Tuesday, October 23, 2007

seeing stars

stars by Pottery Barn


Ok, I went to the Pottery Barn online catalog today - btw, I LUV Pottery Barn stuff. There was a thread online about making stars, which is easy, and this item in PB. So, of course, I had to check it out for myself. WOW! PB is selling 3 paper stars for $24. Now, granted they are glittered and stitched, some are punched, so I know they are beautiful ... but it appears to be a challenge by Pottery Barn to all us papercrafters who know we can make stars too!



So, throwdown time! I'm making stars today, see what you think:

I made 5, 6 and 12 point stars out of SU! Wintergreen Designer Papers. Here are close up photos of each:
This 5 point star was the most difficult for me to fold. On the one above I cut the edges with scallop scissors. I really like that effect.

The 6 point above is easy, but I made a mistake and put adhesive in the wrong place ... see where I ripped it apart? Oops. It's not so obvious hanging up as it is in this photo.

The 12 point star is my favorite, I think. It is simply two 6 points put together. Hmmm .... looks like this one is just begging for a rhinestone in the center, don't you think so ? Guess I'll have to cut him {or her} loose and perform cosmetic surgery.

This last one is another 6 point star that I was just playing around with. I made it out of regular printer paper. I wanted to see how a hole punch would work. I think it turned out nicely. If I make another I am going to add glitter, but no stitching ... after all, I can't be just like the great designers at Pottery Barn!!

I estimate that a set of 4 six pointed stars cost me less than $1.00. They are 6 inches across and the perfect size to hang over the table from my dinning room light.

happy stampin'

Susan

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

Susan these are just wonderful. I'm still working on the holiday planner you put up earlier. Now you have another project ;-) Thanks so much for sharing.

Corie said...

OH my your star are absolutely gorgeous!!

Pegg S said...

Oh what pretty stars!! Your house is already so festive!

stampergirl said...

I'd be so grateful if someone could share the directions for these beautiful stars!!!