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 star pendants 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 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 please let's not talk about Ikea and remind me that I don't have one anywhere near...
P.S. remember that you can still enter for the $100 giftcard here


  1. I loooove your curtains!!
    Were these homemade or did you find them @ a store? Would live to find something similar. Thank you Melissa!!

  2. You can see them here:

  3. Amy Calkins1/8/14, 8:07 AM

    Speaking of Ikea, you do have a pretty awesome friend *cough*me*cough* that can ALWAYS use a good excuse to go to Ikea to get you little things and mail them to you. ;)

  4. What a!!!!

  5. Love the stars.  Went to PB adn ordred a few for me!  thanks.

  6. I love them in the window! Thankfully, my office is across the street from an Ikea.

    Just for anyone curious, here a link to the Ikea version, the light bulb is sold separately:

    They have a larger version, too, for $12.99.

    Love what you did with the ink -- genius!

  7. cute stars but I love your curtain fabric!!!  What is it?  

  8. Jamie Lesko1/8/14, 8:08 AM

    Love these, and the distressing is a perfect touch :)

  9. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 8:08 AM

    curtain info in this post:

  10. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 1:14 PM

    YES! I'll have the info tomorrow~I've got some great bloggers lined up and of course we'll have the linky party where everyone can share. I love it too! :)

  11. I remember this post from last year! Love those stars!!

  12. Oh my gosh, they look adorable in the windows.  Now I want some, and I just was at Ikea Sunday (the nearest one is 4 hours from me)!

  13. Love this! I totally want to do this in my house now!

  14. SQUEAL!!!  I love the idea of hanging them in the window!  Beautiful!!!  
    The nearest IKEA is 3 hours away, so I'm not holding my breath in getting some there.  I think $12 for a PB item is pretty good!  Way to go!  

  15. Who would have thought, they look so nice up on you window, especially after distressing them.

  16. This is totally off-topic, but are you going to do a "Favorite Things" party this year? I love participating in it!

  17. I remember your posting about these!  These are so pretty--especially the way you painted and stained them!  Are you hanging them again this year?

  18. I really like these, they look great! I can never seem to get distressing just right, but maybe that's just me, ha! And I know this isn't the focus of the post, but I love your curtains!!


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