Wire stars

Recently my mum has been thinking about Christmas decorations… Last year it was woollen pompoms, and she was wondering what to do this year. She found on Pinterest a photo of a wire star, and decided she would adapt her own like it. This is what she came up with:

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I think that the purple one is my favourite, and I also think that it is a really good idea. We are going to string them across the lounge with grey string, hanging them from grey velvet ribbon. We are going to intersperse them with copper bells,  mixing up the copper coloured, purple and silver. 

Here are the instructions I have made up:

1. Hammer 5 nails into a piece of wood in a five point star shape, slightly angling the nails so that that they lean in a bit; hopefully you end up with something like this;          

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2. Wrap the wire round the nails, (we used 0.5mm thin florists wire,) missing out one nail each time, you will see it will begin to create a  five point star shape.

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3. Go round until the wire until 6 or 8 layers deep, pushing the wire down as you go along; this uses up about 2 metres. 

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4. Cut off the wire leaving yourself a 50cm tail to secure the star. 

5. Tuck the tail under two of the points and wrap it round twice; then tuck the tail under two different points and carry on until you get a mini star in the middle of the big one.

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6. Take the star of the block, and tuck the tail of wire into it to secure it.

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Hope you can get round to doing it,

SparrowHorse x

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