These star ornaments will sparkle when you add light-catching rhinestones and glass buttons to the felt.
- Cut progressively smaller stars for the ornaments from dark blue, aqua, and white felt. (Our biggest star is 4x5/8-inches wide.) Cut progressively smaller flower and circle shapes from different colors of felt, referring to the photo as a guide.
- Embellish the largest flower with French knots. Stitch a rhinestone button to the smallest blue circle, then sew a small glass button to each point of the star ornament.
- When you're finished adding the embellishments, stack the felt shapes, working from largest to smallest, and adhere together with fabric glue.
- Thread a ribbon trhough the shank of one of the small glass buttons to hang the star ornament.
Scrapbookers and Christmas crafters will adore making these simple paper-and-chipboard star ornaments.
- Cut out old sheet music and glue to the glossy white side of a small chipboard star. Using an ink-blending tool, blend red ink onto the sheet-music-covered star, starting at the edges.
- Print a Santa face from a clip art website, cut out, and secure to the center of the star with two adhesive dots.
- Make the banner by cutting a 1/2x3-1/2-inch strip from ecru print scrapbooking paper. Cut an inverted V into each end of the strip, then accordion-fold the ends. Print a holiday phrase (we used "Merry Christmas") on ecru paper and cut to fit slightly smaller than the banner. Glue the strip to the banner; add the banner across Santa's beard.
- Cover a large chipboard star with double-sided adhesive tape; trim excess. adhere the small star to the center of the large star with two adhesive dots. Sprinkle ultrafine German glass glitter over the large star, shaking off excess.
- Punch a hole in the top and add a wire-hanging loop to display this sparkling star ornament on your tree.
Already feathered with metallic sheen, silver chenille stems just need a little twist to become enchanting, easy-to-make snowflake star ornaments.
- Gather seven chenille stems. Coil one of the stems by pinching one end, then rolling it in toward the other for the center of the snowflake star ornament.
- Fold the other six chenille stems to form the desired shape you'd like your snowflake star ornament to make. Twist one end of each of the six together, then hot-glue the coiled stem to the center of the twisted stems.
- Seal the ends with hot glue to hold the shape in place; let dry. Hang the star ornament on your tree with a small length of metallic cord.
Make a standout three-dimensional star ornament from thin sheets of crafting foam with our simple pattern. Get the materials, instructions, and pattern needed for this star ornament project below.
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Quick Ways to Redo Old Ornaments
Breathing new life into old ornament is something that you can take all the credit for and not only does it make it glamorous, but it makes it nice and shimmery on your tree or in a beautiful display bowl. I'm Sandra Lee, and I've got a fabulous project for you today. If you've got old scuffed up, yucky, old ornaments; do not throw them away, because this is a great project that is simple and fast, and best of all, inexpensive. One of the things I love working with is Mod Podge, and this is great for this project. What I want you to do is just go ahead and put some of this onto a paper plate so that you can get to it easily. That is a great amount. Now, there's a couple of things I wanna show you before I start here. This is an old yucky ornament. I want you to notice that this is scuffed up. Part of the scuffing just came over time, but part of the scuffing came from ultrafine sand paper, which is what you have to do to make Mod Podge stick to a shiny ornament. This is what we're gonna create. Pretty beautiful, don't you think? And it's simple to do. Now, while I was in the craft store getting the Mod Podge, I saw these beautiful little beads, and everybody knows that I love the monochromatic look, but you need to give it a little bit of punch and pizzazz. So, I grabbed the package of multicolored beads to give it those beautiful jewel tones, and I thought about maybe a teaspoon in here or tablespoon, I should say, and mix it around, and that is really gonna make my colors pop. Now, I've already started a beautiful blue ornament here, and one of the tricks with doing this project is once you get one side done, like this, you need to let it dry completely before you finish the other side. Now, I'm just gonna take a sponge and my Mod Podge and put that over the ornament. This has already been scuffed up just enough to hold the Mod Podge. Make sure that you put this on nice and evenly, and you get all the open spaces, all the way up to your tip. Just like this. Now, what I wanna do is hold my ornament over my bowl of beads and just simply sprinkle those on and look at how quickly this comes together. Pretty fun. This is a great project for kids, and you know what? You get to take all the credit for a pretty fabulous ornament without spending a whole lot of money. This is gonna look fantastic on your tree. You know what? You can do these in any color at all. The important thing is the base color that you're working with. These are gonna be just glorious on my tree! I cannot wait to go hang them up! And everybody here at bhg.com wishes you a very healthy, happy, and shimmery holiday season.