This DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wreath is made using Paddle Pop sticks and scrap fabric. It’s a great way to keep little hands busy and creative as school holidays kick off.
There’s no fancy stitches or equipment needed. Just tie knots and repeat PLUS it’s easily customisable to match any decor.
Craft and images by Elise Clarkson from Pixels and Sunshine for Families Magazine – Gold Coast
Making your Rustic Christmas Star Wreath …
You will need:
- 10 Paddle Pop sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Approx. 1 metre of cheesecloth or light cotton fabric of choice
Step 1: Cut the fabric into 5cm by 15cm strips
Step 2: Lay out the Paddle Pop sticks in a star shape. Using the hot glue gun, stick the end of the paddle pop sticks together until the star shape is made.
Step 3: Take a strip of the cheesecloth and tie it around the Paddle Pop stick star. I followed a pattern of 2 x loop knot (shown below) followed by one standard knot.
How to tie the loop knot:
Make a loop with the top of the fabric
Pull the other ends of the fabric through the loop
Pull tight to secure
Step 4: Make sure to work on the same side of the star as you tie your knots. That way when you finish and turn it over it will have a neater front and the messier knots will be at the back.
Hang your star up where ever you please. That’s it. Now step back and admire your handy work.
The Nitty Gritty:
- Star will take about 1 hour to make
- Add some lengths of Christmas fabric or ribbon to make it extra festive