FROEBEL (AKA GERMAN OR NORDIC) PAPER STARS.

DIY FROEBEL (AKA GERMAN OR NORDIC) PAPER STARS.

Every year I try to make a couple more decorations to hang on the tree. So far I've made embossed clay stars, watercolour clay trees and candy canes, sparkle filled glass baubleswhite clay Christmas decorations and finally these 3D Christmas paper stars. This year I decided to make some Froebel paper stars.

Froebel stars also known as German/Nordic/Danish or Moravian stars are a 3 dimensional star made by weaving 4 strips of paper. You'll need some strips of coloured or double-sided patterned paper measuring 1.5 cm by 45 cm. I bought mine from Sostrene Grene, a store recently opened up in Chester and I'm in love with every single thing they sell but for those of you without one nearby you can find a whole range of the paper strips on Etsy. The Starcraft in particular has some gorgeous patterned paper strips.

I'm not going to lie these stars do have quite a lot of steps. The first couple of times I tried to make them was a complete disaster so try to be patient. It does take a few tries to get right but once you get going it's hard to stop. To start making your own check out the video below.



You can see a close-up of the finished stars below. They really are quite beautiful.

DIY FROEBEL (AKA GERMAN OR NORDIC) PAPER STARS.

DIY FROEBEL (AKA GERMAN OR NORDIC) PAPER STARS.

DIY FROEBEL (AKA GERMAN OR NORDIC) PAPER STARS.

DIY FROEBEL (AKA GERMAN OR NORDIC) PAPER STARS.

DIY FROEBEL (AKA GERMAN OR NORDIC) PAPER STARS.

These stars look fantastic hanging from a tree, window, fireplace or just about anywhere really. They can be strung into garlands, scattered across a table as the perfect finishing touch or if you only fold one side used as Christmas gift toppers.

If you're looking for a fun craft to do this Holiday season then these woven paper stars definitely for you. Grab a hot chocolate, pop on a Christmas film and get weaving. 

16 FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS FOR YOU TO DIY.

16 FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS FOR YOU TO DIY.

Have you got your tree up yet? We put ours up this weekend so it's definitely beginning to feel a lot more like Christmas around here. We've got quite a few store bought decorations on the tree but I think it's the homemade ones that can make a tree look extra special so why not spruce up your tree with one of these 16 diy tree ornaments.

1. Upcycled Lip Balm Ornament - A Beautiful Mess.

2. Diy Pinecone Ornaments - Handmade Charlotte.

3. Diy Gumball Ornaments - Aww Sam.

4. Leather Christmas Ornaments - Delia Creates.

5. Knitted Candy Cane Ornament - Hands Occupied.

6. Diy Felted Star Decorations - Fall For Diy.

7. Rainbow Felt Trees - Say Yes.

8. Diy Circle Animal Cookie Ornaments - Studio Diy.

9. Diy Gold Leaf Stars - The Sweetest Occasion.

10. Mini Crochet Baubles - All About Ami.

11. Embroidered Felt Wool Ornaments - A Beautiful Mess.

12. Dy 3D Tree Ornaments - Design And Form.

13. Diy Rudolph Ornaments - Studio Diy.

14. Diy Clay Decorations - Gathering Beauty.

15. Diy Last Minute Dessert Ornaments - Aww Sam.

16. Diy Clothes Pin Ornaments  - The House That Lars Built.

GORGEOUS HAND-LETTERED DESKTOP DOWNLOADS FROM DESIGN LOVE FEST.

GORGEOUS HANDLETTERED DESKTOP DOWNLOADS FROM DESIGN LOVE FEST.

Design Love Fest have been sharing more fantastic desktop downloads. When I'm feeling a little bleurgh a new background is always the perfect mood boost. Bri's blog has been my go-to when I'm looking to jazz up my phone or laptop so I wanted to spread the love and share my latest favourites with you.

All 5 of these hand-lettered beauties are by Chloe Bruderer and I think you'll agree that they're pretty  fabulous. I've got the 'Have Fun' on my laptop right now. You can find these and 6 more of Chloe's designs here. And if those aren't enough you can find all past desktop downloads here. Have fun.

GORGEOUS HAND-LETTERED DESKTOP DOWNLOADS FROM DESIGN LOVE FEST.

THE CUTEST CHRISTMAS TREE DOLL HOUSE.

THE CUTEST CHRISTMAS TREE DOLL HOUSE.

Oh my goodness, have you ever seen anything as cute as this? 😍 I'm absolutely in love with this Christmas tree doll house from Mr Printables. I would've been all over this as a kid and let's be honest I probably would now as an adult, totally up my street.
THE CUTEST CHRISTMAS TREE DOLL HOUSE.

Grab some cardboard and head on over to Mr Printables for the template and the full how-to. It seems like just the place for Santa and his elves, don't you think?

9 FESTIVE WEEKEND DIY'S TO TRY.

9 FESTIVE WEEKEND DIY'S TO TRY.
Yay, it's the weekend. How's everyone doing? Are you getting in the holiday spirit yet? If you follow along on Pinterest you'll know that my feed has gone Christmas crazy so I thought it was only fair that I shared some of the festive fun on here as well. I've got my eye on these ginger snap meringue cookies, how about you?

1. Gummy Bear Cookies - A Subtle Revelry.

2. Diy Christmas Balloon Wreath - Studio Diy.

3. Elf Balloon Sticks - Oh Happy Day.

4. Caramel Reindeer Candies - Handmade Charlotte.

5. Diy Christmas Tree - Madame Citron.

6. Giant Reindeer Balloons - A Kailo Chic Life.

7. Diy Paint Splatter Ornaments - Crafts Unleashed.

8. Holiday Ginger Snap Meringue Cookies - Brite And Bubbly.

9. Melted Snowman Holiday Donuts - Aww Sam.