These handmade, rustic star decorations (shown in Pink Tulips) are the perfect accessory for any Mason jar, vase, bottle, jug, etc. With 19 colors to choose from you can match any decor or occasion. Add two sets in your wedding colors to pint jars, drop in a tea light and you have the perfect table setting for your special day. Add them to a wine bottle for the perfect housewarming gift. These can be used and reused in so many ways!
The speckled stars are crafted from recycled paper clay I make using high quality and durable ingredients. I start with recycled paper (office paper, junk mail), shred it then pour boiling water over it. After two days, the recycled paper (now pulp) is poured into a muslin cloth and allowed to drain. I mix the pulp with PVA glue and stabilizers. The clay is rolled flat and I hand cut and form each star. After drying, the stars are given a coat of acrylic paint, speckled and finished with a uv resistant gloss spar urethane.
The stars are secured to the jute with a rusted wire wrapping, giving it a finished look. While I have used a simple loop tie in the pictures, there are many ways to tie these beauties (fun tip, Google scarf tying and apply some of the suggestions to your jar charms). Let your creative side play!
The stars measure approximately 1 ¼ inch X 1 ¼ inch. The total length of the finished piece is available in two sizes; 28 inch (approx) for wider jars and 24 inch (approx) for regular jars and wine bottles. If you are unsure of the size you need, it is best to order the 28, or contact me and I will make them in any size you need. If you find that the stars dangle too low, you can shorten the length by twisting the jute (refer to photos).
I am happy to do bulk orders (20 or more) for your special occasion. It is best to contact me 4 weeks before you need them. I will send a sample of the piece in your color(s) for your approval. If you need a color for your bulk order that I do not show, just send me the brand name, color and serial number (I recommend FolkArt multi surface). For something different, contact me about using the paper you provide; school papers, a favorite book, notes (nothing glossy such as magazine pages). If you decide to provide the paper to be recycled, please allow an extra week. I will only accept two bulk orders a month. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but each special occasion deserves to be a priority in the shop.
Because each star is individually hand cut, formed, painted, speckled and tied, no two will be the same. While each one is crafted with genuine care and love, small imperfections can occur, but it adds to the unique charm of each piece.
*The glassware/pottery shown is not included; we encourage the use and reuse of items you already have.
*Recommended for indoor use.
*Because of differences in monitors, actual colors can vary from what is seen online.
Everything in this shop is hand crafted from start to finish by me using Recycled Paper. Please see the photos in my shop and feel free to ask me about the process of creating each piece. Handmade means a lot of different things and I encourage everyone to find out what it means to the shop you are buying from.