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Monday, October 31, 2011

The Stars at Night, Are Big and Bright....

I'm finally getting around to posting the tutorial on the nursery star. I'm afraid blogging and projects are going to be a little slow going around here until we get a handle on this two under two thing...

This project started with an old copper star I had gotten years ago. I bought it for $3 back when we lived in New York and I was dying for something Texas-y in our apartment. It's been sitting in Elijah's room all lonely and forgotten, so I decided to spruce it up. I had some leftover scrapbook pieces from making the letters above Elijah's crib, so in true DIY fashion, I decided to use what I had.
First I got some scrap plywood (I feel like I say that in every blog post. One day we WILL run out of scrap plywood).  I placed the star on it and traced around it, making the plywood star a little bigger. 

I would have used a ruler, but I believe the toddler got a hold of it - which means it's probably stuffed in a dresser drawer or bookshelf somewhere. Anyway, I got resourceful and used the DVD case from one of my husbands college courses.

Then I grabbed the jigsaw (out of our newly organized mini garage!) and cut out the star.

Then I grabbed my materials...the star, the scrap paper pieces, a small paintbrush and some decoupage glue (off brand Mod Podge).

The husband wasn't coming home that night, the boy was in bed, and I felt some catching up in Teen Mom was much needed. Here is what my evening looked like...
(Try not to be jealous of my sweet internet-less, camera-less, text-less phone - you know you miss the simplicity!)

The  process was really simple, I just coated the back of a paper piece in decoupage glue, put it on the star, and wrapped it around the back. I didn't worry about the center - the copper star is going to cover that up. The hardest part was folding the points juuuust right so that they didn't look all jacked up.
It may have been a simple process, but it still took awhile - four Teen Mom episodes to be exact.

I coated the whole thing in decoupage glue to finish it off then just put a nail in it and hung the star!
Here is the final product, I really like the way it turned out.

Here it is on the ever changing shelf (I just now noticed those loose screws, this is Domestic Imperfection, though... )


And some close up shots....


Next up will be the decoupaged name letters above the crib (now that I know what name to use!) and the collection of little stars...

And then we leave the nursery (finally!) and get back to work on the kitchen!


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20 Comments:

At October 31, 2011 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Simply Beautiful Now said...

I like how the edges of your star coordinate with the room...lovely!

 
At October 31, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Rachel said...

Very cute. I love it. It adds so much to the room.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

 
At November 1, 2011 at 11:53 AM , Blogger Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautifully done! Layering the two stars was a smart move and clever. Love the subtle colors with the copper star.

 
At November 1, 2011 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Christie, Describe Happy said...

Neat idea, I like the layering and it's fun to visit your blog.

 
At November 1, 2011 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Leslie said...

I love it, nice twist to make it "yours"!

 
At November 3, 2011 at 2:07 AM , Blogger Between U & Me said...

I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too! :D

www.betweenuandme.com

 
At November 3, 2011 at 5:16 AM , Blogger Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

It's awesome! I would love for you to link up to “It’s a Party” going on right now!
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

 
At November 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM , Blogger L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I like the contrast between the paper back and the copper star. You did a great job!

 
At November 3, 2011 at 10:02 AM , Blogger G Inspires said...

I love the name Levi...that was almost my sons name but we ended up naming him after his grandfathers! I also love the star theme in the nursery, I wish I did more DIYs when I was setting up our nursery...it would be so different!

 
At November 3, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Marie said...

Super cute! Layering the stars add so much! So glad you linked up with us at Show & Share!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

 
At November 4, 2011 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

wow this is awesome!!!! I LOVE IT:)

 
At November 5, 2011 at 7:40 PM , Blogger ~The Bargain Babe said...

Such a creative idea with the star, not one that i would have ever come up with!

Congrats on the baby!

Oh yeah, and I am your newest follower. :)

 
At November 7, 2011 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Kindra-At Home With K said...

I just love the extra step you did to the traditional barn star! Great job!
I featured your star on this week's Terrific Under Ten!
http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2011/11/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-37.html

 
At November 9, 2011 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Pam said...

That is just to cute. Thanks for sharing.

 
At November 9, 2011 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Kara said...

Love how you layered it on the wood. It turned out so dang cute! I am featuring it today at Creations by Kara.
http://www.creationsbykara.com/2011/11/look-what-i-made-linky-party-11-9-2011.html

 
At November 11, 2011 at 12:02 AM , Blogger Sugarr2518 said...

I have a star just like that in my living and I was thinking about replacing it with something else, but maybe I will have to try something similar to this. Thanks for sharing with us!

 
At November 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM , OpenID beautyunfurled said...

I love it! Now to find a big copper star for only $3...

 
At November 11, 2011 at 4:21 PM , Blogger The mum of all trades said...

It is fabulous! You are a busy lady with two at that age and still finding time to blog.

 
At November 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Janny said...

Very impressive- both the star and your ability to make it with little ones calling for you too. It's really cute.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 9:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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