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Mini Christmas Star - Red

 

A beautiful little decoration for the

Christmas tree

 

 

Approx. finished size 7cm x 14cm (3" x 5 1/2")

including ribbon loop

What will you need?

  • Three different co-ordinating fabrics
  • Hexagon shape template - we used a 4.5cm (1 3/4") template
  • ​Triangle shape template that fits the sides of the hexagon - we used a 2.5cm (1") template
  • ​Thin card or thick paper for the triangle and hexagon pieces
  • ​4mm silver pearl beads CF01 35401
  • ​3mm wide ribbon (approx. 15cm)
  • ​Toy filling
  • Sewing thread
  • Needle, scissors, Knitting needle, etc

  • Cut 2 hexagon shapes out of one fabric using the outside edge of your template
  • ​Cut 6 triangle shapes out of the other two fabrics using the outside edge of the template (12 in total)
  • ​Cut 12 triangle shapes and 2 hexagons out of paper or card using the inside edge of your template

​If you don't have this type of plastic template you can make your own. All you need is a triangle and hexagon shape for your paper pieces, then cut your fabric pieces slightly larger so you have a seam allowance.

  • Fold one of the fabric hexagons over one of the paper hexagons and tack in place
  • ​Repeat with the other hexagon and the 12 triangles

  • Now stitch the triangles to the sides of each hexagon, alternating the colours as you go
  • ​Once you have done this place both the star shapes right sides together and stitch round. Leave an opening at one point for turning

 

  • Snip and remove your taking stitches and pull out the paper pieces
  • ​Turn right side out, using a knitting needle or similar object to carefully push out the points

  • Now you can stuff the star with toy filling
  • ​Take a piece of 3mm wide ribbon, make a loop and tuck it into the seam as you stitch up the opening you left previously 

  • Now it's time to add the beads

  • Thread up a needle and stitch a bead to each point and in between each point

 

  • When you get to the ribbon loop add a bead on both sides of the loop at the base

Your Christmas star decoration is now complete.

Why not play around with different colour combinations and alter the sizes?

 

​A Christmas tree can look stunning just decorated with these stars.