Welcome back everyone! Are you exhausted and reveling in your Black Friday Bargains?
I thought of many of you as I lazily read the paper, sipped a hot cup of coffee and shopped online. :)
Hope you found some great deals!
Even if it wasn't a super-amazing-black-friday-deal, today's project definitely falls into the "bargain" category!
It had been a while since I'd stopped into the Dollar Store to see what was popping up for the holidays.
I was immediately drawn to these stars, which is weird. I mean, Santa (no offense, bro) is certainly festive and all, but totally not my style.
But, the stars' overall shape reminded me of nice barn stars, and they were metal, not plastic, so I thought they had some potential. And I liked the twine hanging loops already on them - I wouldn't have to add/change those, which was nice.
So, I bought 3.
Sorry, Santa, but you're getting a makeover.
This project went so fast, I didn't even take "during" pictures - it's that simple.
1) I wiped down the stars and gave them a quick coat of bronze spraypaint to cover up Mr. Claus.
2) Once dried and cured, I took one star and gave the front side a cover of spray adhesive.
3) I stuck burlap to the adhesive (it dries sooo fast!)
4) I trimmed around the burlap edges, tucked them under the sides and adhered with hot glue.
And now, my Nativity has a nice north star for their "manger".
Mary and Joseph are super thrilled, can't you tell? :)
Step 5 is optional, but I covered the back of the star with brown kraft paper to cover up my handiwork. I like a finished edge, people.
I also just tucked the twine hanging loop down behind this star - I didn't want to cut it off in case I'd like to hang the star somewhere else later on.
I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm a fickle decorator. :)
I opted not to cover the other two stars in burlap for now, because I have another [potential] project in mind. But I like how this one turned out so much, they may just have the same fate!