A few years ago, I saw a cardboard star for sale and, being a person with a weakness for all things starry, I had to have it. I'm also a person who likes to make things and didn't want to spend 40 dollars on it. Okay, I'm also a person who's cheap. The first star I made is white and sits on top of the bookcase in my living room. I made tons of mistakes on it, but I still love it. Since then, I've made some for sale in my Etsy shop and for family members. This star is for my sister-in-law, her color request was bronze. I'm not a huge fan of brown, so I was worried that it wouldn't be pretty. The paints at the craft store labeled bronze, all looked copper to me, too orange, so I picked metalic espresso. I couldn't be happier with the results.
I traced 8 with the triangle notch and 10 without.
As I was holding and gluing, I thought,"What if I'm squeezing too much into this seam and it drops through onto my other hand?" A split second later, I was trying to get hot glue off my fingers. Yowza! 6 hours of holding an icepack later, I decided, next time, to have a bowl of ice water on the table. Just in case.
I think she's going to love it. Wish I was a better photographer. This picture really doesn't do it justice. Much prettier in person.