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Today, I bring you another tutorial but... it's not about crochet! What a shock! It is about some paper art (I warned you some weeks ago that you would see some of that on this blog too).
There are two reasons why I decided to make these stars.
1. I saw something like this on Dawanda (the German version of Etsy) some time ago and really liked it a lot. I did forget about it after a while though.
2. We brought home maps, paper bags and such from our travels. They were keepsakes but had no space in our flat. We didn't want to toss them but couldn't figure where to put them either. So the boyfriend suggested that I make some kind of oranments out of them (to hang on the Christmas tree). And BAM! I remember the paper stars.
I couldn't find a good tutorial online, so I came up with my own which I will share with you today! :)
Tutorial: (Multi-Layered) Paper Stars
Paper - I usually use heavy transparent paper or old book sides
Star stamper in the desired size of the stars
Stamp four stars out of the paper.
Put the pieces on top of each other.
Fasten with paperclips.
Head over to your sewing machine and get it ready to go. Pull some thread through to start with - this will make the hanging thread of your star later.
Put the point of the star underneath the needle.
Sew together with a straight line.
Optional: Add next star after about 15 cm. That way you will get a "star chain".
Put a knot at the bottom of the star.
Fold in the sides of the star, so it becomes 3-dimensional.
Hang your star/star chain.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! :)