Saturday, June 8, 2013

Of Paper Stars and Plastic Eagles

 Hey folks. Has the rain finally passed for you? 
I'm finally able to look out and see the bright warm rays of sun glistening off  what looks to be a jungle. All these warm rain has gotten me completely out of time my mowing schedule but it has not hindered the grass growing one bit.

Are you good at making the best of rainy days?
Sometimes I am and sometimes I become quite antsy. 
When I become antsy there is no telling what kind of crazy project I'll come up with. 
I have had paper stars on my mind for quite sometime and finally thought 
I'd give this paper project a try.

First things first, I'm going to give you the link to the site that got my mind stuck on this project.
Go over to grey luster girl and check out her tutorial.

I started out by finding a star shaped cookie cuter. I traced it onto a cardboard box and cut them out.
My first thought was to paint all these stars and try to fake antique them the way that she did 
and then glue them together. I was then going to run them onto some twine.
Jack was not happy with me for wanting to paint over the Harley-Davidson emblems and my lack of real good gluing ability took me down another path.
I had some brown glitter fingernail polish I painted over the stars and strung them and hung them.
That was first rainy day. 
Well it just looked weird and I thought I need a bigger star. 
You would think I had some bigger cardboard I cut cut on but no.
 So, second day I brought a few pieces home from work and we got to drawing and cutting.
Yes, I am artistically challenged. 
Stars are hard to draw..but needless to say draw it, cut it out, and score it.
Score it along the point all the way across. 
It will end up so that you can  pinch it up and bend it down.
Now we needed to paint it. You now I'm not going to buy anything for this.
So, down to the basement to see what we can use.
No..not recommended for paper...
Jack had to do the painting.
After painting it black, the brown didn't show up.
So..back down the stairs..maybe grey spray paint could work this mess out.
Maybe brown on top of this the way your projects go?
Oh no..I didn't like it.
So, what do you do when you don't like it?
Add flowers..or something close to flowers.
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you about my plastic eagle.
That story really started a few months ago when I was looking around down at Larry's Variety
 when I saw some iron eagles hanging sorta' high on the wall the lower one was really close to looking like the one that hung above my Grandma Hylton's door for ever. 
I have told myself I would eventually find me one.
 but you know cheap me....I couldn't go the money on that one and it was exactly the same 
so when I was ready to pay Larry he asked," is that all?"
 I said, "Well what about that $4 eagle hanging on the wall." 
and he went and got the ladder and got it down for me.
When he brought it to the register it was plastic...eek...
but I didn't have the heart to tell him I wouldn't take it after he'd went to so much trouble to get it down. 
No, in good light I really didn't like it.
So of course you know what I did!??
I put some gold fingernail polish to it and added some flower something or other.

The sun is still shining but the old man(husband) has come in from work and is informed me 
my sun is not suppose to last for long.
I'd better get out there and mow that wet grass. 
As always thanks for the visit.
p.s. Ann, please give me the heads up if you're going to visit I'll try to have 
something with a kick to drink. It will help you enjoy my new decor so much better. 


  1. Hey Girl, just stopped by to let you know that you have been chosen to be our "Spotlight Dancer" by at Monday's Music Moves Me. Could not find your e-mail address so please contact me at Xmasdolly at comcast dot net and I shall give you full into! WOO HOO CONGRATS! CONGRATS!~ THANKS! Love this stuff your doing! What a great item to put up for our National Holidays! :)

    1. Thanks

  2. Hi, I'm your newest follower through gfc. I found you at Let's Get Social Sunday and would love a follow back @
    Have a great day,

    1. Thanks for visiting and for the follow. I can't wait to see your DIY's.

  3. LOL From the pics they look pretty good. I may could get by without a stout drink. Now, I feel bad for having Grandma's Eagle. :(

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Well maybe we'll just use this new decor as an excuse to celebrate. You shouldn't feel bad about Grandma's Eagle it looks great on your wall with the military photo's; I just love that eagle and I will find me one in some corner or somewhere. Then I'll have me one, too. Love ya sis.