How to make Christmas star decorations

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  • Learn how to make Christmas star decorations with felt and some basic sewing skills that even kids can do. Make this easy string of stars to hang up around your home this Christmas – a simple way to feel more festive in a jiffy! Just follow our simple instructions to bring some festive cheer to your home today.

    How to make Christmas star decorations

    Christmas star decorations equipment:

    • Basic sewing kit: scissors, pinking shears, straight pins, hand-sewing needles, embroidery needle, ruler, fabric pen, rotary cutting tools (optional), sewing machine (optional), craft glue (optional)
    • Christmas star decorations template (follow the link below to print out the template)
    • Fabric pen
    • 1/2 yard or 0.5m of white felt
    • 70in or 177.8cm of red cotton cord
    • Red embroidery floss

    Christmas star decorations template:

    Print out this Christmas star decorations template

    Christmas star decorations instructions:

    Using the template and a fabric pen, trace and cut out 20 Christmas stars, or enough for 10 pairs.

    Make a loop and tie a knot at one end of the cord.

    Measure 4in (10.2 cm) from the loop and tie a knot. Pin one pair of Christmas star shapes in place on the cord with the wrong sides together, sandwiching the cord in between and positioning the widest point of the star so it touches the knot.

    Using the red floss, sew using a blanket stitch around the outside edge of the Christmas star decorations, where the cord extends from between the star layers. Measure 4in (10.2 cm) from this knot and tie another one. Repeat this process until you’ve added all 10 stars to the cord and don’t forget to remove the pins afterwards.

    To end the Christmas star decorations garland, hide a final, bigger knot in the last Christmas star or create another tied hanging loop.

    Safety tip: Children should always be supervised by an adult when using sharp tools like scissors or needles.

    This craft idea is extracted from Fa La La La Felt by Amanda Carestio, published by Lark.

    Where to next?

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