Christmas DIY: How to Sew Your Own Star Garland
For me one of the best things about christmas has to be the decor. I love making the house look all festive there is something about it that makes a house seem all warm and cosy! I have been a bit of scrooge this year and won’t be putting any decorations up until we are back from Sweden, it didn’t feel right to put them up and then to leave the house, I want to be there to enjoy them. Usually I am very traditional with christmas decorations but I am determined to experiment with some colour this year, especially after featuring our latest colourful & bright inspiration board and Vibrant flower garland.
This week we have a DIY from the girls over at the fabulous Strange Case Collective and we really must thank them as I know they have been completely run off their feet these past few weeks, they have some very exciting things coming up including an amazing TV feature with a well known DIY queen.
Lets just say I am well Jel!
You will need: 2 sheets of A5 Glitter card in two colours. We chose red and gold to tie in with our Christmas theme ♥ A pair of scissors ♥ A pencil ♥ A threaded sewing machine.
Step 1: Create a star shape template using an offcut of paper or card. We made our star around 6cm tall. The sizes can vary and you can choose any size you like. There is a lot of room to experiment and customise this craft.
Take your template and draw as many stars as you can onto your sheets of card. We could fit six on each sheet.
Step 2: Using your scissors cut out all your stars and put them into a pile alternating from red to gold.
Step 3: Now for the sewing machine.
Take your first star and place it under the foot of your sewing machine, in the same way you would a piece of fabric. Clamp it down and with any stitch of your choice sew down the centre of the star.
Step 4: When you reach the end of your star carry on sewing for a couple stitches this will leave a nice space before you add the next star. You then take your next star place it under the foot and repeat all of step four until you run out.
Step 5: When you have finished sewing all of your stars, cut the very end of your cotton and your garland is complete.
Last words from Sophie & Laura:
The great thing about this craft is you can make them using any paper or card, any length and any size you like. The hard part is deciding where to put it. We chose to put ours on our mirror, but then we made another to drape on our Christmas tree. The possibilities are endless.
You can use washi tape to stick it to the wall, like we did, or make a little hole in the end of each star, add a little ribbon and tie it somewhere pretty.
So what you waiting for get your kits out and start sewing, its time to get festive!
Much Bespoke Love