A Star At Home

I love going to gift shops and markets to find unique treasures. I see fabulous wonderful items and I often think, “I can make that!”. Browsing Pinterest creates the same reaction–how many projects have you thought you would/could/should make from Pinterest?

Well, here's to starting!!  I will selling these in my booth at Patchwork this coming weekend and will have several different styles available.

This altered star is a mish mash of ideas I have seen all over crossed with an affinity I have for stars. I have several large metal stars around my house and when I saw the “Star, 5 Point 3-D” Sizzix die I had to have it!! 

I created the base from chipboard using the die and then set to decorating. A little paint, a few elements from patterned paper, a beaded spray, and some bits and pieces all came together to make a shabby piece, perfect for anyone's mantle or home. 

Finally, I attached a Connie Crystal chandelier crystal with Octagon Chain to the bottom of the star for a blingy, sun catcher. This can be hung on a door, wall, or hook — here I set the top of the ribbon hanger onto a candle stick and set a 3″ wide candle on top to hold the star in place. The crystals catch the light from the burning candle and set the walls aglow!


  • Tombow Power Tabs
  • Connie Crystal Octagon Chain
  • Connie Crystal Chandelier Crystal
  • Jump Ring – Blue Moon Beads
  • Star, 5 Point 3-D Die – Sizzix
  • Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer – Clearsnap
  • White Paint – Delta
  • Seam Binding, Lace, Unknown
  • Flower Trim – Making Memories
  • Beaded Sprays, Flower, Twine, Clothespins, Leaves – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
  • Frame – Melissa Frances
  • Patterned Paper – Canvas Corp
  • Heart Punch – Stampin' Up!
  • Watering Can Die Cut – K & Company

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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  1. This is a precious piece of decoration..blessings for a prosperous outcome at the craft festival. My condolences from the heart on losing your Grandmother..prayers for you and the family being sent your way.

    Posted on May 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm