One polystyrene star (available from craft shops)
1 sheet decoupage paper
1 tub PVA glue
1m thin ribbon
Pins or tacks
Sequins and beads
Basic. But be careful of the pins!
Step One: Cut The Paper
Cut decoupage paper into small squares.
Step Two: Apply Glue
Apply PVA decoupage glue with a fine paintbrush to the area where the first square of paper is to be placed.
Step Three: Smooth The Surface
Glue a paper square to a star. Smooth the surface, working from the centre of the edges. Remove any excess glue with a lightly dampened sponge. Paint a coat of glue over the square.
Step Four: Apply More Paper
Overlap second square of paper with first so that they meet seamlessly. Apply glue to area and affix square. Paint a coat of glue over square.
Step Five: Add More Squares
Continue adding squares until star is covered in paper.
Step Six: Allow Drying Time
Allow glue to dry completely.
Step Seven: Add Ribbon
Begin wrapping ribbon around star. Pin one end in to one of the star’s indentations.
Step Eight: Glue
Apply a thin strip of glue along the ridged edge of the star.
Step Nine: Fix Ribbon
Pull ribbon over tightly and fix on to opposite point with a pin.
Step 10: Repeat
Repeat down the other side, and fix ribbon at bottom with pin (back where you started). Cut ribbon.
Add pins to secure. Apply evenly and in a consistent pattern along star’s edges.
Step 12: Repeat
Continue until star is covered with ribbon.
Step 13: Add A Bead
Add a bead to the end of each point of the star using a pin to secure.
Step 14: Decorate
Add a sequin to each side of the middle of the star and secure with a tack and bead.
Step 15: Create The Hanging Loop
Thread a sewing needle with silver thread and push it through one of the points of the star, being careful not to thread too close to the surface in case the thread breaks through the polystyrene. This creates your loop for hanging your star to the tree. Leave the thread undone so you can tie it on to tree at the desired length.
Step 16: Hang It!
Hang the star to your tree!
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