So the good people at Baker Ross sent me some rather yummy hanging stars in papier mache and some decopatch papers to play with. It took me about half an hour and only one and a half sheets of the three sheet paper pack to cover the stars. Then I hung em up for a thorough drying. I don't know if you believe in Christmas miracles, but here's a tiny one: I had to take a gamble on the glue I used...I don't have much wet glue and the bottle I settled has shed it's label - long ago. I gambled on it being a decopage glue that I'd had in my shop kit in another lifetime. And it appears that it was, the papers held and the glue dried without leaving a trace. The real miracle is that I've since marked the bottle to avoid future gambling!
So then I felt the need for a bit of twinkle. And you saw on WOYWW 286 that I was waiting for the glitter to dry. I did blobs of Glossy Accents around the edge of each star and poured gold Glamour Dust over them. I could have used Stickles but I wanted the blobs to dry in dimension.
And they did! Hurrah! The stars are now ready and twinkly. They have 'built in' hangers so will make perfect tree decorations or hanging adornments. If they weren't destined for another job, these could very well have ended up dotted around the house on door handles.
For now, they hang in a twinkly mass on a door handle that gets a lot of sunshine. When it shines. If all goes to plan, they will be fully employed by the end of the week. And you know me well enough to know that if it doesn't go to plan, you may never see them on this blog again! And just to reassure you - that particular cobweb is on the outside.