DIY Embroidered Christmas Star
When I was younger, I did a lot of Christmas crafting. I used to make cards and decorations and bake stuff.
Then I had kids and everything changed! I’d plan to make lots of things, then feel frustrated and annoyed that I hadn’t managed to get them done.
One year I tried to get round the fact that I had several tiny children by starting early. I was making stuff from August onwards. But because I’d been thinking about Christmas for so long, by the time it eventually came round I was sick of it!
So a couple of years ago, I made the decision to not worry too much. I’d do a bit if I had time and if I felt like it, and not attempt anything too ambitious. There is a limit to how many decorations I can hang off the tree anyway and I don’t send that many Christmas cards.
This year has been different again. Home educating my younger three means that I have boys at home in the day again. As they were showing signs of needing a break from the academic stuff, we spent most of last week doing Christmas crafts while listening to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It was lovely!
One “grown up” thing that I’ve been working on recently is an diy embroidered Christmas star.
It’s made from felt with a snowflake design embroidered in the centre. The stars are sewn together using blanket stitch.
It’s a perfect project for a busy person who’s left things a bit late! It doesn’t take long to make. You can do a bit when you have a minute. You can make one, or a few and string them together. And to make things easier, you can download a template with the snowflake design at the bottom of the post.
How To Make a DIY Embroidered Star
You Will Need
Ribbon for hanging
Making the Star
1.Cut 2 stars from felt.
2. Embroider the snowflake design onto one of the stars.
3. Sew the 2 stars together. I used blanket stitch, but you could use back stitch or running stitch if you prefer.
4. Attach some ribbon or twine for hanging.
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