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Morex German Christmas Star Ornaments
Trim a tree with homemade ornaments!
- Time:1/2 hour
1Cut four lengths of dazzle Gold that are approximately 50 inch each. As you will need to seam 2 of the 4 lengths, overlap joints about 1/8 inch and glue together to make the total length.
2Fold each 50 inch piece and crease at end. Cut all ends at a diagonal. It will help guide as you make the stars. Weave the 4 folded pieces as pictured.
3Pull each ribbon to begin to tighten the weave pattern. The next step involves folding ribbons to create another woven pattern on top of the first.
4Starting with the upper right ribbon and fold down the top ribbon and crease. Using the top left hand piece repeat until the 4th side. Tuck the last ribbon in the pocket below.5Pull ribbons.
6To make the first point of your star, take the top right piece and fold back to create a triangle fold and then down again.
7Fold this over.
8 Use your forefinger to gently hold the first point back and feed the attached strand into pocket below. (Tip: you may find it easier to complete this step if you pick up the project).
9Quarter turn your work in between each step.10With the top right piece repeat 2 more times and quarter turn your work.11To make the fourth point you will see there is piece of ribbon in the way.12Move it aside and then feed your ribbon in pocket.13Allow the ribbon your moved side to fold back.14Your star now has 4 points.
15Flip your work over. Repeat steps 6 thru 13 on the flip side.16You now have eight flat points and eight stands of ribbon.17To make the four stand up points begin with the bottom right ribbon.18Fold this ribbon straight up and give it a crease.19Take the bottom left ribbon and fold it over and give it crease.20Lift your work.21Make the first stand up star point.
22Take that same piece and bend it down and up and around and tuck it into the pocket.23Your ribbon end will come out behind your points.24Repeat around until you have all 4 points.
25Turn you work over and repeat steps 20 thru 24 to make the last four stand-up points.26Cut the extra ribbon off at the ends being carful not to cut the star fold.27Your finished star will have 8 points around and 4 standing points front and 4 standing points on back.28To make the hanger loop, cut a length of the organdy Gold and glue to the inside tip of one of the points.29Cut four strips of dazzle Turquoise that are 46 inch each, then fold each in half. Crease at folds.30Cut diagonal at ends.31Repeat steps 3 through 28.32Save ribbon ends. Leftover ribbon can be cut in 1/8 inch thin strips and used to make your loop hangers. Cut and glue in place.33Cut two strips in dazzle White that are 25 inch each. Cut two strips in dazzle Aqua that are 25 inch each. Crease at folds.34Repeat steps 3 through 28 except alternate colors as you go.35Cut and glue the 18 inch petite stitch White to use as a loop hanger.