Wednesday 11 November 2020

Anything But A Card Week 2... Star Tutorial.

 Morning Everyone, 

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. A Big Hello to my Newest Followers, Nice to have you here on my wee blog xx 

Remembering those we have loved and lost today on Remembrance Day. 
Poppy from my garden x

For this fortnights Fezziwigs Theme I have the Anything But a Card one. Last week when I posted my Finnish Star over on Craftworld a few folk asked me to make my own wee tutorial. Rather than use the one which I linked to previously.

So here goes. This is very picture heavy so grab a cuppa and enjoy learning how to make  Finnish Stars. 

You will need...
Paper or card  (12 x 12) You can use other sizes but to make it easier to follow I have used 12 x 12
A Paper Trimmer
Glue of your choice.
A Ruler
Scoreboard. (Optional) I found it easier to work using the lines to keep me straight)
Wee pegs or clips to hold parts in place while the glue is drying. 
Whatever you want to decorate the star.
Something for hanging your make.

Step 1

Cut your card/paper into 1" strips.
Separate into 2 bundles of 6.

Step 2

Mark 2 of the strips at points 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 so you have the centres.

Step 3

Glue the first 2 pieces together at the marked points. I have used a scoreboard to keep my paper straight. You will have a cross now.

Step 4

I have used a different colour card so you can see where to place the next piece of paper.
Add the next strip of paper to the cross where indicated in the picture. Glue it to the cross piece.

Step 5

Next add the next strip at the opposite side. Glue it onto the piece underneath it too.

Step 6

Turn your paper 90 degrees. For this step you weave the papers. Over under and over. Gluing in place. 

Step 7

This is the same as the step above but on the opposite side. Over under and over again. Glue in place.

Your creation should now look like this. 
Next you take the other 6 strips and repeat steps 2 -7

Allow it all to dry if it hasn't already. 

Step 8

Now, take strips at right angles to each other and twist them round as in the picture and glue them together. I used a wee bulldog clip to hold in place till the glue dried.

See how it has the twist in it.

The next picture is how not to do it!!! 

I made the error so you dont have too!!! 

Do the correct twist fold on all 4 corners and then again on the other star side. 

Step 9
(Nearly There!!)
Now lie the top star part onto the bottom one in line with the strips that are not attached.

Step 10
Thread the strips of paper though the centres of the curved loops and glue to them. (I again used the wee bulldog clips to hold in place while the glue dried.)

Step 11
Once the glue has dried, trim off the excess paper so you have neat edges.

Step 12

High Five!!! You made it!!!!  
Now you can decorate in what ever style you want. Add a ribbon or string if you want to have it hanging some where. 

You can make them using most sizes of paper. I have found that really fancy patterned papers dont look quite as good as simpler ones but thats just my taste. 

Here is how I decorated this one. 

Spellbinders Die
Marianne Snowflake Die
Noel Die Preloved from Ebay.
Glitter Paper and Stickles Glitter Glue. 

I hope this has been of help to you. Please let me know if you have made a star using the tutorial, I would love to see your takes on it xx

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Ikes World- White on White or Anything Goes. 
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas / Winter.
Daisy Chain Challenge - Christmas is Coming. 
Sparkles Christmas Forum Challenge- Gold Silver or Glitter. 


meg said...

Thanks for the tutorial Hazel

Sandra H said...

Great tutorial and fabulous creations x

Margreet said...

Great tutorial and a fab result. Will let you know when I have made one.
xxx Margreet

Viv said...

Looks fab Hazel!

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant tutorial Hazel and it's a gorgeous make, thank you, Kate x

Christine said...

Hi Hazel what an amazing creation thanks for sharing the detailed tute ..

hugs Christine xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Hazel this is gorgeous. I love it. Thank you for the instructions. Take care. Hugs Jackie

GerJanne said...

Oh thanks so much for the tutorial and the pictures. I like the star and i think I will make it before Christmas...I wil let you know, Hazel.
The poppy is wonderful. We saw many of them in all sorts of material in chirches when we were in Schotland..

Heather said...

So pretty, Hazel! It's so funny, I was just making some of these yesterday, I've always been fascinated by this star! Your tutorial is perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Tammy said...

Awesome tutorial Hazel, I love that ornament and all of the sparkle is gorgeous! So happy you joined us at Sparkles Christmas.
Hugs, Tammy

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning absolutely beautiful. xx

EmmaT said...

Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial and also for showing how its wrong too - thats a big help. Emmax

valscraftings said...

Beautiful snowflake, cleverly done!

Thanks for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
DT Val x

pinky said...

Oh wow, brilliant tutorial Hazel. It's beautiful and I MUST have a go at some stage before Christmas! Thanks so much xx

Dagmara Gorczyńska said...

Love your star! Thank you for the tutorial, I shall give it a try!

Thank you for joining us at the Ike's Challenge Blog!

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

What a beautiful creation.
Thank you for participating in our challenge.
Big Hug Bianca
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge blog.

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Hazel, thank you for sharing the tutorial.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

crafty-stamper said...

Love your fabulous ornament and great tutorial.Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
Carol DT x

Sall said...

Oh fabulous idea. OH gosh this is really elegant and pretty WOW. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

ike said...

WoW ! That is fabulous. Thank you for showing us how to make them. I might have a try :-)
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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

All I can do is laugh, oh my we did giggle making these!!
Hugs Shell xx

Lynne said...

A great tutorial and lovely sparkly snowflakes. Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas. Lynne DT

Pamela said...

I made the same mistake with joining the strips and twisting the wrong way LOL!
When it came to the bit where you thread the loose strips through and glue to the tips, I left them long. This made the 2 stars 'balloon' out away from each other and gave a really nice effect.
I'm so pleased you posted the link to the tutorial (on your original post). The magazine instructions I tried to follow weren't much help and I threw away 4 rubbish ones before finally making something I liked!

Ellen said...

Great and very beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Debbie said...

Wow what a beautiful decoration and great tutorial. I am loving the design and heaps of sparkle . Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT x