Monday, December 17, 2012

DIY Aluminum Foil Star

When I was putting together the Christmas mantel in our dining room I wanted to have a star for the nativity scene.  The nativity came with stars…BUT I used them in the living room for that mantel.  

And lets be real…since the majority of the dining room space is devoted to the kids playroom and I was planning to put up their star craft from church I figured a quick DIY star would be just the ticket.

This star is super quick and easily made with stuff you already have on hand.

What you need:
Cardboard box
Aluminum foil
Clear tape

What you do:
Draw the size star you would like on one piece of cardboard.  
Cut out the star.  

Pull out a sheet of aluminum foil.  I just eyeballed the size I thought would work.  My star is about a foot high and the aluminum foil was probably a foot and a half and I had a little left over.  

Cut the aluminum foil into 1-2 inch strips.  

Wrap each strip around the different sections of the star so the star is completely covered.  Secure ends with clear tape.

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  1. what a good idea! Maeve would love to do this!

  2. Oh I so remember this! We did this when we were younger...sure does bring back memories! Thanks for sharing! Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!


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