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.