The run up to Christmas is my favourite time of year as I love all the planning and preparation that goes into the festive season. Especially the crafting! This year Laura Ashley asked me to make a quick Christmas craft for their blog and I really enjoyed creating this garland. I decided to upgrade the simple paper garland and make a Scandi-inspired 3D star garland that should be smart enough for a grown up Christmas living room. It’s a simple DIY that’s fun to make and looks pretty when draped across a mantlepiece or pegged up in a lovely sweep across a plain wall.
1. For this quick make you will need a roll of wallpaper (I used Laura Ashley Henley Stripe Cranberry) scissors, a needle and thread and a star shaped cookie cutter. For a festive feel, reds or metallics work well. I’ve chosen Henley Stripe wallpaper in pale cranberry to create a simple, Scandi look.
2. Using your cookie cutter trace and cut out a galaxy of stars. You can make them any size you like. To to make a small, neat garland cut them all out the same size, or if you’d like a more organic garland cut them different sizes.
3. Take one of the stars and turn it over so you are looking at the reverse side. With a point at the top, fold the star neatly in half and press firmly along the crease. Repeat this fold through the centre of each of the 5 points (use the the dotted lines in the photo above as a guide)
6. Once you have a pile of 3D stars, thread up a needle with red or gold cotton and string your stars together by piercing the top of each one. Continue until you have a garland of the desired length.
7. Hang your garland and step back to admire your handiwork! I draped mine across my mantlepiece and decorated with a big sweep of greenery (the lit winter garland from Laura Ashley) and plenty of candlelight and sparkling silver decorations including this sweet advent candle and deliciously scented pear candle.
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Have you made any Christmas decorations this year? Are there any other craft makes you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments!