One of the things I miss about living in the country is how many stars you could see at night. The stars always seemed brighter in the winter, but I think that’s in part because the nights were so much longer. Here are 10 crafty ways you can sneak a few more stars into your winter nights.
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I am a big fan of simple crafts and Manuela’s DIY twine star is shockingly simple. You probably already have most of the supplies in your house.
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I usually have a few books around that can’t be donated because they are falling apart. Often the pages themselves are in perfectly fine shape but they’ve come loose from the binding. Allison’s sparkly Christmas banner would be a great way to repurpose one of those books.
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I love the simplicity of this pallet star. If you have a pallet you are almost done. You just need some nails and some red satin ribbon for the rest. Don’t have a pallet? Fake it and make your own with some 2x4s.
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We have a tradition of opening our gifts while sitting on the floor in front our our fireplace. I have several handmade quilts that my mother gave me and if I was a quilter I'd want one of Jo's Christmas star quilts to pull out on Christmas morning. It would make an exceptionally thoughtful gift for someone on your list.
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Don't you just love a craft made out of wooden sticks? Stars are an easy shape to make out of them and then Jean went an added my favorite Christmas craft ingredient -- glitter. Make a bunch of these glitter stars with your kids and forget about the sparkly mess it will make.
I was talking with a friend recently and we came to the conclusion that there is just something Christmas-y about felt crafts. That's reason enough to like Marianne's felt star Christmas garland but you'll also like how quickly you can make one.
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I'm sure if I actually sewed I'd find Liz's old fashioned Christmas tree skirt as simple as she promises it is. It really does look easy, even to someone who doesn't really know how to sew. The hardest part might just be deciding what colors to use.
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One of the stars I can see from my suburban home is the North Star. It’s possibly also the only star I can point out with confidence. I bet you can't make just one of Michele’s hand-painted mini canvas North Star ornaments.
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Ruth’s mid-century folded star reminds me a little bit of making origami ornaments in elementary school. Invite a bunch of friends over to make them and see who comes up with the best color combination.
What's your favorite way to decorate with stars?
Be sure to check out the rest of the posts in our 12 days of Holiday Crafts series.
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