Tutorial: Wind A Star
Unbelievable, Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!!!! I have so many Christmas crafts in mind, gosh…. looks like I have to carry forward some of the projects to next year.
The Star is one of the best symbols to represent Christmas. I couldn’t help myself so I had to do another “Star” project after the “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star“. If Christmas Day is still another month away, and I didn’t get a viral attack which slowed me down, I would have come out with a sewing star, crochet star, perhaps weaving star etc….
I received some feedback from you that it is not easy to find the foam star I showed in my previous tutorial. So, I came out with an alternative to the foam stars and made of materials you definitely can obtain from the hardware shop and craft store… All you need for making this winding star are:
1. Wood plank
3. Nails (prefer those with small head)
4. Star Patterns (download the patterns here with 4 different sizes)
5. Adhesive tape
6. Decorative wires….. floral wires, pipe cleaners, aluminium wire… etc…
7. Fastener Floral wire (Gauge 34) for fastening, you can use upholstery thread but make sure they are strong for you to pull and tie the wires together.
Arrange the star patterns on the wood plank and secure them with adhesive tape.
Bend the finishing end down 90 deg and tie the crossed wires with fastener floral wire. Wind the fastener wires 2 rounds on the joint and twist both ends together until they securely fasten the joint at the star.Hide the fastener wire.
Just like the way I glitter the foam star, apply glue all over the wires that you want to glitter. Dip or sprinkle the glitters onto the star.
Apply glue and dip or sprinkle again if necessary.
Insert the end onto the floral sponge while wait for them to dry.
Cut off the extra wire and tie a string then they are ready to be hang on the tree.
You can even add the stars on the old Christmas Tree Ornaments to give them a new look.
You can even make this star and place it on the top of the Kanzashi Christmas Tree or any of your favorite table top Christmas Trees.
Try them out today and I would be more than happy if you show me your version!!!
Let us wish upon a star together that there would be peace in this world.