DIY: How to Make a Twiggy Christmas Star

***It is Christmas Cheer Week on ROSALILIUM and we have some very special guests to come and celebrate with us. Today the lovely Laura from Nimble Fingers and Steady Eyebrows has a super cute Christmas craft tutorial to share with us.***

 

twiggy gold star

Hi, I’m Laura. I blog at Nimble Fingers and Steady Eyebrows.

I’m really pleased to be guest posting here at Rosalilium. I’d like to show you a really simple but effective Christmas make – a twiggy star. You can make these stars in different sizes: perhaps a large one to go on a door, and a smaller one for the top of the tree.

To make your star…

You will need:
you will need
* 15 twigs, all of the same length (I used willow, but you can use any twigs that you like. They need to be fairly thin and ideally a little bendy.)
* elastic bands
* gold spray (optional)

Firstly, you need to divide the twigs into five sets of three.Bind together two of the sets together using an elastic band. 
bind the twigs
Keep adding sets of twigs, binding them each time with an elastic band.

bind another set

You need to ensure that they go alternately over and under the existing twigs, creating a pentagon in the centre of the star.

add the fourth

add the fifth

It sounds more complicated than it is- use the pictures as a guide!

star is complete

If you prefer to keep it looking natural, you can leave it just as it is, or you might like to cover the elastic bands by wrapping round some raffia ribbon. If, like me, you feel like adding a little extra festive sparkle then spray your star all over with the gold spray.

spray paint gold

 

If you would like to hang the star, add a loop of ribbon or string to the top and you’re done! You can customise your star in any way that you like- you could add glitter, or greenery, or perhaps hang a small decoration from the centre of the star.

Happy making, and have a wonderful Christmas.
Laura 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Elizabeth
    6 December 2012 / 8:20 am

    This is totally a craft I could do with my little sister’s this weekend. They’ll love it!
    x

  2. 6 December 2012 / 8:48 am

    Lovely as wee gift too! Great idea x

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