Today, there’s a little inspiration from this year’s school Christmas bazaar tinkering. Not so easy to find something that can be nachgebastelt of third graders easily and still looks nice 😉 Should someone buy so that some money in the class can come!
The result are many colorful poinsettias wrapped in wool and decorated with pompoms – they have become really great, I think! So boho moderate and happy!
I’m a big fan of colorful Christmas trees anyway. We always hang everything possible on the branches, from colorful balls to old wooden jewelry. I find a lot at the flea market, I make some things myself or with the children and then there are the treasures of our grandmothers. There are Gablonser bikes, Katzenpüppis, Mexican Dachshund and even a car with a fir tree on top – an insane mix!
Since these poppy wool stars fit perfectly, right? The kids had a lot of fun and the followers are really easy to tinker. Only the part with the hot glue gun should rather take over an adult.
That’s what you need to wrap around your own DIY Wollstern
- 3 thin, flat wooden sticks (eg coffee stirring sticks)
- Hot glue gun and glue
- colorful rests of wool
- 6 little colorful pompoms
- some bakery yarn
And so the Christmas tree pendant is made of wool remnants
- Stick the three wooden sticks centered on each other with hot glue so that a star is formed.
- Knot a wool thread near the cross to one of the chopsticks
- Then you wrap the thread several times around the central cross, until you can not see it anymore.
- Knot a new thread and from now on always wrap in one direction from one to the next and then once around the stick. Now and then change the color of the wool.
- Are you satisfied with the winding knot the thread on a stick and fix the end with a small drop of hot glue on the stick.
- Glue, also with hot glue to each end of the stick a colorful pompom.
- Now attach a loop of bakery yarn as a hanger to one of the sticks and you’re done!
Tip: If you occasionally change the wrap side, then exciting 3-D effects are created.
This really works well with eight-year-old students – they had a lot of fun combining the different wills. And then pick the icing on the cake with the pompoms. Now it is only to be hoped that the visitors to the basil will find these Christmas tree pendants as beautiful as we 😉
We are just undecided how much money we can / should take for a Wollstern? What would you spend on such a Christmas tree ornaments?
I wish you a creative week