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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mosaic Star Patriotic Door Decoration

This week for my Cindi's Simple Solutions project on When Creativity Knocks I'm sharing this patriotic mosaic star. A few materials, and a bit of patience, were all it took to create this large star perfect for display on your front door as the 4th of July approaches.    


16” Smoothfoam™ Star 
The Beadery® Value Pack Clearly Mosaics™ - Pearlized White 
DecoArt® Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels® - Blue, Red
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ - Red Hot
Beacon™ Mixed Media Glue™ 
Paint brush 
Red satin cording 


Beginning in the center of the Smoothfoam™ star, sketch or trace a smaller star shape in desired size.  Use Mixed Media Glue™ to mount pearlized white Clearly Mosaics™ to cover the star area.  Once star is filled in and defined, begin adding additional mosaic pieces and cover the entire surface of the star.

I wanted a glossy effect to the painted mosaic pieces, so Gloss Enamels® were the perfect choice.  Paint a row of mosaics with Red Crystal Gloss Enamels around entire star.  Let dry.  

Paint remaining mosaics around center star with Blue Crystal Gloss Enamels®.  Let dry.  

Paint the sides of the star with Red Hot Americana Multi-Surface Satin™ paint.  Let dry.

Use Mixed Media Glue™ to mount red satin cording around top edge of star.   Add loop on top point to hang star. 


  1. AWESOME...all salute the red, white and blue!

  2. AWESOME...all salute the red, white and blue!