Google+ House Revivals: Make a Woven Star from Vintage Book Pages, Tutorial Part Three

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Make a Woven Star from Vintage Book Pages, Tutorial Part Three

Woo hoo!  The third tutorial for these woven stars is here!  In this tutorial, we will learn to make this star.

We've already learned to make the first and second stars. 

To make the third star, you must first follow the tutorial to make the first star, here.

Get the first star assembled and glued, as shown in that first tutorial.

Trim the points to tidy them up and give them a nice "finished" look.  At this point, you won't add little "dots" at the points, as suggested in the first tutorial, though you may decide to come back and add them later.  Also, don't add a hanger or any embellishments yet.

See the little "dots" (these could be cute little punches, medallions, buttons, etc.)?  Don't add them yet, if you are planning to use them.

For the next step, you will need to gather up a few of the strips you used to create your other stars...

... and cut them in half. 

Glue the ends together to form little loops, as shown.  You will need eight of these for each star.

Now, glue the little loops to the points of your star, alternating the direction they face, as pictured here.

Continue, until all eight points are finished.  Remove clips when your glue is set.

Now, you can glue the middle of the star "sides" together, as shown, so your star won't be so fat.  You don't have to, but I think this particular star looks better this way.

Add some embellishment to the center for a finished look.  Continue embellishing using glitter, tinsel, paint, dots, or anything else you desire.  Here, I added a little fan rosette to the center, as well as glitter and tinsel.

You will make your hanger just as you did for the first star, but when you adhere it to the piece, you will glue it at the intersection of the original point, and the added loop.  You may wish to cover the intersections with some sort of "dot" or embellishment.

I left most of the point intersections plain (okay, I used a little glitter...), only adding a fringed rosette to the base of the hanger. 

And there you have it.  Three stars, three tutorials.  See the first tutorial here.

You can find the second tutorial here.

Here is a sneak preview of some other tutorials I have in the works, including making sweet little ornaments and garlands from a recycled sweater....

Adding Jimmy Choo inspired leather embellishments to a plain Jane handbag....

Making miniature crown ornaments fit for a king....

... and of course, I haven't forgotten about the little car and airplane ornaments.  These are just a few of the projects that are in the works at House Revivals!

Be sure to click "follow", in my sidebar, so you're sure not to miss any fun projects and tutorials!

Happy Crafting!    

This post is being linked to:
Tickled Pink at 504 Main
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Mornings
Remodelaholics Anonymous
Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Blue Cricket Design
Crazy Cute at Between You and Me
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
DIY Holiday Highlights Project Party
Crafty Soiree at Yesterday on Tuesday
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Chic Cottage
Hooking Up with HoH at House of Hepworths
Paisley Passions Thrilling Thursday
Handmade Tuesdays at Ladybug Blessings
All Things Merry and Bright at All Things Heart and Home
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
The Thrifty Home Penny Pinching Party
I Made It Without My Hubby at Shanty 2 Chic
Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative 
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  1. Wonderful tutorials for beautiful stars! Looking forward to the next tutorials too!

  2. Reminds me that I have some pictures to take...after I fetch yet another round of antibiotics for the household bug that won't die...

  3. Nice one, Amanda. I had a go at one of your lovely snowflakes the other day ...and it turned out beautifully! Thank you. :-)


  4. So fun! Come link up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

  5. well i just cannot wait for the rest of the tutorials ... your work is alway so gorgeous!!!

  6. WONDERFUL tutorials! I can't wait to try some myself :) Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you stop by again soon!

  7. What a great tutorial....I fixed the link, sorry about that. I guess I felt worse than I thought. Please stop back and link in.

  8. It looks beautiful! Not sure if I could pull this off, haha!!!

  9. These are just lovely. I may have to try them one of these days. Thanks for stopping by to say hello.


  10. Those are awesome! Looks time consuming to say the least.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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  12. This star might be my favourite yet. The open looping gives it such an airiness. Looking forward to your mini crowns

  13. They look like they came from a high end boutique store! thanks for the tutorial!

  14. So beautiful! I wish I had time to make some! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day!

  15. Finally! I have spent the entire morning looking back through Google Reader to find your post so I could THANK YOU for sharing these wonderful stars! I finally got to make one of each of them and I LOVE THEM! I'm sad I didn't have any old paper to make them from as I adore yours best, but even in plain white cardstock they are wonderful! Thank you SO MUCH and if you come up with any further variations I hope you post tuts on them too. Merry Christmas and God bless you!

  16. You keep torturing me with these gorgeous stars. I desperately want to make some and just do not have the time right now. Oh well, maybe next year! ;)

    Thanks for linking to my party. Please be sure to come by and enter my fantastic year-end giveaway. Click the picture in my sidebar for details.

    Blessings and a very Merry Christmas!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  17. I am totally addicted to these stars!!!! I have made them in multiple sizes, and with lots of different kinds of paper. Even my hubby made a couple!

    I was too lazy today to get up and look at the corners of this star, so I made my own up! I really like it. Here is a link to a pic of it!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Amazing work with the paper! These ornaments are some of my favorite of the season. Beautiful. Thank you for linking up!

  19. They're lovely. Such an pretty addition to the tree and out of paper no less.

  20. Great tutorial! I have made several now and was very surprised by how quickly they went together. They aren't nearly as difficult as I thought they would be and they look fantastic. Thanks!

  21. This is wonderful! I've posted about it here: with full mention, copyright, links etc direct to you. It's shocking that people would hijack these - I hope it won't put you off, as I've just found you. I'll definitely be giving these a go. Thanks for such brilliant ideas.

    Hugs from the UK

  22. These stars are amazing! We are going to make them at school with 11 year old children. Thank you very much for the ideas.

    Love from Holland


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