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


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

jaime, these are adorable!!!! LOVE them!

Comeca Jones said...

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

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

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

Emily said...

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

Okio B Designs said...

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing the DIY!


Inspire Me Heather said...

Aw, how sweet!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

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

melanzana said...


Christina said...

LOVE these, so cute!!

Trish said...

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:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

These are super cute!

Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

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!

Sugarr2518 said...

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

Sue said...

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! :-)

Love & Tangles said...

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

*new follower

Marilyn said...

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..

morenumerousthansand said...

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

Kerryanne English said...

They are all gorgeous Jamie.
I'd love for you to come join in my Simply Christmas link party at

Shannon said...

LOVE going to have to try!
Thank you for sharing,

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

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


A Touch of Country said...

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!

Natalie said...

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

Tammy said...

These are so nice! Thanks for the tutorial!

fleurcottage said...

love these cuties!

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

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.

Ann said...

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

BeingBrook said...

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

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

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

Katie said...

Ahhh i love tis!!!

Shabby Momma said...

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

Lauren said...

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

Fishtail Cottage said...

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

Terry said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and great gift Idea!

Jessica @ {The.Junk.Nest.} said...

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 :)

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

These are so cute! You did a fabulous job! I would love if you would share with Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party.

Kim Sturge said...

Love this. I pinned these for future reference.

karah said...

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

Barb said...

These are darling, darling, darling!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love these! Thanks for the tute!!

2maybabies said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Lori Apgar said...

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!

Nif said...

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

Thanks for sharing.(Pinning these!)

The Prudent Pantry said...

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:

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

Sandee Shanabrough said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sandee Shanabrough said...

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!

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

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!


Glamorous Mommy said...

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


nanabarbar said...

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!

Toni Tiu said...

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

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.

Sue McIsaac said...

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

Sue McIsaac said...

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

Katy said...

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