I couldn’t help myself so I had to do another “Star” project after the “Glitter Star“, here it is – a Wired 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.
Star is one of the best symbols to represent Christmas. If Christmas Day is still another month away, and I didn’t get a virus attack that 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.
- Star Patterns (download the patterns here with 4 different sizes)
- Adhesive tape
- Decorative wires….. floral wires, pipe cleaners, aluminum wire… etc…
- 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.
- Wood plank
- Nails (prefer those with a small head)
- Arrange the star patterns on the wood plank and secure them with adhesive tape.
- Hammer down the nails at the star tips. Each star has 5 tips.
- a. Wind your wire follow the dashed line on the pattern.
b. Pull the wire to straighten it while bending at the tip.
- a. Bend the start end up to meet the finishing end as shown.
b. Cut off the excess wire at the start end, but don’t cut the finishing end.
- a. Bend the finishing end down 90 deg and tie the crossed wires with fastener wire.
b. Wind the fastener wires 2 rounds on the joint and twist both ends together until they securely fasten the joint at the star.
c. Hide the fastener wire.
- Secure at least another 2 joints to stabilize the Wired Star.
- a. Just like the way I glitter the foam star, apply glue all over the wires that you want to glitter.
b. Dip or sprinkle the glitters onto the star.
c. Apply glue and dip or sprinkle again if necessary.
- a. Insert the end of the Wired Star onto the floral sponge while waiting for them to dry.
b. Cut off the extra wire and tie a string then they are ready to hang on the tree.
c. You can even add the stars on the old Christmas Tree Ornaments to give them a new look.
You can try other wires as well. I especially like the Pipe Cleaners Star as it is the easiest to make and the effect is “sparkling”…
You can even make this star and place it on the top of the Kanzashi Christmas Tree or any of your favorite tabletop 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.