Introduction

Deck the Halls with Yarn

Create these extraordinary, airy ornaments out of everyday items: yarn, glue, cardboard, toothpicks and wax paper. It couldn’t be easier.

Step 1

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Make a Template

Start by drawing your desired star shape on a piece of paper. There are many available online or trace a cookie cutter. Then place the paper on a piece of cardboard.

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Step 2

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Cover with Wax Paper

Place a sheet of wax paper over the template.

Step 3

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Assemble a Toothpick Loom

Push a toothpick from the wax paper through the cardboard wherever two lines meet.

Step 4

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Get the Glue

In a small bowl, pour a thick layer of craft glue.

Step 5

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Add Yarn

Cut a very long piece of yard and soak it in the glue.

Step 6

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Attach Yarn to Toothpick

Tie the end of the yarn to a toothpick at the point of the star.

Step 7

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Thread Star Outline

Wrap the yarn around each of the toothpicks to form a basic outline.

Step 8

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Create Star Center

Use the remaining yarn to fill in the center of the star with the glue soaked yarn. The more you add, the more substantial the ornament will be and the longer you will need to let it dry.

Step 9

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Snip Yarn End and Let Dry

When you’ve filled the star, cut the yarn and tiel into a loop so you can hang it. Set the ornament aside to dry completely.

Step 10

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Carefully Remove

When the ornament is absolutely dry, carefully peel it off then give it a place of honor on your Christmas tree.