Every year at Christmas time my husband’s Scandinavian mother would hang her collection of paper-folded stars on the tree and throughout the house. Hers were in red, gold and green. They added holiday sparkle and a touch of whimsical charm wherever they were displayed.
Now we can make the very same stars from fabric. The colors and patterns of strips cut from fabric give the stars a whole new look while being even more charming.
Fabric stars are wonderful for the Christmas tree, or display them around the home all year around. They look great attached to a gift, along with the gift tag.
It’s fun to get the entire family involved in doing this easy project. Fold and press 3″ strips like bias tape, then use four of them to fold into a star.
Attach a hanging loop of embroidery floss or thin cord with a few hand stitches and step back and admire your new creation. Keep in mind that these look darling hanging from suction cup hangers in your windows.
You can also vary the size of the stars by changing the width of the strips. Wider strips will produce a larger star.
Watch how this lady with It’s Sew Simple makes these cool stars in her step by step tutorial.
How to Make Scandinavian Fabric Stars