Mod Podge Star

March 3, 2010

This project was so fun and easy! I am thinking about doing it to my metal star upstairs in my bedroom...which I am sure you will be seeing more of ;).

Without further ado....

{Sorry for the crummy lighting it was night time :(}

What you will need for this project is:

1. Paper Cutter: This isn't totally necessary you can use a ruler and scissors, but I highly recommend purchasing one it makes life easier ;)!

{I got mine at Hobby Lobby where I used a 40%off coupon I believe it was around $4.00, and I use it all the time!}

2. Wooden/Metal Star: Like I said earlier I am thinking about doing this with the metal star in my bedroom, so if you are sick of the metal look you can totally revamp using this technique!

{I purchased my wooden star when Roberts was clearing out their Christmas stuff for 75% off for around $1.00. Here's a good tip once the holiday is over they discount their merch for that given holiday or time of season greatly, you can find items that you can revamp and use them everyday for a fraction of the price!}

3. Mod Podge: This has become my new bff I use it for everything it's awesome! I wish that I would have purchased the super sized jar of it since I use it so much!

{Purchased this at Roberts with a 40% off coupon the jar ended up costing me around $3.50, first used HERE.}

4. Sponge Brush: A smaller width works great.

{As mentioned in a previous post, I found a pack of these sponge brushes at the dollar store, which is great for modge podging because I just throw them away once I am done!}

5. Exact-O-Knife: I have had this forever, if you don't have one scissors will work great.

{You can find these at any craft supply store}

6. Paper

{Remember the store I told you about HERE where I was able to get paper 10/$1! Well I received an email from the store saying that this week all dye cuts are 20/$1!! They have some really cute ones that I am thinking about for some up and coming projects, go check it out its so so fun! The address is included in the link listed above.}

7. Sand Paper

{You can really find this anywhere: grocery stores, craft stores, and home stores, pick some up its nice to have for distressing.}

8. Distress Ink

{I have used this in a previous project HERE, I purchased my ink at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon it ended up being around $2.00.}

TOTAL COST: $1.50

{The total is so small since the price of some of the items listed were included in previous projects.}


Directions:

1. Measure the length of the angle where the star points meet.

2. Cut paper to the determined measurement.

3. Figure out angle degree where points meet, I did this by placing the piece of paper over the star and scoring the seam. If you have a more mathematically way of doing this seriously let me know!


4. Once you have the angle figured out use the first piece of paper as a guide, remember to rotate so you have some angles slanting to the left and some to the right.

5. Apply Mod Podge to one side and apply paper.

6. Allow to dry, seriously this doesn't take long just use your best judgment ;).

7. Trim of excess by following the outline of the star.

8. Repeat to all sides of the star.

9. Once all sides are covered with paper and allowed to dry, cover the top of the star with a coating of Mod Podge to seal the paper onto the wood.


10. Allow to dry.

11. If you like the distressed look as I do use some sand paper to rough up the edges a little bit.


12. Add some distressing ink to the distressed edges to give it an antiqued look.


And Vah Lah I added an button to the center of mine for some pizazz!

What do you think? I think it turned out so so fun and its a great way to revamp some older stuff in your house! Bonus! If you decide to do any of the crafts her on Meet Virginia let me know I would love, love, LOVE to see them! Thanks for stoppin' by! Love, love.

16 comments :

  1. What a fun project! I'm all about the mod podge!

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  2. That is adorable! You are so creative

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  3. I love it!! modge podge is so much fun and the star looks super cute. i wonder if i'd be able to find any stars at this time of year...hmmm. i'll have to look into it cuz i would LOVE to try this project as well :)

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  4. I love how it turned out! I am so glad that you did a tutorial because I have a large one for my baby girl's room that I have been wanting to alter!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    {thanks for stopping by my blog too!}

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  5. Beautiful, so fun very talented!!!
    Chany

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  6. This is too cute! I have metal star, but it's outside (on the porch) so I don't know how well it would hold up. Guess I'm gonna have to go shopping for a new star!

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  7. This is too cute! I have metal star, but it's outside (on the porch) so I don't know how well it would hold up. Guess I'm gonna have to go shopping for a new star!

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  8. Beautiful, so fun very talented!!!
    Chany

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  9. I love it!! modge podge is so much fun and the star looks super cute. i wonder if i'd be able to find any stars at this time of year...hmmm. i'll have to look into it cuz i would LOVE to try this project as well :)

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  10. What a fun project! I'm all about the mod podge!

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