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Making a Felt Star Ornament

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Felt is a good choice of materials for making beautiful Christmas ornaments. This is a guide about making a felt star ornament.
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December 13, 2009

Make your own stars to brighten up your home this festive season. All you need to get started are some scraps of felt, a few basic embellishments and lots of imagination.

What's more, making felt stars is so easy all the family; both young and old alike can join in with the activity. So put on some music, sit down together and have lots of holiday fun!

Approximate Time: 20 minutes for each star

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Instructions:

  1. Draw a star shape on a piece of card, or trace a star silhouette out of a book or magazine. Cut out your star to make a card template.

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  3. Place the template on a piece of felt. Trace round the edge of the card silhouette with a pencil or tailor's chalk.

  4. Carefully cut out your felt star and remember, never let young children use sharp scissors without adult supervision.

  5. Add further interest to the surface of your star by stitching fancy yarns and scraps of fabric to the felt.

  6. Fold your star in half, snip into the fold at intervals and thread a thin strip of felt through the slits. Attach sequins or beads along the strip of felt, or let children add self-adhesive alphabet letters instead, to personalize their star.

  7. Stitch a hanger to the back of your star. It is now ready to hang on the tree, or for a different effect, peg several stars onto a long piece of yarn or raffia and make a garland to hang in the window.

Additionally, you can knit up some yarns in different colors and cast offs well. Put your knitted piece into a mesh bag and wash at a high temperature. The soap, heat and agitation will condense the wool fibres and you can make more stars from your own unique felted fabric. You could even try cutting out some snowflake shapes, too.
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December 3, 2014

This felt star can be used as a tree topper or just an ornament. If you have the time, you can even add extra embroidery details and beads to make it fancy!

Supplies:

  • felt
  • cardboard (food packaging)
  • star cookie cutters
  • scissors
  • embroidery floss
  • needle
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Steps:

  1. Tracing a cookie cutter is the easiest way to make the templates for these stars, assuming you have them on hand. Cut them out.
  2. Attach the templates to the felt using rolled pieces of tape. Cut out the shapes.
  3. Stitch the smaller star to the larger one using coordinating embroidery floss.
  4. If you want to use these as traditional ornaments you will need to attach a loop of ribbon to the top for hanging them. Have fun!
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