I do this for two reasons.
First, I am really particular about how I want my tree to look and It's hard for me two find ornaments that I love.
Second, I am a cheapskate, so making my own ornaments makes more economic sense to me.
This year I made tin stars for my tree. It was so easy to make these and they ended up only costing .25 - .50 cents (depending on size) each to make. I found the tutorial on pintrest, but It had a lot of unnecessary steps so I'm posting my own tutorial for you.
|I used these disposable tin trays from the Dollar store. There were two trays in each pack.|
|I traced a star onto the foil. Notice the tips of the star are not pointed.|
|I cut it out with kitchen sheers. It was surprisingly easy!|
|I cut 1/4" slits in each interior corner of the star.|
|Using a ruler, I folded down the edges of the star.|
|I punched a hole at the top of the star .|
|Then, I flipped the star over and did the same thing. this time going to the outside points of the star.|
|Once it looked like this, I just sort of pushed inward from the edges and played with it a little until it looked like.....|
|THIS!!!! Then, I spray painted the stars with some paint I already had and using some dark brown paint and a sponge brush I gave them a little distressed look.|