This is a really easy last minute DIY and you can use these stars for Christmas tree decorations, gift embellishments or make a garland from them. The best thing is, they are cheap to make (from everyday straws), but give that Himmeli Scandi look that is meant to look minimalist! Read on for the easy tutorial.
You will need:
- Plastic or Paper Straws. In your chosen colour(s)
- String. Natural or coloured
- Scissors and Ruler.
Gather your supplies.
Measure or just cut into equal lengths – 5 pieces create a star
Start by threading one straw and continue until all are on the single string
Tie a knot (not too tight). This sort of forms a ‘house’ (hexagon) shape. The next part is just practice …
Twist once, then bend (not the straws themselves, but between the straws) the two underneath to ‘catch’ under the others
Then ‘spread’ and fan out to make a star shape!
It might take a little while to get the hang of it, but then it is simple. If you bend your straws too much, just try again!
For a garland, thread the string back through again along the ‘horizontal’ line of the stars and thread on as many as you want! Just remember to leave a little string at the end to tie or tape to your wall or tree.