paper bag book with my son, this year we are creating decorative star ornaments (or 3-d snow stars as my son likes to call them)! I am sure they have a technical name because I remember creating one when I was young too but since my son loves "building" I thought this would be a perfect project for him and a wonderful gift for some of the key people who work with him each month (occupational therapist, education assistant, neurodevelopmentalist, pediatrician, etc). Having spent some time on the PTI forums I know there are quite a few teachers (let alone parents) among the regular posters so I hope this can be a fun project for the students, for the family or for the paper crafter in all of us!
Decorative Star Ornament and coordinating card.
Close up of decorative star ornament.
Weave pattern Enjoy the Holidays card.
THE HOW TO:
Weave your 1/4 inch strips of paper. You will need 12 all together but 6 for each star as you will be repeating these steps twice.I used glue dots to hold the strips in place. (And yes I kept the edges frayed!)
Fold 4 corners (your center strips will be used to attach the two separate stars together). I used double sided sticky tape to adhere the corners together.
Lay both of your stars one on top of the other and then attach together using the center strips from each of the stars (you'll loop the corners together).
Cut the strip and adhere.
- Weave patterned paper.
- Attach to card base. Round corner.
- Cut paper strip and scalloped edge. Stamp sentiment.
- Attach snowflake die, button and thread.
- Adhere remaining layers.
- Cut 12 strips of 1/4 patterned paper.
- Weave 6 strips and attach with glue dots. (see photo above)
- Attach ends. (see photo above)
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 again so you now have two.
- Lay one star over the other and rotate slightly. Attach ends.
- Adhere buttons with thread.
- Adhere die cut with sentiment to the centre.
Stamp Set(s): Holiday Spirit Sentiments by PTI available September 15th
Cardstock: Vintage Cream by PTI, Hunter Green by Bazzill, Hawaiian Shores by PTI
Patterned Paper: Garden Variety: Sunday Picnic by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: True Black by PTI, Pure Poppy by PTI
Accent: Linen Thread, Button by PTI
Tools: Snowflake Punch by Martha Stewart
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