MY trash to treasure...!!! pictures

kacramJanuary 16, 2007

this is MY trash to treasure! Picture...

I made these before Christmas. I couldn't stand the vertical blinds in the family room. So, much to my DH's surprise, I ripped them down! lol and this is what I made. I was able to make 5 of them. I want to find some more white vinyl vertical blinds in garage sales to make more for my trees outside! lol what do you think? (sorry.. 1 with flash, 1 w/o! lol)

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craftylady-2006

Kat, how ingenious - and how in the heck did you make fold them out of the vinyl blades? I know we did stuff like this back in grade school but long time ago.

Sal

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 6:38AM
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kacram

Hi Sal. I didn't think it would work either, as they have a slight curvature, but they did! I just made sure, when I folded them in half at the start, to really really press/rub the fold line and made that one tight. The vinyl verticals are 84 inches long, I believe.. the stars are packed away... but They are as big or a little bigger than the pillow, and I just measured it at 16"! It took 4 slats to make one star... they are 3D on the back too.. the back looks just like the fornt in this pic...

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 8:54AM
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adellabedella_usa

I love it. It's very creative.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 10:29AM
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iowajewel

I love them!
Can you give or send me the instructions???
And.........did you glue or staple them so that they would NOT fall apart?
Thanks for sharing!
Julie

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 6:40PM
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kacram

Hi Julie...

here are some good directions with some very good pictures. No, I didn't glue or staple them. maybe I should! lol
here are some little ones I made out of paper for my tree this year. The glitter looks like it was pink, but it's not! lol

Here is a link that might be useful: german stars..

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 8:00PM
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iowajewel

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!
They are soooo cute! Can't wait to try to make them.
Julie

    Bookmark   January 18, 2007 at 5:26PM
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chatrbug

german stars!!! my mother had a ton of these, all dipped in wax and glitter.

heres some instructions
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_occasions/article/0,1789,HGTV_3268_1382226,00.html
http://www.howtomakestars.com/instructions.html
http://www.craftideas.info/html/german_star_instructions.html

most often they work best with strips of paper. who would have thought to use blinds lol.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2007 at 7:54PM
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