Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas stars!

What you need: 
bamboo skewers
hot glue 
spray paint (optional)

1. Cut your bamboo skewer into pieces approximately 2 inches long.  You'll need 5 pieces for each star.

2. Take two pieces and glue them together at about a 45 degree angle.

3. Glue another piece across the other two.  This piece helps stabilize the star.

4. Glue the other two pieces on connecting all the corners.  Put the pieces where they fit best.

 5. Take your raffia and start wrapping it around each point of the star, working your way around.  Lastly, wrap it around and through the middle until you like the way it looks. Fasten it to the star with a little more glue.  Sometimes while wrapping the points it helped to add small dots of glue to keep it from slipping.  

6. If you want to, spray paint the stars, trying your best to get into all the little crevices.

7.  Ta da!!!  Use your finished stars on a wreath, as ornaments, or on gift tags!


  1. What a fantastic idea. I love these little stars. We have a bamboo plant in our garden (that's always needing a good chop because it's pretty invasive!). This will be a fantastic way to use it.


  2. love these! Must try them out. I have every thing but the paint - maybe I'll do white and then gold glitter glue which is what I have.


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