Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 | Decorations, Paperwork

Text in Swedish below

Here is an easy way to make a Christmas star to hang in your window:

If your egg cartons are shaped like mine (see below) this will work well. Tear out the bit in the middle in one piece.

Sew together the edges and attach a thread to hang up the star in the window or wherever you like. Try to get it to hang as straight as possible.

If you want to develop the concept, as I think you just might, I recommend a papier-mache technique with wallpaper glue and newspaper which you then paint. Your creation can become very pretty indeed with some silk paper in different colors. Experiment away!

1 cup cold water
1 cup flour
2 1/2 cups boiling water
3/4 tsp. oil of wintergreen

Mix the cold water and flour together, stirring until smooth. Add the boiling water and mix well. Pour the mixture into the top of a double boiler. Cook over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat. When the mixture is cool, add the oil of wintergreen.


Ett enkelt sätt att på egen hand göra en julstjärna att hänga i fönstret:

Äggkartong, den större varianten, riv ut delen i mitten i ett stycke.

Sy ihop ändarna och fäst en tråd att hänga upp stjärnan på önskad höjd. Försök att få den så rakt som möjligt.

Om man vill utveckla konceptet, som jag tänker mig att man kanske vill, rekommenderar jag papier-machie teknik med tapetklister och tidningspapper som man sedan målar. Vackert kan det också bli med tunt silkespapper i olika färger. Experimentera er fram!

2 Comments to Paper-stars

July 22, 2009

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