Want to get crafty this holiday season but don’t have a sewing machine to make all the usual fun stuff, like scarves and sweaters?
Well, you’re in luck, because this no-sew Scandinavian star ornament is perfect for people who are short on time and want something super easy to make!
The woven pattern of this Scandinavian-inspired ornament has been made out of paper for hundreds of years. And if it can be made out of paper, why not make it out of fabric?
Plus, just notice how beautifully textured this cross-weave pattern looks!
The other great thing about this star ornament is that it’s highly versatile. Since it’s double-sided, that means you can have two uniquely different looks on each side.
You can also use it as a topper to glam up a smaller Charlie Brown type tree!
Here’s a list of everything you’ll need for this fun holiday project. If you’re an avid crafter, you probably already have most of these items in your DIY stash.
- Two 6.5″ x 6.5″ squares of fabric (use different colors for fun contrast)
- Green-colored fabric
- Red-colored fabric
- Christmas-themed fabric
- HeatnBond Ultrahold iron-on adhesive
- Glue gun
- Ribbon (for hanging the ornament)
Grab two squares of fabric, then iron on the fusible Ultra Bond paper onto the back, or the “wrong side” of each piece. This will allow the material to become extra sticky.
Next, peel off the Ultra Bond paper and join the two pieces of fabric together. Run an iron over the fabric for a second time to make sure that the seal stays put.
Now it’s time to start assembling your star ornament! Cut the fabric into (12) half-inch wide strips.
Next, weave the strips into the lattice-like pattern as pictured below. Be sure to use a hot-glue gun to keep everything in place.
Once you have a basic 3 x 3 grid, it’s time to curl up the edges and create loops. This will eventually form the pointy parts of the star.
Curl up the ends as pictured and glue them together to create the first stages of the star shape.
When you’re done, the piece should have 4 loops and 4 strips.
Now it’s time to rinse and repeat. Create a second 3 x 3 grid using the exact same fabric. This will give the ornament a puffy 3D-like appearance.
Once you’ve duplicated the process, it’s time to place one star on top of the other. Arrange it so that the gaps fit together like pieces of a puzzle.
Be sure to tuck the strips through the loops, and then grab the glue gun to make sure everything is sealed nice and tight.
Make the Ribbon:
The last and final step is easy. Thread a pretty ribbon through one of the loops, tie the ends into a knot and then trim away the excess.
Congratulations, you now have a new Christmas ornament to hang onto your tree!
As you can see, there aren’t any tricky or complicated steps to crafting this no-sew ornament. And it looks much lovelier than the cheap cookie-cutter pieces that you find at the store.
Be sure to check out the video below for the full tutorial by Shabby Fabrics.
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