Welcome to the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple – create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog hop!
This year I’m exchanging ornaments with Kati of Houseful of Handmade. Kati’s tree is decorated with natural, rustic elements in cranberry red, taupes, and creams. She likes materials such as burlap, wood, and gold/copper metals. I made DIY Antique Star Ornaments using these cute paper mache star ornaments I found at the Hobby Lobby. These are perfect to paint in gold metallic then compliment with a distressed cream layer. Learn how to make these beautiful stars using the tutorial below. It’s easy!
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DIY Antique Star Ornaments Tutorial
These DIY Antique Star Ornaments can be made for under $10 and in a couple of hours. I picked up the paper mache star ornaments (5 in a bag) at Hobby Lobby along with the FolkArt metallic and acrylic paints for about $6. These items are readily available in the craft section of most discount stores and craft stores.
- paint brush
STEP 1: Paint each side of the ornaments with the gold metallic paint. Let dry completely.
STEP 2: Using the vintage white paint, apply a light sketchy coat of paint on top of the gold allowing the gold to shine through the gaps in the white paint. Let dry completely.
NOTE: If you apply too much white paint, let dry then touch up with the gold paint. Don’t use sandpaper to create a distressed or antique look. The sandpaper will also remove all paint and damage the paper mache underneath.
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