Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Six and more Froebel Stars

If you want to hang some of the stars you made yesterday, you can punch a hole and add a string.

You can thread a bunch of them and make a garland.

You can even make a little wreath.

I found an image of a wreath on Pinterest, but the website didn’t seem to have any instructions.

I worked it out by looking at the picture.

You can make a wreath with the regular Froebel stars, but if you want it to lie flat against a wall or window, you can make the stars one-sided.

Regular front:

Flat back:

The Starfolds website shows two ways to make a flat star. The text is in Danish, but you don’t really need to read the instructions as the pictures show the steps very clearly.

Make eight stars of whichever form you choose.

If you examine the stars closely, you will notice that the spaces between the outer points aren’t all the same.

The yellow pointy fingers indicate narrower gaps. Wider ones are indicated by the green pointy fingers. You can also see that the star may be placed in two orientations. The points with the narrow gap fit inside the points with the wide gap.

Keeping those things in mind, you should be able to assemble a wreath by following the steps shown in the pictures below.

The wreath will stay together with friction, but if you want it to be more secure, you can use a little glue on the narrow tips before inserting them.

You can add decorations to your wreath. Here’s my pink one with some ribbons.

 

 

 

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About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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4 Responses to Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Six and more Froebel Stars

  1. wendyfe says:

    Delightful, Cathryn

    Like

  2. leilacharles says:

    I love this ‘star a day’ theme! Keep ’em coming! Leila

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