Tuesday, 7 July 2015

From Glow-in-the-Dark Stars to Scrapbooking Embellishments

I keep finding different things to upcycle! I came across two different sets of glow-in-the-dark stars this week and thought about ways to use them. I needed to cover them with something pretty, especially as some had an unattractive yellowy sheen. I decided to cover them with some pretty toile tissue paper that I had lying around. Now I have a great new set of embellishments.

Tools needed:
Glow in the dark stars
Pretty Tissue Paper
How to:
First you need to clean the stars, mine were covered in dust and prestik. Then place your star on the tissue paper and cut a circle (a square or blob-like shape will also do) around it. Leave plenty of space around the sides of the star
Then cover the front of the star with a thin film of glue. Gently place your circle of tissue paper on the star. Move this around until you can see that the part of the paper you want displayed is stuck to the front side of the star. Press down and wait for this to dry.
Then trim away the excess paper from the outer sides of your star, the only paper left should be between the points of the star.  Then cut a slit between 2 points of the star and trim away excess paper to make a flap.

Then turn the star over. Cover the flaps in glue and press down, repeat this for all five points of the star. Leave to dry and then you should have something like this:



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