8.21.2008

Toile + Barn Stars = True Love

I am officially out of Back-to-school posts. So I had to share this little project that I did last week. I have been wanting to decoupage something on a barn star for a long time. I have looked endlessly at scrapbook paper, but I just couldn't find the right thing. Then I remembered this beautiful toile wrapping paper my lil' sis wrapped my birthday presents in this year. When I saw it, I was instantly in love. I unwrapped my gifts very carefully and tucked the paper away waiting for the perfect project. And here it is...



I cut each section of the star's rays separately (next time I try this project, I'll only cut out one large diamond for each ray rather than two triangles) then Mod Podged them on. I sealed it with a coat of Mod Podge as well. It turned out beautifully and now hangs proudly across from my mudbench.

Happy crafting~

33 comments:

Amber said...

I LOVE IT! What a great idea! I don't think the thought would have occurred to me to cover a barn star with decoupage. A lot of other things, but not that. It looks fabulous! The toile gives it a totally different character.

Andrea said...

What a great idea! So beautiful!

Sarah said...

Ohh I am going to have to try this-- I LOVE IT!

Darlene said...

I just bought and hung up some barn stars. I LOVE yours covered with the toile paper though. I see another project somewhere in my future......

That just really looks GREAT!!!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Beautiful! I have some blue toile wrapping paper that I saved recently. What a fun project!

Mrs. Jones said...

That is an amazing idea!

~Heather

Shannon said...

I love this idea!! How creative!

Ms. Tee said...

Really, really cute. :) I love it!

Angie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I love stars, but I am always afraid they don't go with my decor. I have one in my son's room, but nowhere else. I have lots of toile so I could totally see this in my house. It looks kinda hard, but I am doing to try it. Great job!

The Tomball Three said...

That is SO awesome and I am SO doing it! I love toile but I try very hard not to make our house too girly ... I would love to have a big fat toile couch ... but I think a couple of these stars laying around and all my toile lamps do just fine ... enough to fix my habit!

Valarie said...

That looks great, I love it!

aj said...

I love it! The toile is gorgeous!
Can you believe I have never decoupaged? I've had the stuff for years and just haven't ever done anything with it. Maybe I will now!!

Ashley said...

LOVE IT!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Terrific. You just keep the inspiration flowing, I am soaking it all up!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

SO pretty...what a unique way to use the toile! I love it!! Have a great weekend!
-Carrie

Kimba said...

That's beautiful! I love how it turned out!

I'd like to link to this post tomorrow if it's OK with you.

Holly said...

Hey big sis, the posts on both of your blogs put a HUGE smile on my face today. Are we kindred spirits or what? So what if we are about 3000 miles apart... miles don't seem to thwart fabulous brain waves do they??

Michelle said...

I think I'm in L-O-V-E! and I know that I want O-N-E! You are so talented and I love your ideas.

Have a great weekend!
Michelle

a day in the life of bella said...

That is gorgeous, and sooo creative, too:) Thanks for sharing!

Bella

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Cute idea, and I thought you could only paint them. Have a wonderful weekend. Jackie

angela said...

this is so gorgeous! i love barn stars too, and haven't seen a toile one before! good job:)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Wendy,
Your project looks great! I found you through Kimba and will have to peek around!
diane

duchess said...

Beautiful & I love anything with toile.

Jen r. said...

This is so cute and I see those plain stars everywhere! Jen r

Leslie said...

What a cute idea, so clever! I love stars and toile, hmmm, I might have to steal this idea!

Traci said...

I LOVE this idea because it makes the star much more feminine and soft.. and you could do it with so many different papers. I'm definitely inspired.

Mind if I link to this post at some point in the near future?

Jennifer said...

OK, so where in the world does one buy toile wrapping paper? I guess I'll ask Holly that one... Also, I never knew how to say toile (or what it was exactly) until I met Holly. (I would keep asking her if I was saying it right) Also, I had never heard of barn stars until reading your blog. I still have never decoupaged. Does this make me boring or just inexperienced in the creative department :)

Marie said...

It's beeee--u-tiful! Two of my favorite things. Toile and barn stars! I have a lot of small barn stars and toile tissue paper...I wonder if that would work? Hmm... Thanks!

Lorie said...

That is beautiful! You did a great job! I just spent a little too much money on some fabric that is similar and keep trying to find a great way to use it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Came over from Kimba's & haven't been by here before! What a great project. I love decoupage & toile, this one is so cute. I just did a deoupage post a week or so ago. Come by & visit me sometime!


Rhoda

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Augh! I am obsessed with stars and toile--my two obessions just collided! Thanks for sharing, you crafty girl!

Heather said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I love this project! Thank you so much - I have a bunch of clearance paper mache barn stars that need this kind of TLC!

ChrisMidd said...

I love your projects! I would love to get started making these for family and friends. What type of stars do you use? Paper mache/ tin? Do you know an inexpensive place to get the stars? Thanks!