You start off with pre-made wire stars. The packaging calls them snow flakes but since we don’t get snow here I’m calling them stars for Christmas. They come in 3 different sizes in our local beading shop.
The kids and I had fun threading all the beads. I just bought a variety of shapes and sizes. It was good to have some smaller ones to start in the middle.
At the end of each “spike” we just curved the wire over to stop the beads coming off. (I’m sure there’s a technical beading term for this…?)
We discovered that you needed to complete each “spike” and finish the end before doing the next one or you risked tipping all the beads back off again!
I intend to thread ribbon and hang our stars near our front door for Christmas. This was a fun craft to do with the kids and fits nicely with my idea of starting a new tradition – making a new ornament with the kids each year.
Note: These photos are watermarked for my old blog, MummyCrafts, before I moved over to TheCraftyMummy.com They are still photos taken by me.