Sunday, 8 November 2015

12 Days | Day 5 - Danish Star Christmas Decoration

Hi there everyone! Today I have a Christmas decoration for you all to make called a Danish Star. In some places it's called a Finnish Star, or a Danish (or even Scandinavian) Snowflake. If you have Pinterest, you can search for different designs and variations, but today I will be making this in one colour and all it will require is a pair of scissors, some double sided tape or a stapler and some coloured paper.

6 Pieces of Card / 6 x 6 Paper Pad (Preferably double sided with patterns)
Strong Glue / Double Sided Tape
Hole Punch

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Take your 6 pieces of card and cut them down to square measurements, for example 6 inches by 6 inches, 5 inches by 5 inches and so on. The pieces I'm using are from a 6 inch by 6 inch pad

Fold the each individual piece diagonally once, and then fold again. It should look like a small triangle and when you open the triangle it will look like a cross from corner to corner.

If you have unravelled the square, fold it back up again and then with the point facing left (with the fold downwards, like the picture below) cut 3 slits as shown below.


Unfold the paper and it should look like the picture below. Cut pieces of double sided tape and stick these on alternate sides of the square as below. You will be joining the sides together, and then alternating the sides towards the middle.


The shape below is what you should get from sticking together the alternate sides. You will need to make six of these.

Once you have all six, take a stapler and join three of the stars together at one tip. You will end up with two halves.

Join these two halves together - either with a stapler, or very strong double sided tape or glue. Here, I've used a stapler. You can add an extra staple at two sides where it meets in the middle for extra support and hold.

You can then add string to the top of your star to hang up. You can use a hole punch, I'm used a Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers

And hey presto! A Danish / Scandinavian Star (or even Snowflake!)

You can do various sizes, various colours, hang them up around the room or decorate a small space with them. I've done another version here below using double sided Christmas Vintage-type paper

Day 6 will be up on Weds 11th Nov! Until then, Happy Crafting!

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