Today’s guest is Tori from Lil’ Mrs. Tori. If you’ve never been to her blog before you need to go right now–it’s fabulous (but then come back to see what she made to share with us today)! I love her style and how everything she does looks effortless and breezy. I promise you’ll like everything you see.
And we think alike too–we both made star ornaments for each other’s blogs. I guess this swap was written in the stars!
My name is Tori and I blog over at Lil’ Mrs. Tori.
I am a mom of two boys and when I am not chasing them around you can usually find me knee deep in my latest craft project. I love to craft and I have the messy craft area to prove it.
I am so excited to be here today sharing one of the first Christmas projects I made this season! I wanted a raggy fabric star to match a garland I will soon be making.
These ornaments are so simple to make. You might even have the supplies already on hand. I did! Don’t you just love it when that happens!
Fabric (I used muslin)
White Paint (I used a mix of Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cake and Pearl)
Star Pattern (I just made a simple star pattern in Illustrator – feel free to use it.)
I used a rotary tool to cut out my star.
I just used this circular sponge to make dots all over the the star.
Now I did get a little fancy on this one. I used my Silhouette CAMEO and cut this saying out on freezer paper. If you like my fonts I used Paprika (Silhouette Store) and Joelle (Creative Market).
I ironed the freezer paper to the fabric and painted using the pouncer. Once dried I pulled the freezer paper off.
Here are the steps for making the ornament. Please excuse my pictures. I am a craft when the kids go to bed kind of gal. However, I have found night time crafting doesn’t produce the best pictures!
- Stitch along the edge of the star. Stuff the star, you can choose if you want a chubby star or not. The more stuffing the fatter your star will be. My sister thought my stars were too chubby. I kind of like them chubby. Gives them a bit of character.
- Stitch up the hole you used to stuff the star.
- Using scissors cut around the star being mindful not to cut the stitches. My fabric started ragging up fairly quick. I also tried to rough it up a bit to give it that raggy look.
- To make the hanger I just stitched a ribbon on the back.
There you have it! A very simple Christmas star ornament. The designs on the stars are endless. I think stripes, initials, or other Christmas sayings would be so cute on these.
Thanks Lisa for letting me take over your blog today! It is so nice to be here! If you like this post please come on over and check out what I have been up to this fall! You can also catch me on Facebook, Google +, or Pinterest. Have a great weekend!
Thank you, Tori, for sharing such a cute project with us! I have yet to try freezer paper stenciling (I know!) but this Rag Star Ornament makes me want to try it even more. And I love muslin…
If you haven’t gone over to Lil’ Mrs. Tori yet, now’s your chance. You’ll want to check out the Woodland Star Ornament I made while you’re there.