You’re a star – mixed-media star ornament tutorial

A little while ago I made a bunch of origami stars out of old book pages.

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Even though I really liked those stars I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if I add a bit of paint, a few stitches with my sewing machine and some words. ;-) So I finally tried it ….

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… and loved it so much, that I made some more.

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I’m planning to use some of them as tags on Christmas gifts, some will go on a little Christmas tree and the rest will probably looks sweet in a window.

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If you wanna create your own mixed-media stars, you can. Just for you I filmed how I made them.

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But first, here’s a list of what I used. Of course, please feel free to swap out stuff or simply use what you have on hand. This is meant just as an inspiration.

List of materials:

-origami star made out of old book pages, instructions on how to fold the star can be found HERE
-gesso (alternatively white acrylic paint)
-sewing machine
-silver acrylic marker or acrylic paint
-white acrylic paint
-materials for mark making like old credit card, little tube cap, piece of drinking straw or similar
-decoupage glue or matte medium (if you don’t have either you can use any clear drying glue)
-printed out words or similar, scraps of fabric
-little silver stars or similar decoration
-button
-wire
-little glass bead(s)

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And this is how I made the stars:

I’m wishing you lots of fun making stars! If you make some, I’d love to see them! :-)

And if you have any questions, just ask in the comments!

 
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5 Responses to You’re a star – mixed-media star ornament tutorial

  1. D Davis says:

    I love your stars…thank you for the inspiration!!!

  2. Iris says:

    Liebe Ursula,
    den Stern habe ich gleich anhand einer YouTube Anleitung gefaltet :-).
    Meine Frage an Dich: Mit was pinselst Du in dem Video, um das Stück Stoff zu fixieren?
    Liebe Grüße, Iris

    • Liebe Iris,

      entschuldige bitte die späte Antwort. Ich klebe den Stoff und das Papier und auch die kleinen Silbersterne mit Decoupagekleber fest. (Serviettenkleber oder Modpodge geht auch.) Irgendein Kleber der durchsichtig trocknet und dann eine Art Schutzschicht bildet. Zur Not kann man sicher auch normalen Kleber nehmen. :-)

      Hoffe, das hilft.
      Ganz liebe Grüße und viel Spaß beim Ausprobieren,

      Ursula

  3. Liebe Ursula,
    ich hab keine Fragen, möchte “nur” meine Begeisterung für den wundervollen Stern und die inspirierende Video-Anleitung ausdrücken :)
    Fröhliche Festtage und alles Liebe,
    Stefanie

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