Sunday, December 9, 2018

Stars making

Two years ago I tried Scandinavian folded stars. This year I wanted to make them with kids on Christmas fair. I used this tutorial but I didn't feel like all that ironing for many strips therefore I tried something different.

I made strips out of felt and I also used double sided interfacing which I ironed on two fabrics. Of course I made larger piece which I cut into strips afterwards. The stars have raw edges but that's fine. Mixing felt and fabric worked as well. Plus they look different from each side.

It was a new to me experience with kids.  I'm still not sure how to feel about it :)

Also for those who know me I don't have to explain these stars are not my usual style. Not matchy or in order in any way but I can handle that from time to time :)

I was a bit nervous as I didn't know what to expect. On last minute I put together a box of things as I wanted to have options for those who didn't like the stars or for smaller children.

I came up with drawing snowflakes on shiny glass rocks and I took few rock as well. I also had another option of making comets from felt leftovers to create ornament.

There was also exhibition of Advent calendars. I use this lone star as our Advent calendar plus I made a simple paper box with numbers as my second entry.

The message of this whole post is: Don't be afraid to try new things, mixing materials and be creative! Stay well during the festive season!


  1. Did many kids choose the rock drawing over making stars? As a child I would have definitely opted to make the stars!

  2. Oh how wonderful. I am so glad you joined in to have fun and make stuff with kids. It is so enjoyable. I love your stars very much!! I have to try this.
    The advent calendars are so creative and beautiful

  3. I love your stars. I can just see them on packages with fabric wrapping. It is nice to get outside your comfort zone from time to time. I bet the kids loved it.


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