Star of Wonder
by Donna Peachey
Star of wonder, Star of night
Star with royal beauty bright...
With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it might be nice to take a little break from card making.
And I don't know about you, but sometimes I take a look at a die and my mind starts to wonder 'what if'.
So today's post shows just what happened when I first saw the Deco Tree Frame craft die set...
I took one look at that tree... and wondered if I could make it into a hanging star.
Want to see how this was made?
You will need 20 of the inner parts of the trees and 10 0f the outer parts.
This photo shows that I've already glued them back to back - which you'll need to do before anything else!
You'll also need 2 of the Folk Star - cut from corrugated card as shown.
Start with the Folk Star. You'll need one, good side face down.
Cut a circle that sits just inside the inner corners of the Star and glue it into place, then add the outer sections of the Tree as shown.
Don't use your red liner tape for this as you may want a bit of 'wiggle room'!
Once happy, add some glue to the centre and leave those outer sections to dry.
Then add those inner sections of the Tree.
And then add those outer sections again so that they marry up with the first lot.
Once everything is completely dry, add just a touch of glue to the very ends of those outer Trees and pinch them together until set.
This adds a little more strength to the design. It is going to be hanging, after all!
Then add the other Folk Star, good side face out this time.
To decorate, I've pierced a hole through the centre just big enough to add two bells on a string. I've then tied a knot and cut off most, but not all of the excess twine.
The finishing touch?
Add as much or as little as you like!
Here's one final photo...
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
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