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We are not a religious family, but we have a tradition to read Advent Storybook by Antonie Schneider every night of Advent. The main character is Little Bear following a wondrous star all the way to Bethlehem. He meets different characters in every story and there is a short “punchline” in the end. I thought that perhaps my 9 year old Smarty outgrew the story by now, but she was eagerly asking for it on December 1st. Since the star is prominent in the story, I suggested a “star” theme for our first day of Advent. We brainstormed ideas and decided to do a foil embossed ornament following the same technique that we used to make a foil embossed frame last summer.
- Wooden stars of desired size
- A Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Aluminum Foil Tape
- Permanent markers in different colors
Make Your DIY Embossed Star
1. Draw designs on both sides of your star with a glue gun. Try to make sure that your lines are thick.
2. Peel off your aluminum foil tape and stretch it across the star. Cut off extra tape. You could try to use regular aluminum foil instead, but it is more likely to tear around raised hot glue “skeleton”.
3. Color your star with permanent markers – they produce a pretty “iced” effect on the foil.
Hot glue a string to hang it up, and your ornament is ready for a tree!
More DIY Ornaments:From my blog:
10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas where 100 kid bloggers are sharing ornaments based on children’s books. We will be making and sharing another ornament next week!
Follow my DIY ornaments Pinterest board.