Friday, February 18, 2011

DIY Cardboard Barn Star

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Barn Star!



I love all the barn stars in everyone's decor and decided I should try to duplicate this look.  I have seen  people making stars from paper and have even tried it myself but I wanted something I could hang on the wall.  My solution?  Lightweight Cardboard.  I used empty boxes from a 24pk of Pepsi and a cereal box.  I first measured & cut my pieces into 9x9 squares.
I then folded each piece in half and then folded all the corners in to that middle line.  I decided not to make a perfect kite shape just to be different but you could always go traditional if you want.
I then used my hot glue gun to secure one end of the corners together.  I also glued the other flaps that I folded to each other forming the star shape.

After allowing the glue to dry I spray painted it first black as base paint and then went over it again with the Champagne color.  

I let that dry and all there was left to do was hang it! How simple and free?! Love it.
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24 comments:

  1. Impressive! I would have never ever thought to make one out of cardboard! So thirfty!!!
    Jen

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  2. WOW! It turned out fabulous! I just bought an unfinished wooden star from Michaels ~ now you've inspired me to decorate it! Please stop by and say HI sometime!

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  3. Very awesome, free is much better then paying what they want for those stars!

    momsofalltrades.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the stars, I could use some of these up on my walls. I think after work today I'm going to go hunt cardboard :D tfs!

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  5. This is really cute. I never would have guessed it was cardboard. I am a new follower.

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  6. Nice! I made a couple smaller ones folded out of card stock, but only one turned out really well.

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  7. This is awesome! It totally looks like metal. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

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  8. I love this. Thank you so much for sharing! I would be honored if you would link up your super cute blog over on my blog stalkin' page.

    http://alaynahoward.blogspot.com/p/blog-stalkin.html

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  9. That looks great! Never would have guessed it was made from cardboard. :-)

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  10. What a cute idea. Thank you for joining my link party.

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  11. That's pretty amazing. I didn't know that you could make one of those so easily, or frugally! :)

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  12. Love it! What a great, thrifty idea! It turned out wonderful!

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  13. Oh, this is sooo right up my alley! I love using non-perishable trash in my crafting! I'm definitely going to try this. :)

    TFS,
    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. OMG!! That totally is cardboard and you would NEVER know it!! That is stinking AWESOME!! I want one! I will never endorse soda drinking but if you want to make one for me, I would love it (bats eyes...)
    CONGRATS on the 100! Now 105! It's a train-ride now, momma!

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  15. Love this star! How did you ever think of that? You really have a creative mind and spirit!

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  16. Wow ! what a great project :) I found you at Tip Junkie. I'm a new follower :)

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  17. Wow, this is genius! I had been moping about lack of money to decorate, and this goes to show that where there's a will, there's a way!

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  18. Very cute and I totally love the idea out of working with what we have. I have an almost "0" budget. :)

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  19. Bravo! That looks amazing. Such a great use of something otherwise destined for the recycle bin!

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  20. what a fun and frugal creation. Such a clever post. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  21. what a great thrifty decor idea - I have LOTS of diet coke boxes.... hmm, I might be making one of these - Thanks for linking up to Saturday Spotlight!

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  22. Thanks for linking this up to Fantastic Friday, this is such an awesome idea - I am going to have to try this! I hope that you will join us again this week!

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  23. when i saw this I didn't even notice it was cardboard. I'll be featuring you soon on my new crafty linky if that's okay .)



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