DIY Romantic Star Projector

The DIY part of the AstroStar ($22) star projector is its assembly. A fun project for you and the kiddos, if you have any. If you don’t, even better, because it will surely set the mood for many romantic evenings for two. Which, of course, leads us back to my second sentence. Buy it at Infmetry; read more about it at NOTCOT.

Make a Tin Can Star Curtain/Wall Hanging

created at: 03/02/2010

Ansie shows us how to make a tin can stars that she then turned into a curtain/wall hanging out The outcome is nothing less than extraordinary. If you agree and want to make one of your own, here’s what you’ll need to make the stars:    

  • empty soft drink cans
  • utility or kitchen scissors
  • star template
  • permanent marker
  • ruler
  • an awl or thick needle or nail
  • flat-nosed pliers

To see the step by step tute, follow this link to Ansie’s blog. Continue Reading

Star Lights from Manila Envelopes


created at: 2009/12/17Let’s just imagine you’ve got some free time on Saturday morning and you’re having friends over Saturday night. Jeesh, that takes some imagination for cryin’ out loud! Well, lucky for you, Ben has given us a pattern to make FAB star lights out of manila envelopes to cover your basic white lights. This would definitely be a great Christmas Eve look, so relevant, so pretty!I found this over on Dudecraft (of course) and he directs you to the exact instructions. Continue Reading

DIY Starscape Ceiling.


It’s 2009, and glow-in-the-dark stick-em-up stars simply won’t do any more. In the era of accessibility to LEDs, fiber optics, a quite accurate (albeit 2D) home planetarium can be had with a bit of wiring and alot of holes.

From Hack-a-Day: “[Mike Galloway] set out to install a lighted starscape in the ceiling of the baby room…This setup involves an LED based illuminator and bundles of fiber optics. [Mike] first mounted the illuminator in the corner of the room at ceiling level and ran the bundles of fiber optics up into the attic. Continue Reading

How to Make Window Stars

These lovely, colorful paper stars come to us from Duo Fiberworks, who tells us they’re ‘a bit fiddly’ but easy to construct. To make some, you’ll need to gather up the following:

  • kite paper, which is much stronger than tissue paper
  • white glue
  • a few toothpicks
  • a sharp paring knife or scissors
  • a plain piece of white paper

To see how to put them all together, head on over to this post at Duo Fiberworks.  Continue Reading

DIY: Retro Stars

created at: 2009-06-01

These simple retro stars add just enough, but not too much, to a sparse tabletop. I’ve always been partial to the mid century star designs. There’s no need to say more, k.f.d. designs provides a step by step tutorial to show you how to make your own multi-sized set.

created at: 2009-06-01

Photo: Sea Urchins at Pieces

Her inspiration was a set she saw at a retail store in Atlanta.  I really appreciate that she tells us how she would make adjustments to this project if she did it again.  Continue Reading

How to turn soda cans into stars.

Teag on Craftster shows us how to turn soda cans into stars using a minimum of supplies that include, a tin snips, scissors, Sharpie, hammer, punches, metal ruler and, of course, empty soda cans.

A thumbnail sketch of the procedure goes like this:

  • Rinse out soda can(s)
  • Use a tin snips to remove the top of the can; cut down the printed seam on the can, and then cut off the bottom of the can.
  • Emboss the semi-flat aluminum sheets as desired with a hammer and punches.
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How To Fold an Origami Star

Cast your eyes upon Carley’s impressive collection of paper stars. Assemble some strips of paper, make a few crisp folds and you too may become obsessed with creating these sweet little things. Visit for a paper template. Print it, cut it and then watch the following video. If you need further instructions, study this still picture play by play. And for another paper star folding technique, check out this post.