Print out the star pattern and cut out. For one lantern, trace one star pattern onto two contrasting colors of felt. (We used wool felt because it's thick, long-lasting, and sturdy so it holds a shape better than synthetic felt). Cut out felt stars. Spray each star with a light coat of fabric stiffener like Stiffen Quik. (This helps the felt hold its shape when you bend it.) Let dry on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then flatten with an iron as needed. Use an embroidery needle to make a small hole in the center of the star and about 1/4 inch away from each tip.
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