• thin cardboard
• silver wrapping paper
• decoupage medium/glue
• paint brush
• white paper
• silver stamp pad
• small sponge
Select a Bible passage telling the Christmas story and divide it into equal parts for everyone. We chose Luke 2:1-20 for our party of nine. The sample above is #5 – Luke 2:11&12. Print from your computer or write out each selection on the white paper and number them so each person will know their turn. For a 7 inch star, write in a space roughly 3 inches square. Also, write a verse for the front of all the ornament stars – we chose "Glory to God in the highest," from Luke 2:14.
Cut out a 7 inch star from the cardboard. Then, cut small pieces of wrapping paper and decoupage them onto both sides of the star. Next, gently tear a star shape from around the text papers. Decoupage those onto the center of each side of the silver stars and let dry.
To give the paper more depth, use a small piece of sponge to softly apply silver paint from a stamp pad. Carefully dab it around the edges of where the white paper meets the silver.
Finally, poke a hole in the top star point and string a ribbon through it. We left the ribbon open and curled on our dinner plate, then tied it onto a tree branch later with the reverse side of the star showing.
Test the decoupage medium on a sample of your written or printed paper first, to be sure the ink won't run.
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