I remember a time when Christmas was marked by the arrival of December. Now, it’s the day after Thanksgiving.
And we Brits don’t even get to enjoy all the celebrations! No turkey for us, just the madness of Black Friday and all the media hype.
But hey! What do we care? Who needs Black Friday, when you can have a shining beacon of festive loveliness?
I can think of no better way to guide us stylishly towards the C-word than a wondrous, magical star.
Quick, simple and very bloody lovely, this project takes no more than 30 minutes of delicious, unadulterated, crafting Me Time. So crack open the Quality Street, bang on some Bing and craft yourself a seasonal star of wonder.
- Wooden star – Mine is 40cm tall and cost £12.99 from Fairways Garden Centre. Try Googling “wood tray star” or “wooden star box”.
- Baubles – following in the footsteps of last year’s bauble wreath, B&M came up trumps again with a selection of 40mm and 50mm baubles.
- Battery-operated micro or fairy lights – I recycled some from last year’s kitchen snow scene type arrangement.
- Glue gun and glue
How to make a bauble star
∗ Fire up your glue gun.
∗ Glue baubles to the base of your wooden star in a pleasing fashion.
∗ Add lights.
How easy was that?!
So, I wasn’t planning to glue in the baubles, because I had visions of changing out the colours every year, but Beloved very politely suggested those baubles might all fall out when I stood the star on its end.
He didn’t say, “I told you so” or laugh madly at ALL when he was proved right.
Not even once.
Since the intention was to recycle this decoration year after year, I decided on a selection of fairly neutral baubles in greys, silvers and whites. Then I added a little pop of blue from this year’s colour scheme by hanging a couple of baubles to the top and placing another in the bottom.
Oh! And were you wondering how I hid the battery pack for the lights?
Whoever invented that stuff was a bloody genius. I use it for SO many things…
Wobbly star on your tree? Blu Tac
Want to display lightweight temporary seasonal artwork? Blu Tac
Got an accessory on a surface that’s not quite level, or in danger of sliding? Blu Tac
I tell you, armed with Blu Tac and 3M Command Strips, I could re-style the world.
And I don’t just mean mine.
So what do you think of this latest project? Do you think you might be inspired to make your own festive bauble star? Let me know by dropping a comment below. Or, as always, come and join the chat on Facebook.
A hui hou,