The star on our Christmas tree had seen better days. I’m not sure when we got it, but multiple house moves and not being stored very well resulted in a scratched and scruffy-looking star. The poor thing needed some loving!
Silver spray paint, mod podge and glitter, and the star was looking as good as new – actually it’s better, it’s got glitter!
It wasn’t the most difficult of craft projects, but here’s how I did it:
Old and scratched star ornament
Silver spray paint
Cork, skewer and box to hold star up when spray-painting (optional)
If your beat up old star is a bit dusty, give it a wipe clean. I didn’t do any other preparations for my star. Mine was made from plastic.
I wasn’t in the mood for spray paint all over my fingers, and I wanted my star to stand up to dry, so I made a makeshift stand for it using a cardboard box, cork and a skewer:
Not the fanciest or the sturdiest, but it did the job. Next, I took it outside and sprayed it with silver spray-paint and let it dry. You may want to put down newspaper (or just spray your grass silver too!).
Then it was time to add the sparkly gun. I got out the holographic glitter and mod podge:
I mixed the glitter into the mod podge as I thought it would be less messy and the glitter wouldn’t come off so easily.
Then I liberally glooped the glitter/mod podge all over the star:
Here’s a close up of it starting to twinkle already!
Then it’s time to wait for the mod podge to dry until you end up with a beautiful sparkly star.
Put the star on top of the Christmas tree and enjoy a sparkly Christmas.
Maybe I could have just bought a new star for the tree, but I had all the supplies in my stash and it’s nice to add my own special touch to the Christmas Tree.
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