Crafting With Gladness: Star Garland

Last craft of the day (and year) on Gazette665!

Christmas Star Garland

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!

Christmas Star GarlandWhat You’ll Need:

Construction paper or cardstock (I used bright yellow)

Star stencils or cookie cutters

Scissors

Pencil

Felt pens

Decorations – I used glitter pens and sequins (just felt pens for outlining works great too!)

Ribbon

Stapler

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.

Christmas Star GarlandTrace the star stencil or cookie cutter onto the construction paper. Make as many stars as you need. (I used different sizes just for fun.)

 

 

 

Christmas Star GarlandCut out the stars and write the letters or words on them.

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.

 

Christmas Star GarlandCut 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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Christmas Star Garland

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, living history enthusiast, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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