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
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:
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...
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:
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.
Seriously, who would have imagined these stars started out as plastic bottle bottoms?? And to make this project even better, it's super easy to do!
To make a garland consisting of 5 stars & 3 snowflakes, you'll need:
- 8 plastic bottles
- a scissors
- a needle or small hole punch
- clear beads
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...
This 3D four-point origami star would make a pretty accessory to any holiday gift. The video begins with a crane base. For instructions on how to get to that point, first visit danbergam’s preliminary base and then her crane base video. And for an alternative, don't forget to check out my folded paper star how-to!
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 foldastar.com 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.
Sometimes a change of view is necessary. Today is one of those days. For a new perspective of our blue ball in its place in the universe, cast an eye upon World Globe’s StarSphere, which maps the entire heavens "as seen from anywhere on earth." No nations; no earthlings. Just stars.
How about making an extra folded paper star or two for the four-legged friend in your life? Just toss one near your favorite feline and ten seconds later you will have one spit-soaked star and one very happy cat.
I found instructions for these beautiful folded paper stars in an old magazine called The Workbasket. Not only were the directions indecipherable, the picture illustrations were misidentified. Although your first attempt might be a challenge, it’ll be worth it as the final product will impress your friends and family.
Use them to decorate your trees and presents for your holiday party, or hang them from your light fixtures for your New Years...