This past summer I posted about one of my best garage sale finds:
55 folding rulers
Since buying these I have bartered a few, sold a few, and used a few in my decor.
After I made my yardstick star a couple of weeks ago (see post here),
I decided that I would make some stars on a much smaller scale for my tree using parts of a folding ruler.
I took one of the folding rulers and broke it apart.
I sawed each piece to a 4" length and sanded the edges.
Using the same basic directions as the larger yardstick star, I took five of the ruler pieces and laid them out in the shape of a five point star.
After drilling a small hole at each point, I inserted a brad (these are from some of my scrapbook supplies) into each point.
The brad ends fold back to hold the points together.
Side note: Be careful when drilling the holes at the points. The wood can crack easily and you can end up with this:
But that little accident actually helped me decide how to embellish my ornament.
After putting some glue in the crack to insure the piece would not break off, I dug through some more of my scrapbook supplies to find an embellishment that could hide the crack.
This metal "Happy Holidays" ribbon slide and ribbon not only helped hide the crack but added some nice detail to the ornament too (I also painted the brad heads red to coordinate with my ribbon).
So here's the first of what (hopefully) will be several different ornaments I will be posting about in the next few weeks.
I'm joining the party over at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.
I'm also sharing this with Stephanie Lynn @ Under the Table and Dreaming for her Handmade Ornament Exchange Party.
Lots of wonderful projects at both parties, make sure and check them out.
Have a great week.