Using just a few materials, create your very own star garland, perfect for hanging on a mantlepiece or around the tree. You can use scraps of paper or thin card, or if you’re sentimental like me and always keep old Christmas cards, why not upcycle them into a garland so they can be on show once more?
You Will Need
- A selection of coloured card
- Die-cutting machine or shape stamp
- White or coloured thread
- Sewing machine
Cut star shapes out of your selection of coloured card. I used a Cricut die-cutting machine, but you could cut them by hand using a craft knife and mat or use a craft-cutting stamp, which will also cut perfect stars for you. I cut my stars to around 7cm wide, but this technique would work on any size.
Thread your sewing machine, then line your star up and begin sewing straight down the middle through the card. When you get to the end of the star, pull a bit of thread through to give you the gap between the stars and then sew through the next one. Repeat this technique until you’ve reached the desired length of your garland. Cut the end of the thread.
If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can use jute twine and stick two stars back to back along the twine. Use a strong glue and thin twine for this so you don’t have an unsightly bump running through your stars.