Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pretty Christmas Garland

There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light. ~N.P. Willis

A couple of weeks ago Juliane inspired me to make some Fröbelstern. She used such pretty paper yet I decided to explore the technique with some simple red, green and white copy paper. I was quite pleased with the result and for some time there was folding and folding, this way and that way, to make a collection of these German stars, closely guarded by the sweet Amigurumi Pears.

Last weekend they came together as a pretty Christmas Garland to hang in little Eee's doorway as we approach Christmas.

Using bead thread as a base I threaded some beads onto the bottom ensuring that the first bead was threaded twice so it didn't move.

With a hole in the top and bottom of each star, I proceeded to thread them, wrapping twice also to ensure they kept their place.

More beads were placed between each star, wrapping thread through the bottom bead of each section to secure it.

While it was essential to lay the garland flat while threading, to prevent it from tangling, it was a very easy, quick and simple project.

Hung in the right place, the interplay of light creating shadows dancing on the walls is a sight to behold and delights young and old.

Hope you can make one too to delight your days as we approach Christmas. Here's a star tutorial to get you started.

5 comments:

Homestay Mama said...

How exquisite! Your home must be the best decorated Christmas home in your neighborhood! :-)

Cee said...

You are simply too kind :)

said...

Yes, I got the addiction, too and made some Fröbelsterne as well! Wanted to hang them in the Christmas tree and the windows of the kids.

Stormy greetings,

Nina

Fröken Skicklig said...

Poor Nina has already been infected - and now you too ;-)

I am glad that you made so many pretty paper stars for your home - and I am so glad that the yellow box arrived and brought not only two little fellows for your girls but also some new paper friends for your Fröbelsterne!

Writing an email soon, right now my sewing machine is busy...

A very warm hug to all of you, to read your lines made me so very happy!

Cee said...

Oh yes we have been infected Juliane. Indeed I am thinking of starting up again as I am gathering presents for my niece and nephew and their family. They will no doubt also enjoy the stars.

It is so lovely to see you here taking a break from your busy machine - you are always most welcome and bring smiles in our home also.

Sending hugs to you.

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