Vintage Paper Star Banner
I have had this vintage music book (so vintage it's probably antique) for a long long time. It was in pretty rough shape but, I LOVED it...Just didn't know what to do with it.....until now!
I've made these stars for a holiday decoration before, for the kids, in bright festive colors. Paper stars crafted from antique music book pages give them a whole new (grown up I might add) look and feel. I just know you're going to fall in love with them as much as I have.
Vintage music pages
small craft paint brush
Make your paper squares (6)
Fold in half, corner to corner, to make a triangle. Fold over once more. Hold your triangle in your hand as shown in the picture above .
Make 3 (or more if needed) cuts into your folded edge. Be sure NOT to cut all the way through. Leave 1/4 to 3/8 inch (depending on how large your paper is) at the end. Make sure the cuts are evenly spaced and leave the same amount uncut at each end.
Open your paper square. It should look like the one above.
Place a small amount of glue in your dish. Using a small paint brush, glue the inner triangle as shown above.
Skip a strip and glue the next one, as shown in the pictures above.
Now remember, you'll be making 6 of these. I usually work on the other ones while I let these dry.
Flip your paper over and glue the two remaining strips on the opposite side as shown. Let dry. In the picture above you'll notice your paper has one side (the left) that sticks out farther than the other. We'll call this the fat side.
Now, glue three pieces of paper together, gluing the fat side to the skinny side and gluing all three points together at the bottom.
Repeat this with the other 3 pieces of paper.
Once they are dry, glue the two halves together.
|Here's an unedited pic for ya!|