Last craft of the day (and year) on Gazette665!
This project is about as simple as simple can be, but oh so pretty! The star garland is inspired by the story in With Gladness “A Message We Would Like To Send To You”. (It’s the last story in the book.)
Decide on your message and craft a garland of stars to announce it!
Construction paper or cardstock (I used bright yellow)
Star stencils or cookie cutters
Decorations – I used glitter pens and sequins (just felt pens for outlining works great too!)
Decide on your holiday message. I used the opening phrase of Genesis 1:1 which is important in the short story: “In the beginning God.” Other ideas might be Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Glory To God In The Highest, Deck The Halls, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, or anything else you prefer. Decide if you’ll be writing one word per star or one letter per star.
Decorate the stars as you. Tracing the edges with felt pens works great. I had some extra glitter glue and sequins so I used those.
Let the project dry, if necessary.
Cut a length of ribbon that can hold all the stars. Using the stapler, attach the stars to the ribbon. (Make sure you put the letters or phrase in the correct order!) I decided to make my garland hang vertically, but horizontal would be cute too.
All finished! Merry Christmas and Good Night from Gazette665…
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