23 Nov 2012

Rustic Christmas star tutorial

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Since the weekend is ahead, here's a small tutorial for a rustic Christmas ornament in case you feel the urge to make something.

You will need

four small twiggs, as long as you want the sides of your frame to be
air dry clay
craft knife
red wool thread

Knead the air dry clay and make a ball. Roll a glass jar over it in order to make it flat.
You will need to make it 1/2 cm thick.

With a craft knife cut a star. You can use a pattern, I did it free hand because I wanted it to have a more childlike style.

Use a toothpick to open holes following the outline of the star and making them wide enough for your thread to pass through.

 Leave the star to dry, it may take a few days.

Form a frame with the twiggs and secure with a drop of hot glue in the corners.

 Tie the corners with the red wool making an x shape.

When the star is dry you can sand it to smooth the surface.

Pass the thread through the holes

and when you are done hang the star on the frame with another piece of wool thread.

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KatrinArt said...


ArtAtHome said...


Rose Garden Malevik said...

That´s cool..... :)
and do not miss.....




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Unknown said...

So cute! Thanks for visiting!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Very very cute - I should get some clay and have my kids make these. I have some twigs i think I could use for the frame. Think you could use the bakeable clay for this so they could be baked instead of letting them dry for a few days? I don't do so well with being patient enough to let it dry that long - LOL!

TinaA said...

Jill I think bakeable clay could be equally suitable.

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Litsa said...

Τίνα μπράβο, είσαι εξαιρετικά δημιουργικό πλάσμα! Όλα όσα φτιάχνεις είναι τόσο κοντά στο γούστο μου, που τα λάτρεψα!! Τι να πω για την μεταμόρφωση του τζακιού...;
Μπράβο, χαίρομαι που σε βρήκα!
Καλή και δημιουργική συνέχεια!

Meeha Meeha said...

I love your Christmas star so much!

Mary Beth said...

This is spectacular ~ LOVE IT!

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

I love it! Come link up at my Linky Party.

TinaA said...

Thank you all for your kind words!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh I love this! The rustic simplicity speaks to me!

Accidentally Wonderful said...

This is so pretty and simple. I'd love it if you would share this at my linky party! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2012/11/now-co-hosting-inspiration-spotlight.html

Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

Super cute and rustic. I haven't used the air dry clay, but have used the baking soda clay for ornaments-you can make it your self and it air dries. Love your style, happy new follower :)

Christy said...

So simple, but perfect! I love it. Great job. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru Tuesday.

Lyriel Bee said...

Μπράβο σου και πάλι μπράβο! Το λάτρεψα το αστέρι στο ξύλινο κάδρο!

Barbara Pilcher said...

Adorable. Love a simple project that has some personality.

I found your site and tutorial at Handy Man Crafty Woman. Thanks for the post.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

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Cecilia said...

Simple but also chic! Perfect for the kids! thanks for sharing :)

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