Well I didn't get anything made early enough yesterday to post. I put my youngest on a place to San Francisco where she will live for a year. It will be a long year for me! I miss her already.
I was in Target the other day picking up some things for her trip when I spotted a few things I thought I could use for a challenge. The Hand Stamped Sentiments blog has an Anything But a Card challenge this week. When I walked past the $1 spot in Target I saw something but didn't give it another thought. As I was walking through the store my mind started racing and before we checked out I went back and picked up the 1 item as well as another one there I could use.
Are you wondering what I got? Well I saw a small tin pail that had a punched star on the front and back. I thought it would be cute to punch some stars and stick in the pail to make a 4th of July table decoration. I also spotted a pen with red streamers (like pom poms) on the end. I pick up one of those also as I thought I could use those to hang from the stars. My thought was to make a star streamer similar to a princess wand to stick in the pail.
I started by using my large and small star punch and punched a bunch of stars out. I then cut apart the streamers on the pen and using sticky tape applied them to the back of the star. I pulled out my skewers and using Zots applied the star to the skewer. I then used another Zot to apply a star to the other side of the skewer so there is a star on each side.
Once I had the stars together and stuck in the pail I had some extra stars left and decided to decorate the outside of the pail. Once I did that it still needed something. That is when it hit me to add a ribbon bow to the skewer. My picture does not do the decoration justice. It was so tall I had a hard time photographing it. Here is my final creation.
close up of 1 skewer
close up of pail
Stampin' Up Supplies
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, white Accessories: small & large star punches, Brilliant Blue marker, Real Red & white grosgrain ribbon, Zots
So what do you think of my table decoration? Let me know by leaving me a comment. I am working on a couple of cards for my workshop next week so check back later today to get a peek. Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!