For this project you will need:
- 4 paper or vellum strips measuring 1 x 50 cm (this gives you a
star that is about 4 centimeters in size)
- 4 paper or vellum strips measuring 1.5 x 50 cm (this gives you
a star that is about 6 centimeters in size)
- 4 paper or vellum strips measuring 2.5 x 90 cm (this gives you
a star that is about 10.5 centimeters in size)
- string for hanging
You may choose to make your star in just one color. White makes a beautiful color for these stars and the more there are on a tree, the more impressive the stars look. You may also choose to make 2 colored or even 4 different colored stars. You are not limited to the size of the star either. Just vary on the width and length of the paper strips.
No matter which color you choose, the stars are very appealing.
These stars were made using a 5 mm wide red metallic curling ribbon. As you see, compared to the Euro coin, they are really small. They look great but are very frustrating to make. The curling ribbon is slick and does not “obey”. Meaning it won’t stay in place while you are following the steps and turns in all directions. It is only recommended for those with a LOT of patience. A tip is to use heavy items to hold the other sides down while you are working on a particular side. Othewise, the other lengths keep getting in the way.