Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Garland Craft
This beautiful Christmas craft will bring a warm country old-fashioned feel to your Christmas decorations. The Christmas star garland craft does not need a lot of materials and you are free to choose colours, fabric patterns and star sizes as you want.
To make your old fashioned Christmas Tree Garland craft you will need scissors, a star pattern, sewing machine, fibrefill stuffing, festive fabric of your choice, wooden beads that compliment your fabric and thread to match your fabric. If you don’t have a sewing machine it is still possible for you to make this Christmas craft. You just need competent hand sewing skills, a little patience and of course a needle. The Christmas garland that you will make has a nice natural look, which helps to set an old, fashioned Christmas atmosphere.
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Step one is to cut out the stars using your star pattern. It is important to note here that you will want to leave a little extra, about .7mm for the seam. When you have cut out your star pieces take two and face them towards each other, basically so your stars are inside out. Step three sew the stars together but do not fully close them. Leave a suitable opening that will allow you to turn your stars right side out and stuff them. After you have sewed the stars and before you turn them right side out trim off any extra fabric along the seam. This will help the stars shape stay correct and smooth.
Step five is turning the stars right side out. Do this step with patience and care as to not rip the seam accidentally. When you have finished turning the stars right side out use a thin long device such as knitting needle to push the points of the star out fully. Now you can fill your star with stuffing, how much you fill it is up to you. You may want very firm stars and use a lot of filling or you may want only soft stars in which case you will use less filling.
Make the number of stars to suit your purpose. Your Christmas tree garland craft can be used to wrap around your Christmas tree, hang from your stair banister, hang from windows or hang from the doorknobs around your home. Each of these purposes will require more or less stars use your good judgement to decide on the amount you need. The Christmas tree garland can also be made to include in someone’s Christmas gift. Or you can make one or two add the beads and decorate Christmas gifts with them.
When you have finished making the required number of stars all you have to do is add the beads and connect them together. To do this simply use you’re matching thread and connect one star to another. Before attaching the second or following star thread three wooden beads onto the thread. To keep the beads from sliding up and down the thread put the thread through the first and third bead a second time. After you have secured the beads attach the next star until you have completed your Old Fashioned Christmas Garland craft.