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Paper Art

Years ago while at one of my favorite art stores, I couldn’t help but notice the huge hand cut paper lace draping the front window.  It reminded me of a gorgeous vintage tablecloth that was to only be seen and never used.  It had such an intricate design that I was baffled as to how they accomplished this.  Did they use small scissors? Was the paper folded and cut?  Did it take days or weeks to make?

Paper art can take on many forms.  I haven’t tried my hand at any paper lace projects mainly because I fear that my kids curiosity would probably destroy it.  But I did come across a paper project that is just lovely, durable, and doesn’t take much time at all.  Paper stars.  Take a look at the few I started:

It took me a few tries until I was able to make some decent ones.  I mainly used 1/2″ strips of paper that were about 10″ long.  It seemed that if they were any longer, I had a hard time fluffing them out.

One suggestion that comes up often is to write positive affirmations inside each star and then put them a jar or basket at home, work, or wherever.   Each day one can be picked by you or a visitor and unraveled and read.   I love it!

Want to try your hand at making these stellar beauties?  You can find video instructions here.

Images:  House of Many Hues

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