I thought I’d share a bit of advent crafts with you (elving is taking place secretly in the evenings, so most the photos are featuring some very cosy lighting).
Now, I had to look up the name of that plant. In German, it’s called Weihnachtsstern, Christmas Star, just right for the season!
My mother uses a smaller version of decorations like these on her Christmas tree; she made hers some thirty years ago at a crafts evening at my sister’s kindergarten!
They are super quick and easy to make, and look very sweet.
- six 12mm wooden beads
- a piece of red wool felt, approx 10 x 11 cm
- a length of thread
- needle and scissors
With your thread (I used embroidery thread, but you can use any), make a few wide running stitches along the flat bottom end of the petal like so. When bunched up, it will form a W shape.
Next, thread on a wooden bead. Then a petal, and so on until you have six petals alternating with your six beads. Pull tight and close the ring with a few little stitches and a knot. Add a little more thread to hang your Christmas Star from.
You can easily use other colours and leaf shapes for some variety; I painted some beads red and cut out spiky green felt leaves for a little holly hanging decoration!
I hope you’re all having a peaceful start to this week..