Sunday, 15 October 2017

Ski Sweater Star Ornaments


Festive decorations today. Ski-sweater patterns and a fun bit of dimensionality - a bevelled ridge and an inner peaked pentagon - make these paper stars special. Super-fun to make.

Here are your freebie print-and-cut stars:

SkiSweaterStar.pdf 
SkiSweaterStar.studio3 


 To make:
1 Print and cut the stars. Use 160gsm photocopier card.

2 Score all the fold lines. Use a fine-point embossing tool held against a small metal ruler. You must score the lines radiating from centre, and all the horizontal lines, as indicated by the bands of colour.

3 Crease the folds. Use a bone folder. 

4 Fold the folds in this sequence: valley fold, mountain fold, valley fold for the horizontals. All the spokes radiating from centre are mountain folds.

5 Glue the reinforcement onto the wrong side of the star.

6 Glue the tabs under.

7 Add a ribbon hanging loop.

 There is a knack to folding these stars - do a trial run. You will soon be able to manipulate the folds so the mountains and valleys pop into place.

For a super-3-D ornament, glue two stars back-to-back.

Happy crafting.