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« on: November 18, 2013 04:58:41 PM »

I made these last night. I've been wanting to make them since I discovered froebel stars last year after Christmas and fell in love.



Froebel stars normally also have 4 points coming from the flat part and poking upward on both the front and back, but that would have been difficult with just fabric. They're generally made with paper instead of fabric and are a German Christmas decoration. I think I saw a blog with some like this last year, but I don't remember what it was. I just took fabric strips 3 inches wide and about a foot long, folded them in half hot dog style, and folded the raw edges in, hot dog style again. 1/4 a yard in both green swirls and candy cane prints yielded 4 stars.

Does anyone know of any good glitter spray? I used Krylon's glitter blast spray paint, but the glitter comes off whenever you handle them. They don't get bare looking, but I was thinking of giving them as gifts and it kind of looks like they're not made very well with the rate they shed.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013 06:33:12 PM »

These are really cool! 
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013 01:05:10 AM »

Perhaps try spraying them afterward with an acrylic clear spray? To seal the surface? I also sometimes use a waterbased crystal clear glaze...which sparkles things, but is a bit messier. Paint brush needed. The brand I have now is Accent...from Hobby Lobby. I really prefer the spray kind. Depending on the project.  Wink

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Whoops...another fave. Krylon Workable Fixatif spray...it is just a light seal, but works good for paper, and most fabric. And you can add multiple coats, with dry time between.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013 06:47:13 AM »

I have never heard of this kind of star, but it looks lovely and original.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013 01:01:19 AM »

They look lovely.

If the glitter sheds could you start with a metallic or glittery fabric instead of spraying over the top?
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013 11:14:46 PM »

stillatthetop, I think I'll try out the fixative spray. That doesn't sound like it would make the fabric change textures.

SiFi Mom, thank you very much!

ceralea, thank you! I do want to try a glittery or metallic fabric. Maybe like the kind for quilting that has gold or silver painted on in parts. I'm worried that something too metallic, like lam, wouldn't be able to crease as well as the cotton.
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