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12.07.2009

The Hideous Star (previously known as The Ruffly Christmas Star)

So, we moved during this past year (twice, if you want to get technical) and when I move (yes, we have moved ALOT), I sell almost everything before I start packing. Naturally, one of the first things to go is the Christmas decorations (I always want something different the next year anyway). With tight funds this year, I am really trying to be creative without spending a lot of money. Picked up decorations here and there at thrift stores and on-sale, planned a family night to decorate the tree, everyone was very excited. The only thing I didn't have was a star. I never found one in my thrift shopping and even the expensive ones at Wal-Mart were ugly. So, what to do? Well, create my own, of course!


I spent hours last night creating a star using this post from Ruffles 'n' Stuff as inspiration. I even took pictures to create a tutorial to share with all of you. It cost me nada and I thought it turned out pretty darn cute. I was frankly quite proud of myself.


So, I set up the tree, "fluffed" it (fakey!), and put the star on this afternoon in prepartion of our decorating family night.


Hubby arrives home. Girlies watching a movie. Me, cooking dinner in the kitchen. K3 shows Daddy the tree. He then comes in the kitchen and promptly tells me, "That is a pretty hideous-looking star." In his defense, he had no idea that I had made it. He probably figured that I bought it at a thrift store or somthing. But, still. . . talk about deflating the sails. So, as of tonight I am selling all my crafting supplies and quitting forever! (Or at least for the next hour or so. ;0)


Since no blog post is complete without a picture, I guess I will show it to you. (I do have a whole bunch of pictures, after all.)




And if any of you want your own hideous star, you know, as a practical joke or something, I can tell you how to do-- and it will be cheap!


That is it for now. Talk to you again soon (maybe).

14 comments:

Nicole said...

I LOVE IT!! I wish I would've made one instead of buying the crapping wal-mart kind.

Vic said...

Oh don't be disheartened - please! I think it looks lovely!

My darling hates most things I make - If I listened to him I wouldn't make anything at all & be rocking in a corner mumbling to myself... ;)

Rose.W. said...

I loe it. I would so love to learn how to make one. Even my kids think it looks great.

Freda said...

I love it! I would love to know how to make it!

Dee said...

first of all...eat a piece of chocolate so that when you bonk your hubby on the head, it won't be so hard because the chocolate's mellowed you a bit!

the star is simply fabulous! truly. i like it better than the original lamp! sew, nutz to anyone who doesn't like it! lol

hubby usually looks at me with the 'what is this and why' look after a lot of my stuff...so don't be disheartened!

heard Julie Andrews singing your song last night and thought of you!

Stephanie said...

i like it if it makes you feel any better. and your right...finding the perfect star is difficult. i've searched hi and low for a cute one and it has yet to be found in a store. i think i may just have to make one like this for next year...so post a tutorial or something and i'll add it to my list of things to do before christmas 2010!!!! talk about creative craftiness!

Angie said...

You can tell him that your friends all want to order one!!! I think it's cute! It's a lot better than a leaning angel!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Angie said...

Directions please........

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I love it! Maybe it's too girly for your husband, but I think it's beautiful!

Shannon said...

I think it looks gauzy and angelic. I love it. Being a dude, he'd probably rather top the tree with a football...lol, can't wait til your next post. Keep on keeping on girl!!

Lisa said...

Put a Jayhawk patch over the top and he'll love it :)

I love it just the way it is. I love how well the light shows through it! Just perfect.

Lexie said...

I love your star!!

Greta said...

Can you please post the tutorial. I've been looking for years for a star that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to go atop my tree. I love it and totally want to make one.

Greta said...

Can you please post the tutorial. I've been looking for years for a star that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to go atop my tree. I love it and totally want to make one.