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Christmas Stars, Frames, Wreaths, and More

Christmas Stars

I have made these in all sizes from tiny to 12 inch size.

Gather small twigs from your yard (leave in a natural state, ones with lichen are especially attractive). Arrange these in a 5 or 6 pointed star. Hot glue where twigs join and attach a twine or string loop as a holder.

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For embellishment - if desired, not necessary: Wrap with strips of mylar balloon or the inside of foil chip bag. Glaze with embossing wax. Paint with or without glitter. Glue on small pine cones or pine sprigs. Glue on Xmas picks from craft store.

NOTE: Hot glue does not hold up well to the elements. If you plan to hang any of these outside, use hot glue and tacky glue when affixing elements together. The hot glue will provide instant hold while the tacky glue will provide durable hold.

Frames

Use long cinnamon sticks or twigs to create small frames, hot glue at corners and attach a loop of twine as a hanger. Glue an attractive Xmas card or magazine cut out to cardboard. Then glue the cardboard to the back of the frame; embellish frame as desired.

Wreath

Collect pine cones, pin oak balls, and pine sprigs from outside. Cut a wreath shape from heavy cardboard, hot glue the naturals and decorate with raffia bows or any Christmas bows or picks. If you make a large wreath, you can even hot glue small stuffed animals to it. Hot glue a twine loop to the back for a hanger

Christmas Bush Sparklers

Cut off the tops and bottoms of all the cans you use. Wash and dry. Pierce a hole near one edge. Use fishing line or some other durable material to form a hanger loop. Hang on a bare winter bush. They sparkle a lot when the wind moves them around

NOTE: Hot glue does not hold up well to the elements. If you plan to hang any of these outside, use hot glue and tacky glue when affixing elements together. The hot glue will provide instant hold while the tacky glue will provide durable hold.

By Jdani

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Anonymous Flag
May 19, 20090 found this helpful

I like the wreath idea.

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