I really love the look of this sparkly star garland, it was probably my favorite decoration for my New Years Party. The thread is thin so it looks like the stars are floating, it was hung in a room that was dark except for fairy lights on the ceiling so the stars looked very pretty glittering in the lights. Heres how I made it.
- strong sewing thread
- star punch in 2 sizes
- sparkly paper (most I found were expensive for just an A4 sheet. In the end I found glitter wrapping paper on ebay, although it was about £9 for one roll, it was but 2 get one free and I have used very little of them).
- Punch out as many stars as you want from your glitter paper in different sizes and colours if you wish.
- Glue two of the same size and colour stars together so both sides of the star is glittery (this was to make sure if the star did turn around it would still look nice).
- Cut a long piece of thread, tie a loop in one end and hook it on something to prevent the thread getting too tangled as you place your stars on.
- thread the needle to the un-looped end and put one star point over the blu-tack so it is easier to punch the needle through without bending the paper star. Turn the star over and push the needle through about 0.5-1cm away from the first hole. move the star to where you want to position it on your thread. Repeat until all your stars are on the garland.
The possibilities are endless with colours and shapes, the paper punch just has to be changed. You can have flowers for parties or hearts for a wedding- go mad!