Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Paper Star Garlands

If you want an easy last minute kind of project, this one's for you!
 
It's a fun little paper star garland that I first saw on the
Mrs. Polly Rogers blog.  Hers are two dimensional, but
I decided I liked them just as well flat.
 
I used a few in a garland above a cabinet in the living room.
 
 
 
And a few vertical ones decorating an old birdcage.
 
 
 
I spent a night, (while watching Duck Dynasty on TV), tracing around
a star shaped cookie cutter on old book pages.  And them cutting them out.
 
Then I took them to my sewing machine and sewed them together.
They worked best when I sewed them star point to star point.

 
 

 
Then I decided that I should make a few using colorful scrapbook paper.
 

 
I hung them above my kitchen sink.

 
 

 
 
I've gotten more compliments on this little project.
 
Fast, easy, inexpensive. 
 
Perfect for this time of year!

10 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I just love those but the ones over your sink are just so adorable. I hope you have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh so pretty and I do love stars........nice and easy, thanks for sharing, Francine.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Mimi Sue: I love these little stars and seem so easy to make. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. Wouldn't that be funny if it were the same horse? Stranger things have happened..Happy Wednesday..Judy

The Gathering Place said...

The stars look fun and festive. I like a project that doesn't have too many steps-that way I can finish it!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The stars just give a festive feeling to everything, Mimi! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Kerin said...

Darling!!

I love watching "Duck Dynasty" too.
Gotta love that uncle Sy. What a character.

Maybe I'll get a chance to make some star garland this week.
Thanks for sharing.

Warm wishes....
K.

Robin said...

your star garland looks adorable.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your star garland looks so pretty in the window! That is an easy project. I've watched a few episodes of Duck Dynasty but it never really caught my attention.

June said...

Oh I want to do this Mimi! I love it! I might not get it done this year but next year I WILL :)I'm so glad you shared it.
Both of us with children in St. George, now that's cool.
Wishing you and your family the Merriest Christmas.
hugs...

VintageBettys said...

Very pretty! Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!