Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh My Lucky Stars!

Following up with Monday, we went about making our lucky star garland for the tree. I scrounged some scraps from work and cut them in strips at the office on the paper cutter (much easier and straighter than me with a pair of scissors :). Oh? You wanna learn to make the stars?? Check out the video below. I'll wait right here for you to come back.

So then you practice the stars until you get it just right. It takes a little bit, be patient, you will get it, I promise.

So now you can do the lucky stars! To get them on a garland, first you need to get some ribbon. I got this varigated kind (its a pretty blue to white) at Walmart for 47 cents. Measure and mark off your ribbon in 8 inch (or so) increments. Don't worry, I just used the lines on my table as guides. You can do it in shorter lengths if you want more stars or longer if you want fewer.

Since you have got it all wound off the spool, wind it back on there. Now tie knots on top of each mark you made. Tie loops on each end for help with hanging the garland.

Once you are all tied up (sorry for the pun, ok, not so sorry, I gotta get my giggles in somewhere!) Start making the stars over the knots. (For my stars, I used 23 inch long paper, cut into one inch strips.) It takes a long time to make a long garland, so just sit down and watch your favorite Christmas movie and fold away.

Voila! A beautiful project for less than $1.

Run on over to Rocks in My Dryer for more tips and fun!


Molly said...

This is such a great craft... it would work for channuka too, with white stars on a blue ribbon or vice versa. Thanks!


Firefly said...

Oh that looks so cool :) Happy Thanksgiving :)

jewelstreet said...

Nice tutorial! I will have to try this.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Gina, thanks for visiting & I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving too! Looking forward to decorating for Christmas & sharing it with everyone this year.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is such a cute project!


Michelle said...

Hello from SITS! What a cute and fun idea! I love paper crafts!

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