CraftSmart™ Three Star Ornaments Set
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CraftSmart™ Three Star Ornaments Set

Light up a holiday tree with a trio of star-shaped ornaments.

Designed by Jeanne Bobish, DecoArt Design Team

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Writer (White)
  • DecoArt Snow Products (Snow Writer)
  • DecoArt DuraClear Varnishes (DuraClear Satin Varnish)
  • Paper Maché Stars (three 6-inch stars)
  • Brushes (# 12 flat, #2 round, 18/0 liner, #4 flat, stencil, small stencil)
  • 6-mm Jingle Bells (3)
  • Red Ribbon (6-inch piece)
  • Wide Red Ribbon (12-inch piece or ribbon of choice)
  • White Pom-Pon (¼-inch)
  • Glue
  • Sewing Needle and Thread
  • Paper Plate or Palette Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Basin
  • Transfer Paper
  • Tracing Paper
  • Stylus or Pencil
 

Project Instructions

Note: Let paint dry thoroughly between coats. Some areas may take more than one coat.
 

Gingerbread Star
Using #12 flat brush, paint entire star (front and back) Golden Brown.
 

Lightly dip stencil brush into Brown.
 

Wipe brush on paper towel to remove most of paint.
 

Lightly rub edges of star to give cookie baked look.
 

Transfer face pattern onto star.
 

Using Black and #2 round brush, paint eyes.
 

With small stencil brush and Pink, use same rubbing technique to paint on cheeks.
 

With liner brush and Red, paint nose and mouth.
 

With same brush and White, put highlight lines on eyes and highlight dots on cheeks.
 

Using White Americana Acrylic Writer, carefully paint icing using pattern for placement.
 

Let icing dry completely before varnishing with DuraClear Satin Varnish.
 

Tie red ribbon into bow and glue to ornament.
 


 

Elf Star
Carefully trace pattern onto star omitting facial features.
 

Using Holiday Red and #4 flat brush, paint hat, jacket, and shoes.
 

Using Grass Green and same brush, paint hatband, collar, and pants.
 

Use #2 round brush to paint belt Grass Green and hair brown.
 

Using either #4 flat brush or #2 round brush to paint hands and face Coral.
 

Trace facial features onto star.
 

Using #2 round brush, paint eyes White.
 

Use liner brush to paint iris, Dark Blue; pupils, Black; and mouth and nose, Red.
 

Using small stencil brush and Pink, paint on cheeks using same rubbing technique as with gingerbread ornament.
 

Dot cheeks and highlight eyes using liner brush.
 

With same brush and Black, outline eyes, face, and clothes and add lashes and details lines to hair.
 

With #12 flat brush, paint back of star either Holiday Red or Grass Green.
 

Let paint completely dry and varnish with DuraClear Satin Varnish.
 

When dry, use sewing needle to poke small hole in each foot and top of hat.
 

Thread needle and attach jingle bell to each foot and hat.
 


 

Santa Star
Using pattern as guide, paint Santa’s suit and hat Holiday Red with #12 flat brush.
 

Paint back of star Holiday Red.
 

Using same brush, paint mittens and boots Black.
 

Using #2 round brush, paint belt Black.
 

With White and #12 flat brush, paint face and beard area.
 

Trace face and mustache onto White area.
 

Paint face Coral with #4 flat brush.
 

Trace facial features onto star.
 

Using #2 round brush, paint eyes White.
 

Use liner brush to paint iris, Dark Blue; pupils, Black; and mouth and nose, Red.
 

Using small stencil brush and Pink, paint on cheeks using same rubbing technique as with gingerbread ornament.
 

Dot cheeks and highlight eyes using liner brush.
 

With Black and liner brush, outline face, eyes, mustache, and beard.
 

With round brush, paint buckle Bright Yellow.
 

Add fur trim to hat, wrists, and pant cuffs using DecoArt Snow Writer.
 

Varnish with DuraClear Satin Varnish, avoiding snow area.
 

Glue white pom-pon to his hat.
 


 

MATERIALS

  • CraftSmart® Paints (White, Pink, Holiday Red, Coral, Golden Brown, Brown, Bright Yellow, Grass Green, Dark Blue, Black)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Writer (White)
  • DecoArt Snow Products (Snow Writer)
  • DecoArt DuraClear Varnishes (DuraClear Satin Varnish)
  • Paper Maché Stars (three 6-inch stars)
  • Brushes (# 12 flat, #2 round, 18/0 liner, #4 flat, stencil, small stencil)
  • 6-mm Jingle Bells (3)
  • Red Ribbon (6-inch piece)
  • Wide Red Ribbon (12-inch piece or ribbon of choice)
  • White Pom-Pon (¼-inch)
  • Glue
  • Sewing Needle and Thread
  • Paper Plate or Palette Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Basin
  • Transfer Paper
  • Tracing Paper
  • Stylus or Pencil

 

Note: Click on "download pattern" button on bottom right for project pattern.

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