In my house, the crafting ideas that are the most successful are always the ones that involve using some kind of unconventional material. Lately, my kid and I alike have fallen completely in love with the concept of crafting with nature, for example. My kids will bring in all kinds of bits and bobs from the outdoors when they play in the yard, so recently I’ve found myself thinking a lot about how we might get creative with twigs. That’s how we started making these lovely twig and twine star ornaments for our Christmas tree! This one was a little challenging for them, so they mostly helped me out in making mine, but everyone involved still had a blast. In fact, I liked the finished twig stars so much that I made another one just so I could show everyone else how to make them as well.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Twigs (five small ones about the same length)
- Hot glue
- Red and white striped twine
Gather your materials!
Cut a piece of twine about five inches long. Knot one end of this string tightly around one end of one of your twigs, leaving at least two inches of excess on your shorter end. Then, cross the end of another twig over it at a slightly diagonal angle. Tie these two twigs together this way by wrapping the rest of your knotted piece of twine around and around the two ends together, passing around the two horizontally and between them vertically until they’re solidly bound together. Knot this end to your first excess end to fasten it all in place. You now have a piece shaped like an upside down triangle.
Repeat this entire process you just completed on two other twigs. You now have two upside down V shapes and one additional twig left over.