So...I'm sharing with you an item of decor that is sure to last well beyond your traditional Christmas tinsel. It's a star. Or snowflake. Whichever you prefer. I first discovered it last summer on April's blog. It's decidedly non-Christmas-ish. I wanted to try making it but, in all honesy, I was intimidated. Don't they look complicated?
Fast forward a few months to December and a GIANT empty wall above my mother's front door. This massive empty space has always irked me. My parents were out of town & I wanted to surprise them with something beautiful when they returned. My plan was to hang a giant 4-foot wreath over the front door with 3 smaller wreathes hung horizontally on one side. It would have been beautiful....but I couldn't find a giant wreath (fake or live) for under ...$45!! Sorry...not paying that. Then one morning I checked out my friend Angela's blog and found THIS. She, too, had been wowed by the paper starburst/snowflake! I had completely forgotten about the project from last summer...and by now my mind was in brainstorming mode. I had only seen those folded paper stars made with regular 8 1/2" x 11" paper...which makes about and 18"-20" star. Never one to do things in a small way (my personal motto = GO BIG OR GO HOME!) I decided to make my first ever folded paper star/snowflake thing out of.....poster board. It's huge and it's awesome...wanna see?
|This thing's as tall as me. Here's my husband holding it before we put it up...|
|And there it is over the front door. I love...and I want more around it. But I am NOT climbing that ladder again...and I'm not even scared of heights...but those are 20' ceilings, y'all, and that was one tall ladder!|
This is one decoration that's not coming down...it'll make it at least until Spring. Wanna try one yourself? Check out this tutorial from April....my 5 year old can do it. So can you!