After seeing these stars on Pinterest, I just had to try and make some myself. Now, there are several ways to make a star out of sticks or branches. I chose the easy way (that’s just how I am ) and it includes a glue gun.
This is how you do it: 1. Go outside and gather the sticks/branches you want to use. 2. Get your glue gun and a pair of scissors (or garden scissors). 3. Cut 6 pieces in the same length. 4. Glue them together, start with one of the triangles, then do the other. 5. Hang the star in your window or on the wall with the help of some twine and tape.
This is a great thing to do with the kids: First go out into the winter wonderland and find sticks, then go inside and maybe drink some hot chocolate while making the stars on the kitchen table. We might just make a tradition out of this. That is, when we get kids. And they are old enough to go outside. So probably not for a couple of years. We’re expecting on the 20th of December…
Reuse your egg carton and make beautiful small Christmas trees! Last year I made a Christmas star ornament from egg carton and I’ve been trying to find something more to make for Christmas from this material – well, because it does not come much cheaper than this! Both egg carton and paper is something you have by hand, in addition you’ll need beads, a glue stick, multi purpose glue and a pair of scissors.
1. Cut out the ‘trees’. 2. Fold a paper star and glue it on the top of the tree. 3. Apply glue on the outside of the tree using the glue stick and add beads where you want them – that’s it- you’ve made your first tiny Christmas tree from egg carton.
Style your matchboxes for Christmas. Fireplace and candles are important to make a cozy home and to get in the Christmas mood – well, then you need something to light up the flames. I’ve made my matchboxes a little more Christmasy by adding stamped recycled cardboard. In this DIY I’ll also tell you how I made stamps.
Making Christmas Stamps. Supplies: A sheet of foam, a glue stick, a pencil and a piece of wood. 1. Star with drawing the shape you want on the foam-sheet. I’m making a tree. 2. Use the pair of scissors and cut out the tree. If you find it difficult you can always use a scalpel. 3. Glue the shape onto the piece of wood.
Making Christmas Matches. Supplies: Matchboxes, thin recycled cardboard (from the back of a college notebook), a glue stick, a pair of scissors and christmas stamps. 1. Start with cutting the pieces to fit the front and back of the matchbox. 2. Stamp it with your Christmas stamp. 3. Glue it onto the matchbox. Easy Peasy!