Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Lucky" Barn Star

I hope everyone is having a great week.  Mine is cruising at top speed again.  Over the weekend, we had volleyball and softball tournaments. Needless to say, I was not home much at all.  However, one of the mom's had a catalogue to look at and I was inspired.  So, I came right home and started to create this:

My "Lucky" Barn Star.

I bought this last fall at Michael's when all of their summer stuff was on clearance.  The star in the catalogue was $15.00.  Mine, was $1.49.

I picked out some pretty green paper and even found a shamrock page - I love it when I surprise myself.  I just took a piece of card stock and made a template and cut diamonds out.

I glued them on with just a glue stick.  I then took a piece of sandpaper and sanded the edges down a little.

It was a little too bright for my taste, so, I added a little stain and dirtied it up a little.  I love how it turned out.

I chose a dark green for the sign.

Next, I cut out the letters for Lucky using the same paper in the star and glued them on.  I added the fun little shamrock using my kids heart shapes and just painted them in a lighter green.

Finished the whole thing off with a green raffia bow.

This is it, and, the best thing is that I didn't have to the store for anything.

I am thinking of adding it to my entryway shelf.

I hope your day is Lucky too.


I am ready to party down HERE.


  1. That's the best kind of projects when you don't have to go out and buy something. Turned out beautiful! I especially like how you made the shamrock out of valentines! So clever!

  2. So creative! I love it when I can put a lovely craft together without having to leave home. I love your frugal star! It's perfect and the touch of stain really finished it well!

  3. Thanks so much for the sweet comment about my linen closet. Popping over to check out your LUCKY star :)

    Have a super week - Shannon

  4. Clever idea. Looks so cute! Man, you got that star at a realy bargain price. Way to go!!! :)

  5. This turned out darling and I loved that you did not have to go to the store! Those are the best!

  6. We're getting into school soccer season - and it will be a whirlwind. I want that kind of energy to be that creative! I love it!

  7. Looks great!! I have an older Christmas Star that I am going to decoupage music sheet paper on to....


  8. Oh my gosh I love this!!! I have never seen anyone do an Irish take on a star, and it is so much fun! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.

  9. That's really cute ... and what a bargain on the star! I love your paper choices! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

  10. I love this. New follower. I would love for you to share it on "Show It Off Wednesday".

  11. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog! I look forward to reading more.

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

  12. The star is the lucky one - all decorated for St. Pat's. I love how you put it in the window frame.

  13. That IS a luck star! Turned out beautifully!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  14. Rhonda, your star is gorgeous!!! Love it!!


  15. Love it! Adorable! Hopping by from the Thumping Thursdays Hop! I hope you will drop in, say Hi, and return the follow! -Ginger from http://wildwonderfulgingerssnaps.blogspot.com

  16. I really like this. Drop by & link-up @ DearCreatives.com a new party starts Fri. I am now following you on G+

  17. Very cute....please consider linking this up at my weekend link party at The Patriotic Pam. Hope to see you there,

  18. What an awesome makeover! Glad I found your blog from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. I knew when I saw the title I would enjoy it =)

  19. How very clever are you!!! Love this!!!

    (Found you via the Blog Hop at xoxo:Rebecca :)

  20. Love this makeover!!! You should come link this up to The CSi Project today. the challenge is St. Patrick's Day crafts, decor or food. Come on over!

  21. I love this!! What a great idea. I love that you added the stain to 'dirty' it up! Just the perfect touch. Thanks so much for sharing!!



  22. This turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tutorial :)

    I wanted to invite you to join in our weekly Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs Friday nights till the end of Monday, come link up if you have time this weekend :)


  23. I love this - very cute! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

  24. The shamrock looks really cool! I'm glad I found your blog through the Aloha Blog Hop. Feel free to hop by any time.

  25. Such a cute lucky star!! Nice job. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  26. Thanks for dropping by & sharing! Hope your week is going well!

  27. Hi,
    This turned out great! I love to decorate for all the holidays and St. Patrick's Day is one of the harder one to find cute things for. You nailed it!!
    Our party is live today, and we would like to invite you to link up and share this: http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/ We would really appreciate it.
    Hope you have a great day!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  28. Rhonda,

    I would have never thought of adding scrapbook paper to these starts!
    Thank you for sharing this in our Crafty Showcase!

    Susie @Bowdabra / SusieQTpies Cafe



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