Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New Year!
Happy 2014! I whipped up these star toothpick toppers last night before our New Year's Eve family party. Sorry all I have is my Instagram photo to show you.
The idea wasn't mine, but I was happy to use my Silhouette CAMEO to quickly cut out about 100 identical stars, run one side through my Xyron sticker maker, and sandwich a tall toothpick in between. I hate to think of punching 100 of these by hand, even if I could find exactly the right size of punch. (Have I told you lately how much I love my CAMEO?)
I used a basic star shape in my Silhouette Studio library that is perfectly symmetrical so I didn't have to worry about replicating a mirror image for the back side. Thin pattern paper worked best; the thicker gold paper needed an additional glue dot on the non-sticky half so the toothpick would stay in place.
I hope you have a wonderful year, and I promise to keep the inspiration and instructions coming. My head is full of ideas; the only limit is time. So come back and visit often!