Christmas Star Tutorial

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Post Shared by: Juny and Milo

My grandmother Teresina celebrated her 90th Birthday on December 6 and is probably one of the eldest EtsyKids Team fans. Having been an avid crafter for all her life and loving kids, she likes to browse the EtsyKids-Blog with me every time.

Because of her age and her hands not being as good as they have been, we’ve had to adapt our own crafting a bit and make it easier. For Christmas in the past years, we have always made paper stars, big and small, which we used to decorate just about everything.

This is my grandmother’s favorite model, which she is happy to share with the EtsyKids community. We never found out who the inventor of the star was, we learned it from a friend of ours who had noted it down on a piece of paper. It looks great, yet is very easy to make on your own or with the kids. Made in a big size it adorns walls, in smaller versions it makes a Christmas tree decoration, it can be used for garlands, and once, instead of paper we used plastic sheets and then sprayed the star with silver glitter for an outdoor decoration. It also looks beautiful crafted in felt.

I have included a step-by-step tutorial for you with photos, just follow the link. The star may look tricky, but after the first element you’ll continue making them in your sleep. It’s almost as relaxing as knitting.

The candy cane version is made using red and white striped paper, so simple, yet it looks cheery and festive.

Wishing you all a warm, happy and joyful Holiday Season,

Teresina, the grandmother


Nikky of


Erin said...

I love the story behind this Christmas Star! These look like they'd be fun to make, especially with older children. Thanks for sharing!

Nikky said...

Thanks so much! I've seen one as a decoration in an Arts and Crafts shop on holiday in London yesterday. We don't Exactly know its origins but the star seems to start travelling the world. Happy Holiday season

Astrid Mueller said...

wow what a touching story! and such a pretty star - everything you make is so pretty, Nikky. Keep it up! Hugs!

T-Rox Creations said...

Thank you so much for such an easy to follow tutorial. I had looked at others which I didn't quite understand. Yours is so good with very easy to follow instructions and great photos. My daughter and I will enjoy making these.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou..the entire family enjoyed making these. Thanks for taking the time to post x

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