These delicate white hanging stars are easy to make in bulk, and they look beautiful clustered together in a window or hanging on the wall over a kitchen table.
They're pretty enough to keep on your wall all winter too!
Materials and tools
- 2 packages of white oven-bake clay
- Rolling pin or clay roller
- Star-shaped cookie cutter, about 1 inch wide
- Thin metal spatula
- Bamboo skewer or chopstick
- Baking sheet
- White all-purpose thread
- Large twig or small tree branch, about 15 inches long and 1 inch in diameter
- 2 small eye screws
- 24 inches jute twine
How to make your tiny star wall hanging step by step
- Unwrap a package of oven-bake clay, place it on a smooth, hard surface, and use the rolling pin to roll it out to a thickness of about ⅛ inch.
- Use the cookie cutter to cut fifteen clay stars.
- Use the spatula to gently lift the stars off the work surface.
- Use the bamboo skewer or chopstick to poke a hole through each star (in the center, about ¼ inch from the top).
- Place the stars on a clean baking sheet, and bake according to package directions.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the stars to cool completely.
- Cut the white thread into various lengths between 18 and 24 inches. Pass each piece of thread through the hole in a star, and secure it with a double knot.
- Attach the stars to the twig or branch, being sure to vary the lengths of thread. Loop each piece of thread around the branch and double knot it to secure it in place. Space the stars evenly along the length of the branch.
- Attach an eye screw to the top-left and top-right ends of the twig. Attach each end of the 24-inch length of twine to an eye screw.
(c)2016 By Melissa Bahen. All rights reserved. Excerpted from Scandinavian Gatherings; From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast 70 SIMPLE RECIPES & CRAFTS FOR EVERYDAY CELEBRATIONS: 70 Simple Recipes and Crafts for Everyday Celebrations by permission of Sasquatch Books.