paper star pendants




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re-post from last year: PB ran out of them super early last year, but it looks like they are back!
I saw these paper lantern stars in PB Teen and fell in love. They were $12 with free shipping, so I thought that I might get some for Christmas since we don’t have a room with an electric guitar, a furry beanbag, or a karaoke machine at the moment. Usually I’m trying to copy Pottery Barn, but I couldn’t pass these up for this price.
pb star They came like this:
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You just bring it out like an accordian and tie together.


The cardboard is really heavy, but I didn’t want them to look like paper, so they got a coat of heirloom white (get it at Home Depot for $3-$4) out in the FAH-REEZING garage:
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Then I brought out the distress ink that Shelley loves:december 2010 006 1
december 2010 007 1 And then hung them in the living room windows for some Christmas cheer:december 2010 035 1 december 2010 017 1
Pottery Barn sells the cord kit for $12, but we just used these replacement lights you can buy for Christmas villages at a craft store for around $3, hung a small nail above the window, and tucked the cords behind the curtains. (I looked on Amazon for an example: Single Light Replacement Cord, but you should be able to find them at Michaels, Hob Lob, JoAnn, etc)december 2010 056 1I've also been informed that Ikea has some stars like these, but let's not talk about Ikea and remind me that I don't have one anywhere near...


27 comments:

  1. Great idea! And it looks great with your Christmas decor! I absolutely LOVE your curtains as well. Did you make those?

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  2. Really cute idea! I like that you put your own touch on it. That's definitely a craft in my book ;)

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  3. darling idea! thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. I have one of these in my daughter's room. I need to add some distress ink to it :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. beautiful job Melissa! I love your idea of using it as a Christmas decoration.

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  6. Very cute! Ikea had something similar as well.

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  7. Thanks for the link! I think I'll be trying that!

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  8. Thank you, Simply LKJ (Lauren)! I *wish* we had an IKEA, but I looked them up online and they are beautiful, plus they include the cord for around $13.

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  9. Oh, for heaven's sake, of course this is a craft. Your raw materials just were just a little cooked already. But you've created something really beautiful, you smart girl!

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  10. My kind of craft~ The thought of hand cutting that heavy cardboard makes me cringe! $12 is a total steal! You made them look so classy too. :)

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  11. I love what you've done with this - it's beautiful!

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  12. You are so stinkin cute!!! I love you!!! I'm totally getting these today! And I love your "I'm a Mormon" button! I am too! Ill keep checking in for more inspiration!
    -Tristan
    Maple Road Design
    WWW.ChiKKaBoom.blogspot.com

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  13. Very cute, I like how you added the paint and distressed it. It looks great displayed in your window. I'd love to see it all lit up at night :)

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  14. Completely fabulous, so elegant! I'm wanting some of these now, perhaps I'll pick them up in an after Christmas sale, lovely! No bouncer required *wink*

    Kate

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  15. What a perfect touch for the holidays!!! Love them!

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  16. Totally cute! And your tip on the light alone should ward off any bouncer! Plus you spray painted and distressed it. What more qualifies more for a craft than THAT? ;)

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  17. Melissa that is so cool. Such a great place to hang them. I really like the addtions you made to them to make it more "you". Lovely.

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  18. It looks amazing, Melissa!!! Good idea to distress...looks like a cool metal piece in the photos. :) I DO have an IKEA not too far away...perhaps a trip is in my future? ;)

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  19. I love those! What a cute idea! I know what you mean about the freezing garages...except I don't have a garage, so I'm doing a mad dash out to the yard, spraying as fast as I can, and then it's a mad dash back into the house...I wonder if I'm losing any weight by doing this? Maybe I'll have my own commercial like Jared does with Subway...but it'll be with Krylon instead :)

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  20. That is a gorgeous star. I can understand why you couldn't resist it. :)

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  21. SO pretty and simple.
    Of course by the time I see them they are
    "No longer available" whats up with that PB?
    Wish I could hire you to put the sparkle in my home !

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  22. Wow, perfect. Fortunately, I found your website! swarovski armband

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