So, here is my contribution to your Christmas crafting fun and NewlyWoodwards Dare To Give Homemade challenge!! It's super easy and I just love the country rustic-ness of them!
Years ago, while we lived in Smithers, BC, and my 3 older children were the only children!!, we joined with another homeschooling family and made crafts to sell at a local Christmas craft fair. This was one of them. We made them using red wool to join the points, but I thought of using raffia when I was cleaning out a cupboard last night and found a big bag of it!
First, you need to get your snipper from the garden shed and go out and snip off a bunch of willow type branches.
|Sweet Pea thinks she can help!|
Keep tying ends in zig zag pattern.
Remember to tie them tightly!
Now you've got all 5 tied together! Yay!
Now it's time to form the star shape! Carefully move the twigs into place. The 2 ends that are not tied will go together as one point. You will need to lift one of the twigs from the end around the back, which will tighten everything up!
|Non-tied ends together in front.|
|The one end is now around the back.|
Trim the ends of raffia, wool or floss to whatever length pleases you and add a hanger. Ta da!!