Nordic Christmas: Star of Wonder

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Stars are everywhere in Nordic Christmas decor. I guess it makes sense if you think about it. Not only did a new star light the way to the baby Jesus, but stars continue to light the dark through the long, cold norther winter.

All month I’ve noticed the star theme. I have my paper star light, which deserved it’s own post. I tried my hand at many different folding stars. I even used straws to make a star ornament on a present.

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I made this star after I had made a few himmeli. As an added touch, before creating the star I wrote the recipients’ names on the straws. (It’s a gift for a family of five so that worked out perfectly.)

Following the tradition of making beauty with what you have, Scandinavians hold a tradition of paper stars. I found several patterns that I’m eager to try. I don’t think I’ll make it to mastery before Christmas, but we’ve got two weeks of holiday to try and try and try until I succeed.

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I think the video for this star looks easy to follow. I’m definitely going to give it a try. I wonder how these would look with wrapping paper?

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While I did start this once, I wasn’t using the correct size paper. I look forward to doing it right. These advent stars are so beautiful!

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After my earlier success with the Himmeli, I think my next project should be these himmeli stars.

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Finally, I find these stars so colourful and fun. Do I dare try them with fabric? I think I might…

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