Normally, I would have decorated for Christmas by now - but since our house is being plastered at the moment, there really isn't scope for putting up a tree yet. It's not even clear we'll have finished in time to do it before Christmas. Meanwhile, since I can't decorate, I'm occupying myself with making decorations.
I think of these felt stars as being in the Scandinavian style, even though I've never actually spent a Christmas in Scandinavia - I'm sure one of my readers can correct me if I'm wrong! This is the first one I made, and I used a really simple design, but I might try something a bit more fancy next time.
Scandinavian-style star in red felt
You will need:
red felt, white embroidery cotton, a small loop of white ribbon, some wadding (or cotton wool, or fabric scraps), scissors, a needle, dressmaking chalk.
- Cut two identical squares of felt.
- Draw a star in chalk on the back of one square, and round the corners. I drew mine freehand (no measuring) and deliberately asymmetrical.
- Cut around the star, so as to have two identical stars.
- Draw a pattern in chalk on the back of one of the stars, and stitch over it (If you're less lazy than me, you can embroider both sides.)
- Stitch around about ¾ of the outside of the star.
- Fill with wadding (I didn't have any wadding, so I used felt offcuts).
- Finish sewing around the edge. Sew the white ribbon into one point to make a hanging loop.
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