Burlap Tutorial #4 Star Makedo - Remember my giveaway!
Welcome back! - so glad you can join me for the next burlap project for Christmas - a star makedo.
And again I was able to use red ticking - just perfect for Christmas primitives in my eyes!
The star makedo below was one I bought when we visited picturesque Occocquan, VA, in the summer and it was my inspiration for this project.
Once again you'll need burlap!!! and ticking or fabric of your choice in a strip about 2" wide.
A wooden bobbin or candle holder or even a thick piece of branch.
A piece of grunged muslin or osnaburg and some rusty bells and cheesecloth.
Trace the star template on card stock and cut out.
Trace around the template onto 2 layers of burlap. Do not cut out yet! Sew on the trace line using strong thread and stitch close together.
When you've stitched around the star, leaving an opening for turning and the bobbin/spindle, cut out star shape leaving about a quarter of an inch seam allowance.
Turn right side out like the one below~
Once you've stuffed it firmly, especially down the 'legs', take the strip of ticking so that it makes a kind of sash around the star diagonally and sew into place.
Now print Merry Christmas or similar, onto the osnaburg and glue onto the ticking.
Attach the rusty bells to the points of your star
Now fix the star onto your wooden spindle - you may need to stitch it shut and even glue it and tie some stained cheesecloth around it and add a large bell.
It was still looking a bit bare at this stage so I decided to add a strip of green homespun around the base and tuck in some red pipberry for good cheer"
So there you have it - a new burlap Christmas star to add to your decor!
Now don't forget that each comment on each tutorial gives you an entry in my giveaway so please join in!
Just click here to go to the giveaway page and first tutorial.
Thanks to each one who has commented so far and I hope to see some of your creations soon!