A lovely way to brighten up your home or Christmas tree, or to give as a gift to a friend, – we’ve been busy making these lovely Christmas decorations from a few twigs and some string, here’s how we did it:
Step 1: Make the most of a countryside walk gathering up dry twigs and sticks from your garden, nearby park or winter stroll in the park.
Step 2: When you’ve got a collection of twigs, you will need the following to your Christmas star:
- strong scissors or secateurs
- garden or brown string, or pink ribbon
Step 3: Cut the twigs into 6 equal lengths (about 6-10cm long will make it easier to tie the ends together).
Step 4: Take 2 twigs and cross two ends into a triangle shape. Place the string under the cross and tie a knot.
Step 5: Take a third twig and cross it to make a triangle with 3 equal sides. Repeat with the remaining three twigs.
Step 6: Place one triangle over the other to make a star shape.
Step 7: Take a piece of string and tie the two stars together at the join (see picture above). Repeat at the join opposite.
Step 8: Take a piece of string or festive ribbon and make into a tag to hang from your Christmas tree.