Friday

Christmas Stars for the entire family. . .



Now that Thanksgiving is behind us it's time to get serious about Christmas gifts.
This year along with their #1 gift, everyone in the family will be getting a Christmas Star ornament  for their trees.



I simply cut a paper star stencil that I found on the internet.  
Had some scrap muslim and batting in the craft box, cut out the stars, then sewed them all together.  Used pinking sheers to cut around them, put on a little red DMC string (to dangle) then used a black marker for the lettering.  Then a bit of raffia for a bow, hot glued it on. 
 Sew simple!

The simple letter looked a bit necked so I chose to add some color with fabric paint.  A Holly leaf with berries... wanted the stars to be country.. If I was thinking I should have dipped the fabric in tea for the old look,, oh well, next time.



  I even made a few for my friends two daughters.  
Lets not forget Cheryl and her better half, next door  (my go-to neighbor)  She always puts up a large fresh Christmas tree.


"J" is for my sweet "Joell"
I know he will inspect his star with a million questions.


My little Christmas Tree is set up on the coffee table and it was perfect to show off my stars but they will be going out in the mail in Christmas cards next week then I put up my floor tree.
  
It's "Black Friday" and no I did not venture out to shop.  Today I made some really good Oatmeal Cookies with a spoonful of Guava Jam in the center.  Go's wonderful with a hot cup of tea on this chilly day while I sit here thinking of all those people battling for a parking spot at the mall.  
(with a big smile mind you)

  
I just love using PicMonkey for editing the photos.. as you can see I had a bit of fun with this one.




"Happy Shopping"

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15 comments:

Pondside said...

Those stars are just the thing! Clever you! I'm with you on the whole shopping craziness thing - I wouldn't go near a shop on a big sale day.

AnaMB said...

great idea! I love it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your stars are wonderful and I love your header too. I think you did a fabulous job. I love picmonkey too and I also love ribbet. If you havn't used it, give it a try, so fun. Hugs, Marty

Family of Five said...

Love that idea!! I have been using Muslin on our stockings and it was my first time to sew with it! Love how your project turned out! Definitely going to make some for our kids!

Heather SettingforFour said...

Love your handmade stars! I love how you added batting to them to give them some dimension! Thanks so much for linking up to It's Party Time! I would love to feature you in next weeks Party Features post! Could you please add this link to my party post? Thanks! http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/11/its-party-time-11-25-2012_25.html Just shoot me an email at settingforfour@gmail.com to let me know! Great idea to monogram the stars too - these would make such pretty gift tags as well!

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Sandy, love your tree and stars! Also, loved how you edited the photo! I've never tried adding "froo froo"...great effect. I'm near you on The Dedicated House hop.
Merry Christmas,
Helen

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Those are the cutest! Your tutorial was great too! I can't believe how elegant those look, but how simple they are to make! Great project!

A Few Pennies said...

Those stars are so pretty on the tree; thank you for sharing your project! Your Christmas decorating is beautiful! Have a blessed week. Patty

Jeanette said...

So pretty! Pinned this one!

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

These are adorable, beautiful job!

Diann said...

Your fabric stars ae absolutely adorable! I added this to my ideas/inspiration file for next year! Thank you for sharing at TTF this week and I hope you and yours have a fun weekend! Take care. Hugs, Diann :)

Vintage Gypsy said...

Very cute! I am giving away some ornaments as little gifts this year and I am going to add your stars to my list to make, thank you!

PattieJ said...

I love these!!Thanks for the tutorial! I just might sew some up for my tree!

Heather SettingforFour said...

I am featuring your stunning stars on my blog today! Thanks so much for linking up to It's Party Time - hope to see you at this week's party too!
http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/12/features-its-party-time-11-18-2012-and.html

Old Time Cindy said...

Cute little stars. I like how you personalized them. Thanks for boot scootin' on over to join in at the Old Time Party!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy