Maia and I made these little hanging glitter stars last week, inspired by the large lighted stars we've fallen in love with. While the larger ones were made from yard sticks, these were made from little popsicle sticks. Plus generous amounts of glitter, of course, to sparkle in the glow of the Christmas lights.
They were easy to make and use materials that you probably already have around the house: craft sticks, glue, paint, and glitter. Here's how we did it:
First, we glued five popsicle sticks together into a star shape. We used a glue gun, which meant they dried quickly, but you can use wood glue or Elmer's white glue if you prefer.
Next, we painted one side of the stars with paint mixed with a bit of white glue and sprinkled glitter on the wet paint.
We let the paint dry, then turned the stars over and repeated the paint and glitter treatment on the other side.
Finally, I hung our little glitter stars from the ceiling using thread tied around one corner. I tied the other end to some twine that I ran along the ceiling, but I could have tied it to the Christmas light string just as easily. Or taped up the other end.
Here's the view of the glitter stars as you look into the dining area.
And here's the view as you look toward the Christmas tree.
I love them hanging from the ceiling like this, with the glitter reflecting the light from the Christmas lights! I think they would make pretty great Christmas tree ornaments, too.
What kinds of ornaments and decorations have you been making? (Or plan to make?)