Wednesday, November 30, 2011

starbursty & prismatic for the holidays

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Don't turn me into the authorities but I have yet to put any Christmas decor out....I did however manage to go with a pretty & witty red headed friend to help craft Anthropologie's next window treatment. We didn't know that was what we would be doing before we got there so it was fun to see the magic of their window displays in action. Anyway they didn't send us home emptied handed. We made glistening starburst things out of drink stirrers. I think they would make great Christmas decorations...

All you have to do is get your hands on some clear plastic prism food stick or drink stirrers and poke a couple different lengths into a styrofoam ball. I was told that the prism sticks are hard to find but if you go here you can get some of your own...the power of googling.

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17 comments:

Jill Browning said...

genius!!

Katy said...

I love your blog!!! I hope you are doing well.

Laura said...

What a fun project - so pretty!

Danika Herrick said...

OOOOOHHHH! Love this! I was just in the middle of trying to remake the chandelier on the new cover of Elle Decor out of wooden skewers, but this is so much prettier!

Vasudha Narasimhan said...

first of all....u have a lovely blog header....very creative...secondly...ur photographs are extra ordinary...love your blog... following:)

The Wizzle said...

Oh hi, there you are! I have that very item in my bedroom right now (of course, you remember, since you were there!) but I swear you make it look so much cooler with your beautiful photographs.

I think I will make that my project for tomorrow - gluing mine together and finding a nice spot for it!

LindsB said...

Such an awesome project out of such simple materials- I love this!

Bromeliad said...

LOVE your prism.

Jenna said...

Great idea, I love those prism sticks!!

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Thanks SO much for this post! I have seen pokey, sphere thingies, and I have wanted to replicate them. I wasn't sure how to go about it, since everything I tried wouldn't stay in the styrofoam. Love them!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

These are gorgeous!

cndesigns said...

Love this crystal look! It's got me thinking about making this craft using some bamboo skewers for an organic look as a change of pace. Or even paint them to coordinate with other accessories. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

1 Funky Woman said...

I'm in love! What a great project the kids could help with and then keep out all winter!

Megan

http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

Mrs. Limestone said...

So clever!! I would have never guessed that was DIY. Love it.

albina N muro said...

chack out this ~! surfing holidays

TNitemare said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. I'm making them as xmas party favors this year. Every year my sister and I invent some kind of ornament to give as table gifts for Christmas. This year I'm making these and spraying them with glitter glue for a more glistening effect. Thanks so much for this idea!!

jowdjbrown said...

Anyway they didn't send us home emptied handed. We made glistening starburst things out of drink stirrers. beach holidays