Crazy Christmas Crafter: Sawdust and Paper Scraps

Hi there!  I’m Sandra from Sawdust and Paper Scraps.  Last year was my daughter’s last year in elementary school and my last year as room mom.  {Sniffle, they grow up so fast!}
I wanted to come up with an ornament craft that was different and unique and could be beautiful or fun or funky, depending on the combination of cardstock the kids chose.  This is what I came up with.  I bought a book of thick patterned cardstock from Hobby Lobby when it was on sale for 1/2 off and split it with my friend who was room mom in another class {at another school}so this craft cost $5 for my whole class {about $.25 each.}
Here’s what I came up with.

 

 How to:
1.  Cut out 6 identical stars.
{I used the die cut machine at the school as I had to cut out about 140 stars.  You could use “clip art” in a Word document to create a template to cut out by hand if you don’t have a machine or access to one.}
2.  Draw a line in between two legs into the center of the star.
3.  Cut along this line.

Do this on all 6 stars.

4.  Glue the two “cut legs” together creating a 4 point star that cups inward.

Do this to all 6 stars!

5.  Start connecting 4 point stars by gluing one leg of two different stars together.
6.  Now glue 2 legs on another 4 point star…

to 2 legs on the “star ball” you just started.

Is it starting to look like something?
7.  Continue gluing 2 legs of a 4 point star onto the “Star Ball”, like you just did.
8.  On the last two 4 point stars, you have to change it up a bit.  On the second to last one, glue 3 legs to the “star ball”.
9.  This will create an perfect hole for the last 4 point star to fit in.  Just glue all 4 sides and insert!
10.  Punch a hole and attach a ribbon or hanging string.

Now you could be done here but I don’t like the white edges.

 

So I used an ink pad and a Sharpie to distress the edges!

I had to use the Sharpie to get into the corners.

And that’s that!
For my daughter’s class, I also punched a whole in the leg opposite the hanger so the kids could hang a circle tag with their picture and write the date on the back.
Hope you have a fantastic Holiday Season!
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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.