Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Altered Moravian Stars

I have found instructions on-line! Look here. I cut my strips 5/8" wide (just a hair over a half an inch) and kept the length of the hymnal book's page. For the on-line instructions, stop at the end of page 2 and snip off extra ends. Unless you want to do a dimensional star.

I wanted to wait to post my latest project to include instructions, but a cantankerous computer and a too busy 3 year old is keeping me from it. Hopefully soon. These are based on a Moravian star without the third dimension and I used old, yellowed hymnal pages so there is a patchwork effect with a little bit of numbers, a little bit of musical notes and a lot of lettering. Vintage buttons dress them up. Wouldn't it be incredible to cover a whole tree with these? They make great package tie ons and are flat enough to slip into a Christmas card (for those who still send them!) I will try to post instructions very soon or find a link for you, so you can make your own. I made 6 of them yesterday while visiting with a friend, so as projects go, these stars travel well. I made these for a recent Christmas open house and they sold well. Someone asked for instructions so that's what started me thinking about writing some down with photo illustrations of some of the steps. Time, time, time. Where are you?


red tin heart said...

They are wonderful! i love them. Can't wait till you post instructions. I have been sick and have not visited much lately, but I am thinking of you and sending prayers your way. love nita

whimsymoon said...

They are lovely Nathalie! That would make a lovely tree....just those ornaments and white
Happy Thanksgiving!

Donna said...

Really Pretty!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Laura said...

Thinking of you today on Thanksgiving. I know it will be a tough day for you in thinking about your sister. Sending wishes of peace to you.

red tin heart said...

thinking of you friend and praying too. xoxo nita <3

Useful Books (for putting things in) said...

Ooohh, Nathalie! Love the stars! That's a great idea.
You're so kind to continue to encourage me about my books! You're a blessing.

Chris P said...

Ilove the stars! I tried the instructions and used your hymnal basic and it turned out just right! Every gift this year will be tied with a star. Thank you! :)
Chris P

Linda said...

I love them. I should make some for our music minister! It's just a quilt pattern really.....you could look for it in that I guess? I will be waiting for you to post them! You are so giving.