Dec 8, 2011

Snowy Star Ornaments

 Yesterday was Boden's kindergarten Christmas concert.

His class did so great, my cheeks hurt by the end of their performance from smiling too hard. They were all so adorable, and so excited to wave at all their loved ones in the audience, cheering them on.  Man, if you're ever grumpy, go watch a bunch of five year-old's sing and say poems and ring little bells, they'll adjust that attitude in no time!

As a thank you to Boden's teacher for doing such an amazing job with my boy in his first steps into school, I made her a little set of these snowy star ornaments.  They're simple and sweet, and would work nicely with pretty much any decor style.

Here's the stinkin' easy how to:
(please excuse the gross lack of was after dark and I was lazy)

Step one:
If you're like me and can't draw a symmetrical star to save your life, find one you like online and print it out to use as a template.

Step two:
Trace the star onto a thin piece of cardboard.  I used a cereal box.

Step three:
Cut the star out and punch a hole where you'd like the ornament to hang from.

Step four:
Spray paint both sides of the star silver.
-you can skip the spray painting if you really want to, I just didn't want any of the graphics from the cereal box to show through on the finished product.

Step five:
Brush the star with Mod Podge and press into a small pile of epsom salts.

Step six:
Let dry, and brush with a heavy coat of Mod Podge to seal in salts.  That way you're not sending a messy ornament into someone else's home.

Step seven:

Once the Mod Podge is dry, tie the ornament with a ribbon and hang it up or wrap it pretty and give it away.

And that's that!  Paired with a plate of baked goods and a nice card, I think it's a lovely gift to share.

Be blessed,

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Craftberry Bush said...

love epsom salts and their snowy look...:)

Trish said...

so pretty!

Linda :) said...

Love it!!!! Nice job :)

h. rae said...

I would have loved to have been there watching your little guy! Sounds simply adorable! Kids make me light up, too.

This ornament is so cute! We just got our tree two days ago. Thanks so much for linking up with me, Jen!

Devonay said...

I loved this so much, I'm featuring you on my blog (Lumpkin and Me) today! Thanks for sharing!