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Christmas Star Decoration

Posted on 31st October 2012
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I first saw this tutorial on Jayne’s blog & thought it would be rather complicated. As it happens it’s really simple!

Christmas Star 

Products from J & C Creations
Stamp from Penny Black’s clear stamp set ‘Christmas Fashion’ coloured with alcohol markers
Liquid pearls & glitter around image
Dies used: Spellbinders ‘Classic Circle’ & ‘Scalloped Circle’

Other Products

12” x 12” double sided patterned card
ribbon

To make:

Start by cutting 12 x 1” strips of patterned card.

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Mark 2 strips at 51/2” & 61/2”. Lay one strip horizontally (I used the markings on my craft mat to keep things straight!) & place the other one vertically on top to make a cross & glue where they meet. Take the 3rd strip & lay it on the left vertically UNDER the horizontal strip & glue together. Take your 4th strip & lay it on the right vertically UNDER the horizontal strip & glue together. Lay strip 5 above the horizontal strip & thread it through the 3 strips already in place. Make sure it goes UNDER , OVER,UNDER, glue the strips only where they meet. Do the same with the 6th strip, but this time it goes beneath the 2 horizontal strips. Hopefully you will have something that looks like this!

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Now take the top left vertical strip & the top left horizontal strip, twist them so that the reverse pattern can be seen & glue them together so that the ends make a right angle. Do this on the other 3 corners & leave to dry completely. I held mine in place with paper clips.

Now repeat the whole process with the other 6 strips & you will end up with 2 ‘halves’. Place the two halves together & thread the unattached strips through the Star points & glue in place & snip off the excess. Mount your stamped & coloured image to a scalloped circle & glue to the middle of your star. Repeat on the reverse. Make a hole at the end of one star point & thread some ribbon through & your decoration is ready to hang!
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