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Festive Hanging Graduation Stars

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Engine Red, 2 oz.
Item #436
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.
Item #CS11302
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$10.39

Other Supplies
1½” alphabet stencil
1 sheet of foam board or cardboard
1 roll graduation gift wrap
10 feet silver tinsel ribbon
Small star stickers
1 curly bow
Monofilament string
Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Use foam board or cardboard to cut out 2 large stars and one smaller star.
  2. Cover the larger stars with graduation gift wrap using Mod Podge; allow to dry then give another coat; dry.
  3. Paint the smaller star with Engine Red; allow to dry.
  4. Cut a slit into both large stars to create a 3-D star: (cut one star halfway up from tip of point and with the other star cut halfway up from the center of two points) Insert one star into the other as shown.
  5. Stencil name onto front and back of red star. Use Wicker White to add highlights.
  6. Cut graduation symbols out of scraps of graduation paper and adhere to red star with Mod Podge and add star stickers; allow to dry. Give the entire red star a coat of Mod Podge; allow to dry.
  7. tinsel onto edges of each star, add curly ribbon and string to hang.
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