A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 302,560
Currently Running With Scissors:
732 Guests and 31 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Red velvet tree topper star (complete w/ photos)  (Read 1017 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
PinFish
« on: November 24, 2006 07:11:23 PM »

Yesterday, my boy and I bought our very first (fake) tree together. It was extremely exciting for one such as I, who is completely obsessed with everything surrounding winter holidays. We're going to decorate it (and every other available surface of our apartment) tomorrow, and tonight I suddenly realized that while I have a ton of ornaments, I had no tree star, or any kind of topper at all! I couldn't be having with that, so I whipped up this one. It took a while, mostly because of the beading.



It's about 10" by 9", including the bit that goes on the tree. I made it thus:
First, I made a wire star. I outlined it on the back of my velvet, and cut out two (plus seam allowance). I sewed up the velvet and hemmed the bottom, and then realized, d%@* it, I should have put in the armature first. So I scrunched up the wire armature and stuffed it into the velvet, and then somehow managed to unbend it while it was inside the star. I don't know how, but it worked. Then I stuffed it lightly, and then beaded the pattern on the front. I put a cardboard cone in the base for the branch to go in, and put a chopstick (high tech!) through the whole thing to make it sturdy.

I think it came out pretty nicely. I might make a new one next year, and do better, with more interesting fabric and better beads- this was all stuff I had around- but it's still pretty!

I'll add a pic of it on the tree once our tree is up.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2006 01:28:09 PM by sweets4ever » THIS ROCKS   Logged

snowyangel
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2006 08:37:33 PM »

Oh thats beautiful! The colours and beading look so rich together. Well done.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Funky hand bags, pillows, cat toys and more UNDER $25...
www.snowyangel.etsy .com
****************************************
http://www.wists.com/snowyangel2000
craftADDchick
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 8457
Joined: 15-Sep-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006 01:23:47 PM »

This is just lovely! While I don't have a tree, I've been looking for something to hand in my porch windows...If I make this without the cone (and the armature and the chopstick  Cheesy ) then I can hang them in the windows...they might fade, but they should be easy enough to do every year! I may cheat and not hand stitch beads, but I'll find something sparkly!

I'll post a pic if I get them done in time for the holiday!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The choices you make today determine the choices you will have tomorrow.

51/50: 50+ Crochet Wash Cloth Along- Finally!!! Now for the + part Smiley
have2craft
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006 03:58:43 PM »

That's beautiful.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~Dee~
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Super Southern Creamy Corn Pudding Recipe
Sausage Cheese Balls with Sweet Dipping Mustard Recipe
Fettuccini Pizza Casserole Recipe
Mashed Potato and Ham Casserole Recipe
Scarborough Fare Boneless Pork Chops Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.