Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Festive Hanging Graduation Stars

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by Debbie Saenz, Plaid

Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Festive Hanging Graduation Stars

Create a festive decoration to celebrate someone's graduation!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the Mod Podge.
  • 2
    Use foam board or cardboard to cut out 2 large stars and one smaller star. The small star should be big enough to fit the graduate's name with the stencil. (Tip: depending on the size star(s) you make, you may need to buy more paint and foam board or cardboard.)
  • 3
    Cover the large stars with graduation gift wrap using Mod Podge; allow to dry then give another coat; dry.
  • 4
    Paint the smaller star with Engine Red; allow to dry.
  • 5
    Cut one star halfway up from tip of point and with the other star cut halfway up from the center of two points to give them a 3-D appearance. Insert one star into the other as shown with the glue gun.
  • 6
    Use Licorice to stencil name onto front and back of Engine Red star. Use Wicker White to add highlights.
  • 7
    Cut graduation symbols (i.e. mortar boards, diplomas) out of scraps of graduation gift wrap and adhere to Engine Red star with Mod Podge. Add star stickers and allow to dry. Give the entire Engine Red star a coat of Mod Podge; allow to dry.
  • 8
    Tinsel onto edges of each star, add curly bow and monofilament cord to hang.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Engine Red 104107529
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104107634
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Licorice 104107658
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 16 oz. Matte 104107939
  • Stencil Ease Alphabet Stencil Times New Roman 2 inch 104433871
  • Elmer’s Foam Board 20 inch x 30 inch x 1/2 inch White 104132730 or Cardboard
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 4 104118909
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stickers Stars Multi Color 104083223
  • Roll of Graduation Gift Wrap
  • 10 Feet of Silver Tinsel Ribbon
  • Curly Bow
  • Beadalon SUPPLEMAX 0.010 inch x 164 feet Monofilament Illusion Cord 104737493
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Scissors