Trim your tree with sparkling star ornaments. To create these DIY Christmas ornaments, all you need is metallic straws and thread. We'll show you how to fold and stitch each ornament.
Our take on the classic star ornament starts with shiny paper straws. Hand-sewing the starts together creates their stunning shape. Try hanging several stars in the window for a pretty Christmas display.
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Cut straws so you have six each of these lengths: 7½", 6", 4", 3¾". 2 Using bone folder, flatten all straws except the 4". Fold flat straws in half, creasing with bone folder.
Using a needle and thread, stitch through straws ¼" from one end in this order: 4", 7½", 6", and 3½". Fold over the loose end of each of the last three straws you've strung, and run the needle through them in reverse order. This forms one point of a snowflake. Using the same string, repeat five times, being certain to include one straight 4-inch straw between each group of points.
When the snowflake is loosely formed, draw the thread tight and knot. Apply glue to the star's center on both sides. (Lay it on wax paper or glass to dry.)