Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"T" is for Tiny

Craft: tiny paper star ornaments



Personalized with a single letter in the center:


These will be teacher gifts for Christmas this year.


A miniature version of this larger paper star wreath:
(This star measures 15" point to point.)


The ornaments are a fraction of the size, measuring 5" point to point:


"Helping you make DIY magic."

Here's how I made the tiny stars:

1. Prepare the paper rolls.
Using old paperback books tear the pages into small rectangles.
(These rectangles measure about 2.5" x 2")
Roll the rectangle into a cone and hot glue:


2. Each ornament uses 20 paper rolls, make a lot of rolls:


3. For the base cut out stars from heavy cardstock / chipboard or thin cardboard.
(This is a 3" star, free pattern here.)


4. Make the hanger using a needle and silver thread:


5. Start by gluing the rolls on the points of the star:


6. Then add rolls to the cervices and finally fill in between:


7. To add glitter to the edges brush on white glue:


8. Shake glitter over edges (do this over a piece of paper to collect excess glitter for reuse).


9. For center monogram cut 2" circle from cardstock, adhere letter sticker in center:


10. Brush white glue onto letter:


11. Shake glitter to cover letter.
Let it rest and dry a bit before proceeding.


12. Shake off excess glitter:


13. Hot glue letter into center of star:


A fast, fun ornament that will make a great gift.


And I bet you probably already have the supplies to make this one.


Here they are all wrapped up ready for gift giving:



I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Tuesday Timeout @ Reasons to Skip the Housework
The DIY Show Off

52 comments:

  1. Too cute! where on earth do you get the patience?! I love em!

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  2. Oh, I had to pin these too! I need more TIME!

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  3. too cute! my daughter and i will be making some of these today for sure!

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  4. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing the DIY!

    Jeanine

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  5. Those are just too stinking cute!! I love the glitter around the edges.

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  6. Just pinned these! What a perfect stocking stuffer or gift topper! If you have a moment, I'd love for you to share with my readers: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/taking-timeout-thursday-no-4.html#more

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  7. I think these ornaments are so fantastic! I love the glitter, the old, and the bold letter.

    We are hosting a Home for the Holidays linky party and would love for you to share your pretty ornaments! Please join us!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party_08.html

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  8. These are so adorable! I love that you added the glitter:) What a cute little project!

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  9. OMG These are so cute! I would be burning my hands big time with these little guys! I made a large wreath and had to keep a bowl of ice water nearby to dip in my fingers! :-)

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  10. This is beautiful! I'm looking forward to doing this over the holiday! I love your blog and crafts!

    *new follower
    loveandtangles.blogpsot.com

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  11. This is Super adorable and cute.. LOVELY and so festive for a tree this Christmas.. I would LOVE if you could please stop in and share it at my Pin'Inspirational party today pweeease.. TY so much :)) Wishing you a wonderful start to your weekend..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party_09.html

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  12. These are really beautiful and I really love the personalized letter in the middle.

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  13. They are all gorgeous Jamie.
    I'd love for you to come join in my Simply Christmas link party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com

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  14. LOVE these...so going to have to try!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  15. I was looking for a new DIY ornament this year, thank you!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  16. so clever and crafty! I will definitely have my crafty friends and I make this at our next weekly craft night!

    Thanks for great inspiration as always!

    Hugs,
    Natalie

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  17. These are adorable! I tried making these after I say the big star, but couldn't get my little paper to role into a cone, maybe I'll try again, I really love these! I'm visiting from Funky Junks SNL craft section, I'm #49

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  18. These are so nice! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. I am going to have to try this since I use a LOT of stars on my Christmas tree. These are definitely the best I've seen!! Would love for you to share these at our Sunday's Best party. http://www.oasisaccents.com/sundays-best-link-party/

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  20. Excellent tutorial. Your stars are so whimsical! And, the way you displayed them is very clever. I pinned these.

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  21. Love these Jaime! I am tempted to do my whole tree in them this years! So pretty.

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  22. You must be covered in glitter! I love these :) I want to make these, another craft added to the list.

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial! I never thought about making tiny ones!! What a great idea!! Love it!!

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  24. Thanks for the tutorial! I think I'll add these to the ornaments I'm going to make this year. These are beautiful!

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  25. Thank you so much for both tutorials - box and ornament - just might have to give them a try! oxox, tracie

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  26. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and great gift Idea!

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  27. I have made the larger wreath forms of these and I have to say that they are my favorite DYI decor to date. I am so excited you posted these because I had never thought about taking that same idea and making an ornament for my tree this year! I am sooo going to do it!

    Thanks so much :)

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  28. These are so cute! You did a fabulous job! I would love if you would share with Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-stalking-thursday-16.html

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  29. Love this. I pinned these for future reference.

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  30. So cute! I pinned this too. Might just need to try my own. Thanks for the detailed information!!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  31. These are darling, darling, darling!!

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  32. I love these! Thanks for the tute!!
    *hugs*deb

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  34. These are gorgeous!!! I saw this on pinterest and think I need to make some!!! I will link back to your blog post if I do!

    www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

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  35. These are so stinkin cute! And the packaging is adorable, too. Wish I was on the receiving end! :)

    Thanks for sharing.(Pinning these!)

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  36. These are so cute! I can't wait to get started. I'm trying to get a jump on the holidays this year so I was so happy to find these!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new 12 Days of Christmas in July linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/twelve-days-of-christmas-in-july-linky.html

    I can’t wait to get organized for a peaceful and frugal holiday season!

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  38. Hi there! Just wanted to let you know how much I love this ornament and so I made one! I shared it on my blog this morning and I linked your tutorial as my inspiration!!! Thank you for a great idea!

    http://simplysouthernsandee.blogspot.com/2012/11/welcome-to-odbd-november-release-blog.html

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  39. Can I just tell you how much I adore these ornaments? I LOVE them. I pinned this last year and I am hoping to find time to make some this year. If am lucky!!!

    I was wondering -- I have a linky party going. We're kicking off the season with inspiration from year's past. I thought you might want to join in the fun! Let me know!

    ~Angela~

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  40. Ohh, now these are right up my alley! I know what my next project will be ;)

    Fotini

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  41. You are amazing!!!!
    I just now, due to Pinterest, found your Blog! I have tons of old books ( a lot in Spanish!) so now I know why I keep telling my husband "Don't throw them away!!! I know I can find a way to be creative with them!!!"
    So now on going to make stars!
    I hope you made it through 'Sandy' ok, but I saw the 'Breezy Point' signs so that makes me worried about you! I will hope you & yours are good!
    Merry Christmas & know that we out West are Hoping & Praying for ALL of you out there!

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  42. Hi Jaime! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. We created these awesome star ornaments for our family tree this year.

    http://wifelysteps.com/2012/12/08/have-yourself-a-bookish-little-christmas-tree/

    Come visit! We did the monograms, and we also placed images at the center of each star. <3 Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

    Much thanks all the way from Manila.

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  43. Thank you for the great tutorial. I made for of these (so far!)for friends at Christmas. They are adorable!
    Sue

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  44. Yes, I can spell "made four"!!
    Pinned it so I can quickly find you.
    Thanks again.

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  45. Saw this on pinterest and I love it! Totally going to make these! Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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