Craft ideas, Christmas decoration ideas

Making straw stars as Christmas tree decorations: ideas and instructions

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In recent years it has become a tradition for many Germans to make original decorations for Christmas themselves. But doing handicrafts is not only a way to save some money, it is also really fun and can really bring the festive mood home quickly – try it out for yourself to convince yourself! In this article we offer you a creative DIY idea for Christmas decorations – we will show you how you can make straw stars yourself! The stars made of straws look really delicate and original, and are just perfect for Christmas tree decorations. They can be made very easily with just a few materials – the most important thing you need for this is patience and a little sure instinct. Let yourself be inspired! We wish you a merry christmas!

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As mentioned before, the stars made of straws look really chic and stylish – you can see for yourself by looking at our photos. Besides being really inexpensive, they are also very diverse – there are both simpler and more complicated patterns that you can make yourself. In the well-stocked craft shops you can find not only straws, which are of course the most important material when making straw stars, but also special laying forms that make it much easier to arrange and connect the individual straws correctly. In addition, you need a string of any color and the handicrafts can begin! The laying forms can be helpful especially for beginners, but are not a must in order to be able to tinker fascinating straw stars. The finished stars can also be further decorated as desired and are not only suitable as decorations for the Christmas tree, but also for original window decorations or great pendants for Christmas gifts. And with a little more patience, you can even make a fascinating wreath of straw stars for the front door yourself.

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If you are working with natural straws, you should soak them in the water first so that they do not break or splinter. Put the straws in a bowl with cold water, wait about half an hour and dry them with a little kitchen paper. The next step is to iron the straws for a while – this is necessary because flat straw is much easier to work with. Only set the iron on a low setting so that the stalks do not turn brown. And if you want colored stars, the stalks can also be painted (it is also possible to buy straightened and colored straw). First, try to make a simple star – you will need four to six straws of the same size for this.

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Place two straws together in a cross on the work table. Repeat again and then place both crosses offset on top of each other. You fix the center point with a pin. Then tie the straws with a thread by placing them over and under the straws and knotting as close to the middle as possible. Your process can also be slightly different – it is only important that the finished star lasts. When you’re done, tie a loop from the ends of the thread so you can hang the star later. To make the star even more beautiful, you can bevel the ends of the stalks using a template knife. This way a simple star with eight points is made. This procedure can also be used if you want to make slightly larger straw stars – as eye-catching decorations for your Christmas tree or as great decoration for your indoor and outdoor areas. Either longer straws can be used or several stars of different sizes can be tied together – the result looks more than beautiful! We hope that our photos will inspire you to make more complicated straw stars yourself and use them to decorate your home!