Sunday, July 15, 2012

July: Star Stuff

Clearance sales this month feature lots of left over USA Independence Day items. Some items can easily transfer to Christmas, like the red and silver star-emblazoned paper goods, table centerpieces, and other decorations. Would you be interested in a patriotic-themed Christmas tree this year? If so, scope out the clearance sales for things you can use to decorate your tree!

If you (or your kids or grandkids) need a fun summer craft, check out this wire star craft at Wired-Star. Make sturdy new Christmas ornaments!

Or, you could make the easier, rustic, cinnamon star ornament. Directions are here: Cinnamon Christmas Star. You could even attach these to your wrapped gifts for added interest. Add a small banner with the recipient's name on it, and it becomes a gift tag!

For something intricate made of paper, see the woven star ornament tutorial located here: woven-star-from-vintage-book-pages.

Hmmm, now where did I put my wire cutters?


  1. Thanks for the great ideas!!

  2. A great reminder about buying stars and star items to save for Christmas!


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