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Topic: Stars, stars, stars... woven from reused newspaper...  (Read 27474 times)
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« on: October 13, 2015 02:59:47 AM »

I have seen various cute woven stars from paper, but all the instructions I could find  for the ones I really liked were in Cyrillic.  So I tried to figure figure it out myself and I think I managed to this weekend.  So these are the finished star structures, and I thought I would share in case anyone else wants to know.  I am still figuring out how I want to decorate them, but I think several may be put together to make a front door decoration, and I will make more for this year's annual Christmas ornament.  Once you get over the tedium of cutting and rolling the paper strips, the actual making of the stars goes very fast.


I took way too many pictures for each part of the process, but I won't post them all here, but basically you roll strips of paper into thin tubes.  Glue some together to make longer tubes.

Then gently tease the dog by bopping him on the head with the tubes when he comes by to bug you to take him for another walk... yes, I traumatize my animals with my crafting...


Take some and fold them into a star shaped frame.


Weave around the frame.


Secure the end of the tube, and voila, a star is born!   Or in this case, many stars...


I think my next step is to take the stars and spray paint them - I am thinking frosty metallic blues and silvers.  But I can't do that until I pick up the paint, and DH clears off his current project from the workshop table - it's too rainy/windy/cold, and too many swirling leaves for me to do it outside now.

If anyone is interested, I posted more <way too many> pictures of the process, and some more info on my blog.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015 04:01:18 AM »

Lovely use of old newspapers
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015 07:41:08 AM »

You are just full of good ideas! You ought to have a youtube show.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2015 08:48:28 AM »

Those are great!  I think they will be really lovely once you've got them painted. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2015 11:57:19 AM »

Doesn't matter if you figured out the way they were done on the Cyrillic website, cause these are fantastic.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2015 02:29:53 PM »

Woah.  That's super cool!
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2015 05:12:05 PM »

Perfect use of old newspaper.
They will look fabulous once painted. They already look great.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015 06:50:42 PM »

Thank you - I am so glad they turned out.  My first three looked terrible and I was about to give up - except I spent a fair amount of time rolling tubes of paper up and had such a pile of them!  I will repost when they are painted and decorated!
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2015 10:31:59 AM »

Wow!  I love the texture of these from a distance.  Very cool!
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015 07:02:26 PM »

Yes, I will have to practice getting a tighter weave to see if I can get better definition, but I like that woven look in the front too!
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2015 09:45:43 AM »

WOW!!!

Great for decorating in the holiday season
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2015 10:15:48 AM »

Thanks!  I don't plan on leaving them plain - At some point, I am going to spray paint them - I am thinking some silver/blue and frosty glitter to sexy them up a bit...
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2015 11:50:01 AM »

Beautiful! It reminds me of driftwood.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2015 12:31:29 PM »

That was another option I was thinking about - painting it brown/gray to simulate branches and seeing who I could fool...
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2016 08:01:55 AM »

These are awesome! Now I want to make them. Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2016 11:51:48 AM »

This would make a really neat Christmas tree topper.
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2016 06:36:49 AM »

Wow! A brilliant way to use old newspapers, and a gorgeous star!
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Great job! Thanks
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2017 11:23:24 AM »

Wow! I love them.incredible job.i've done some wreaths with vines . They grew around our house just a tad bigger than your stars.but you've given me some ideas.thank you Grin.

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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2017 11:55:23 AM »

Oh yes, if I could get some nice vines to soak, I thought about making them in vines too.  Or in stripes of birch bark!
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