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This diy comes from .  Enjoy!
Craft: Music Sheet Stars I was looking through the new Pottery Barn (PB) catalog when I stumbled upon something that looked very familiar, paper stars. And they weren't just any paper stars but over sized lucky stars. Did anyone else catch that? Every year PB comes out with something to fill their vases and apothecary jars. This year one of the fillers was over-sized lucky stars.

Some of you might remember I wrote a tutorial for basic lucky stars long ago, here. So, I'm resurrecting the tutorial along with an explanation on how to make these music sheet stars. For the most part the process is the same but there are a few adjustments.

Music sheets - search online to find holiday carols and print on light brown paper. Position your sheet music so it's formatted in landscape.
Paper trimmer or scissors
Double stick tape

Basic Star Instructions

Instructions For Large Stars
1. Cut music sheets into (2&q…


In Albania, Christmas is one of the most popular festivals and celebrated with great merriment by the local people who observe the occassion as a commemoration of the birth of Lord Jesus. The population of the country is mixed with Muslems and Christians. But Christmas in Albania is unique, what with both the communities celebrating the occassion with almost equal fervor.
   Albanians share a wonderful bond with their family members and for them, family values stand above anything else. Hence Christmas in Albania is a family affair. Here, people love to celebrate the festival in the company of their entire family.
   The Christmas traditions observed here are more or less similar to that of the rest of the world. Popular customs such as attending the midnight mass on 24th night and going to the church in the morning is religiously followed by all the Christians of Albania. The gift giving tradition, as observed in other western countries, has been in

practice here too for a long…


This simple, tastey treat comes to us from  Sometimes the simplest of thing give us the greatest pleasure.Peppermint Stick White Chocolate Marshmallows!
Marshmallows are so versatile! There is always something you can do with them. Each year I love to make cookie platters for Christmas and I always include our marshmallow snowmen and another kind of dipped marshmallow! This year we tried something new and stuck a marshmallow on a peppermint stick and then dipped it in white chocolate and sprinkled with course sugar! This is actually extra tasty because as the peppermint stick sits in the marshmallow it infuses the peppermint taste into it! These would be really cute for a Christmas or holiday dessert table, all lined up! Hope you enjoy!


This comes from .  These are really a neat looking idea to hang on your tree or at your annual holiday Christmas party.  Make alot or a little.

This is a little more complicated than a two-dimensional paper snowflake, but it looks beautiful and is a suitable craft for children adept with scissors and patient in making crafts. It will produce a 6-armed three-dimensional snowflake decoration that makes a perfect tree decoration or window-hanger.


Assemble the materials.
Assemble the materials. You can See the "Things You'll Need", are at the bottom of the page.

Fold each of the 6 pieces of paper in half, diagonally. If the paper you're using doesn't make a perfect triangle, cut off the rectangular edge that sticks out and make it align perfectly.
Cut 3 lines on each side of the triangle from the folded edge (as per video), making sure not to cut through the unfolded paper edges. Cut 3 lines on each side of the triangle from the folded edge (as per vi…