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!



Comments

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

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

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

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

  5. I love it, nice twist to make it “yours”!

  6. 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

    http://www.betweenuandme.com

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

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

  9. 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!

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

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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

  12. 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. :)

  13. 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

  14. That is just to cute. Thanks for sharing.

  15. 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

  16. 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!

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

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

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

  20. Anonymous says:

    I really liked your article. cardiovascular

  21. Super cute. I love your ideas!

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