Frou FruGal Suesan found this metal star for cheap at a local surplus store. It had a great shape and was the right size for one of her Christmas vignettes, but it was a little plain.
Suesan dressed up the star with something as inexpensive as it is unexpected: Duck tape! Now the star has a durable, eye-catching metallic finish. I think this is an inspired idea–no need to wait for a warm winter day to use spray paint.
You can learn more about this project at Frou FruGal.