Make Your Own Star Christmas Decoration
If you’re looking for a quick creative make for Christmas this year, then you’ll just love this gorgeous star Christmas decoration! Created using the fantastic faux leather paper from the Creativ range, this gorgeous star is embellished with sparkling thread and an eye-catching embroidered design that make it just perfect for adding a touch of sophisticated sparkle to your Christmas tree this year!
Our hanging star has been created using Creativ’s beautiful faux leather paper, but you could create yours using any material of your choice! Simply download the template, and check out the step-by-step instructions below.
You Will Need:
- Creativ leather effect paper (or other fabric or paper of your choice)
- Decorative thread
- Strong glue
- Template [DOWNLOAD HERE]
Cut out the template and place it on top of the faux leather figure so that it fits precisely. You may tape the two together to prevent the template from moving.
Make small holes in the star following the template, using a cross stitch needle and a hammer (or with the point of an awl).
Embroider the pattern onto the star with silver thread and a cross stitch needle.
Make holes in the star for French knots. Make the French knots as follows: Push the needle and thread onto the front from the back and wrap the thread around the needle three times.
Pull the thread so that it sits tightly around the needle and make sure that the knot is completely covering the hole before pushing the needle through to the back
Cut a 115cm long 1mm leather cord for the star; an 85cm long cord for the heart and a 100cm long cord for the Christmas tree. Apply glue to the first 4cm. Leave to dry and cut the end of the cord at an angle.
The outerside of the star is the side from which the holes are made. The outerside must always face upwards when sewing the star together, so that the holes match. Therefore, the second star must be embroidered on the back. Sew the two stars together with tacking stitches using a 1mm leather cord. Start at the smallest point with 10 cm. Don’t forget a cord for hanging and do leave an opening to put the stuffing inside.
Tear the stuffing into small tufts, lightly fill the star and close with tacking stitches.
Finished Star Christmas Decoration:
And there you have it – your gorgeous star Christmas decoration is complete, and ready to hang! If you’ve caught the Christmas crafting bug, check out the rest of our Christmas range, and indulge in a little crafty festivity!