along with the birdhouse in our exchange earlier this year.
Blessings, dear lady!

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