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Astronomical Accent

We used two 20-inch square papers to create a dramatic large star, but you can choose squares of any size to create smaller stars.

Astronomical Accent

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Cutting mat

  • Craft knife

  • 2 large pieces of watercolor paper

  • Bone folder

  • Kraft paper

  • Spray adhesive

  • Silver fine glitter

  • Silver glass glitter (optional)

  • Spray sealant, such as Rust-Oleum Gloss Clear spray

  • Hot-glue gun

  • Ribbon for hanging

steps

  1. Measure and cut the watercolor paper to make two 20-inch squares. Use a bone folder to fold 1 square as shown in this diagram; in the last step, measure four inches up from center and mark a line to each corner and cut along that line. Unfold shape; it will be a star. Repeat to create a second star.

  2. Protect your work surface with kraft paper. Coat each star with spray adhesive, then replace kraft paper with a fresh sheet. Apply a coating of fine glitter; if desired, respray, and add a topping of glass glitter (changing kraft paper again) for added texture and sparkle.

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  3. Spray each star with sealant. Let dry. Print templates for supports. Trace onto watercolor paper, and cut out; hot-glue supports into place as shown on the diagram on the template printout.

  4. Position 1 star on top of the other to create an 8-point star.

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