A little girl had her dreams come true. The wonder of Christmas, in Christmas tree glory, got set up in her own room this year.
The only thing missing...a star for the top of her tree.
This little Christmas tree is filled with handmade ornaments so it seemed only fitting the tree be topped with something handmade as well. With a box of Grace's outgrown clothes on hand, I decided to make star for the top of her tree out of an old sweater.
Believe it or not, it was easy to make and required absolutely NO sewing.
To make your own sweater star, find yourself an outgrown sweater, some cardboard and hot glue.
Get started by tracing a star onto sturdy cardboard and then cut it out.
Place the cardboard star onto an old sweater. Again, I used one of Grace's outgrown sweaters...I think it makes this handmade star even more meaningful.
Using a water soluble pen, trace around the cardboard star.
Cut your star out, leaving an excess of about 1/4th of an inch around the line you traced. I cut through the front and back of the sweater at the same time.
Place the cardboard star over one section of sweater you just cut into the star shape. Wrap the tips of the star over the cardboard and hot glue them all into place.
When the points have been glued into place, apply hot glue down the length of the stars. Fold the sweater sides over and glue into place.
To finish, using hot glue, glue the second section of sweater to the front of the star. *I worked one side at a time, tucking the sweater under to create a faux seam. Basically, you want the raw edge of the remaining star, folded under and then glued into place, sandwiching it between the bottom layer.
Leave the center bottom of your star unglued. Through this opening, you will be able to secure place the star on top of your Christmas tree.
Once a sweater...
Now a Christmas tree topper...with a little more meaning.