Showing posts with label 5 point star. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 5 point star. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

5 Point 3D Star Tutorial

Barn stars have become the "token" primitive art to embellish your abode with. You see them on siding, doors, illustrations on cards and tapestries. I've found a way to make my own out of paper!! This instructions I used are HERE. For fun, I made my own instructions. It goes a little something like this:
You'll need a square of paper.

Once unfolded, you are going to  have to shape it into the star. The big trick I find the most helpful it to make the "valley fold" between the star points folded inward . And, in line with each point is a "mountain fold"....just make sure that it stays pointed up. 

Now, even as I write this I am considering dozing off (the truth is, I have already done it 3 times....and I wake up after a few seconds of silence and look at the screen and the post now says, "iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijhbh" because of the weight of my hand. I need to go to bed earlier. Back to the star......I was thinking. I am too busy right now to do a fun project with this star....but I would love to see what you can come up with. If you make something with this tutorial, let me know!! I will feature the post I like the best next week!!

I shared this tutorial at these fantastic Linky Parties:

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

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Beyond The Picket Fence

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


Its So Very Cheri
The DIY Show Off

The Girl Creative
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The Boardwalk Bragfest
Show and Tell Green

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

4th of July Craft Collection

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I've been busy as a bee making some 4th of July Crafts, wanna see?? 



 Here's a simple Betsy Ross-ish flag ( I made 12 stars instead of the traditional 13). For this craft all you need is:

Small rectangular piece of wood
red, white, umber, and blue paint

I just found a good picture of a Betsy Ross flag and went to town. I sketched it briefly with a pencil and then painted the stripes area all white and the stars area all blue, letting the areas dry before adding any more. Then, I added red stripes and white stars. I did this on all sides of the wood block for some consistency.  When everything was dry, I did mixed some raw umber and water and did a light wash over the whole piece to give it some aging. I let is dry and Voila!! All done.


Just today I made a little 3d star garland. Simple and easy. HERE is the link for the 5 point star pattern. It's really basic and if you have the time I am sure you can do something A LOT better than what I did. Still, it's fun!!

Last but not least is a fun one for kiddo's. I currently host a craft time at my local library and this was our most recent project (that we'll finish this week).  What you need to make it is:
Card Stock
Black Paint
Color a piece of card stock with as much crayon color as you can like this:

You want every bit of paper showing through covered with crayon. Once finished, paint it entirely with black paint and let it dry. Once it is completely dry, use something pointy to scratch your design on the surface. I went for fireworks to go with the 4th of July theme.  The trick to this craft is that the paint cannot adhere to the wax from the crayons, so it is easily etched away. Fun, eh??

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