4th of July Fun!

We are 2 weeks away from one of the most celebrated holidays in America!  At our house, we get to watch the fireworks right from our front porch.  The entire sky is lit up with everyone's fireworks within the city for about 3-4 hours in the evening.  It's such a beautiful sight to be a part of.  I wanted to share with you a little fun project to do that can be used as a very simple decoration for a door hanger or around your home.  These little stars are quick and easy to make and your kids will love making them too!

Here's what you will need:

  1. Plastic canvas Star shape
  2. Red, white, and Blue yarn (or any colour you have)
  3. Darning needle

All of these are available at your local craft stores. 

 

1.  Thread your yarn through the eye of the needle.

2.  Pick an hole on the canvas near the centre of the star and thread your yarn through from the back of the star to the front. Pull all of the yarn through except keep one inch of the yarn at the back of the star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.  Thread the needle and yarn through the diagonal opening above and to the right of where you started.  Pull all the yarn through but keep your fingers snug on the one inch piece to hold yarn in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4.  Continuing towards the right, thread the needle up through the lower row opening, beside your starting stitch and then thread down through the next diagonal opening and pull yarn through.  Continue this same pattern until you reach the outer border of your canvas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5.  Wrap the outer border with your yarn and thread the needle up through the second opening in the next line of canvas.  Pull yarn through on each opening.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  Thread down into the next diagonal opening up and to the right, pulling the yarn through on each opening. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.  Continue this pattern moving to the left, back towards the centre of the star.  At the centre, repeat steps 2-7 until each of the five sections of the star are stitched with yarn.  Add more yarn to your needle as needed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete your star by diagonally stitching each thick line of canvas that separates each section of the star in this same pattern.  Leave a loop of yarn at the top of your star for hanging.

Variations on the pattern are perfectly ok, and every star will look unique! 

Please let me know how you enjoyed this DIY project.  I'd love to hear from you at hellosewlsister@gmail.com.

Have a great day!