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Yarn Stars. The Perfect Last Minute Ornament or Decoration.
Submitted by Pam on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 07:06
Yarn Stars make beautiful, very last minute ornaments for holiday decorating - tree ornaments, garlands, gift tie-ons, hanging in windows. Diane at craftypod and I had a little yarn star making playtime with family and these were the results.
As you can see, even if you sort of lose your way and go a different direction, as long as you are consistent, the star should work out. Notice the cool open weave of the grey and red star above. I love it!
Once you "get" the wrap, you can make many in a short time. And the step by step for that can be found right here.
Recycle cardboard (these were made using the clean tops of pizza boxes). Use up scrap yarn. And if you have lots of left over yarn bits, the sky is the limit!!!
Grab a glue stick, plain or ball head straight pins,wrapping paper, scissors and a pencil and you are ready to make stars!!
Make stars in colors that represent the flags of your heritage.
Red and white is a perfect combination for Scandinavian themed stars. Red and lime green or pink and turquoise make stars that are beautiful on Latino trees. Blue and white are pretty for Hanukkah.
Or make a six sided Star of David - learn how here.
Use your imagination!
This is a favorite! It is turquoise of course. Small mirrors can be glued in the centers with Elmer's glue. Old Christmas cards offer pretty center options. Even fabric. One day I am planning to add a Kanzashi to the center!
Beads work too!!
As always, let me know if you have questions via comments or email.