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Mckenzie-Childs Inspired Star

I have always loved patterns and special details. Todays project is going to be all about that. I am so excited to share this project with you all. Are you familiar with McKenzie -Childs merchandise? It is for sure one of a kind. Their products as gorgeous, fabulous, beautiful, unique, original, definitely high quality. They may not be affordable for some or budget friendly. Today I would like to make something that is going to be for sure all the way affordable. Shall we paint harlequin patten star in black and white pattern with some gold? I am so ready for good McKenzie-Childs inspired star diy .


SUPPLIES NEEDED to create a black and white star

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How to make Mckenzie-Childs inspired home decor piece


I was so lucky to be able to find at the dollar spot at the Target store nice 3D STAR. Loved it because it is around 12 inches high. That size is simply perfect for my needs.

Just because I bought my piece few months ago you may not be lucky locate one there so I went on the hunt and found exactly the same one on Amazon just couple dollars more. It is exactly the same one as I have. CLICK HERE to be directed to Amazon. I am so addicted to that project that I picked 3 more from the store to make for family and friends or even at some point put that in my SHOP for you to get.


MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

Let’s make a plan

Good plan for this project is a key. As most of you know….I am a lover of all textures and patterns! McKenzie-Childs merchandise is full of patterns and colors. I have made already so many projects with them that I will be sharing one by one with you so make sure to read through the post and follow pictures to get more details. Majority of McKenzie-Childs patterns are Harlequin, Checkered or Stripes all in black and white with some gold glazing.


Here is my first try with mixing all those white & black pattern. Dollar Tree Leaf Makeover – DIY Click on the picture to read more about that project. I promise it is super easy.


Pattern Choice

Today I like to challenge myself and try to paint my star in Harlequin Pattern. Planning is the key. It really takes the longest to get it done. As you can see I was trying so many options. It wasn’t easy because my star was 3D and I wanted to make sure my design is fairly uniformed and it is in the medium scale



MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

As you can see I decided to paint my harlequin pattern on the star in different sizes to have it even more original. If you follow me for some time you know I love to add my own spin on projects I put my hands on


MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

I was so happy to finally have my pencil design sketch out on my star. Now it is time to have fun with some paint. I do have to admit it is time consuming project but that is what I really love about it. It takes couple of paint coats to have full coverage. As you are going to make your first paint strokes you may actually noticed that is not easy to stay in lines of your penciled pattern. Don’t worry about your lines not being stirght … just do your best. Gold Glazing that we will add at the end will even all out. if I can give you one more advice make sure that you have a good selection of paint brushes that will help you in this start diy.


Check those sets of paint brushes that I own myself and used in that star diy project



As you can see my lines are not the best but that is ok … To help to mute those lines you need to take a flat soft paint brush and go over each line.Make sure that your brush is almost dry. Loved that glaze so much that decided to paint tips of my star arms solid gold.


MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

As I started to see my pattern a bit better another decision was made..lol That is what usually happens as I craft. Wooden beads at the end of each arm and some of mini beads and some in the center sounded soo appealing.


MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

Details are so important to me so here is more wooden beads that I decided to add to bring even more interest without really overpowering my star design. Painting beads is super easy. I just dipped them into leftovers of my gold paint and coated them evenly.


MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

Don’t you just love how my harlequin pattern star is looking right now?


MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

I couldn’t be pleased with how my star turned out.


MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

I really need to admit that this black and white harlequin pattern star became one of my favorite accessories in my home decor. It fits perfectly with everything I have in my house.



You can read more here on How to make Three Tiered Tray under 10$ that is in the picture above



if you follow me for some time you do know that I love to make flowers out of different materials. You can see TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE EASY FELT HYDRENGEA HERE


Details on how to make over that try shown in the pictures above



MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

Puffy heart TUTORIAL can be found HERE


MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

Snow Globe/ Gumball Machine was one of my terra cotta projects of course inspired by McKenzie-Childs print

MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.
MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.
MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

if you enjoy this project you may like to see rustic Book pages version of the same star I made


Book Pages Rustic Vintage Star DIY

MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

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MacKenzie-Childs inspired home decor diy. Harlequin pattern star. Black and white elegant pattern diy. How to paint checkered pattern.

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