I can’t believe it. Day 20 of the Homemade Holiday Inspiration series is here. Boy, time has flown by!
Have you ever been really into a craft and purchased many supplies. Then, 5 years pass and you look and see that you’ve got tons of supplies left…not completed projects but supplies? That’s where today’s inspiration is coming from. I had been into making baskets a while back and purchased a bunch of reed. I did make a bunch of baskets but I went in my basement and found this….
Some 1/4″ reed I used for making and finishing baskets. This got me to thinking. I’ve seen a lot of paper woven stars but what if I wove a star with some reed? Here’s how it turned out!
See, as you weave in more pieces of reed, things become a bit more stable. You want to weave so that you will have have square woven area: 5 pieces are woven horizontally and 5 are woven vertically. (Here is a picture once I have woven 6 pieces together: 3 x 3.) If you find that when you are finished weaving that the outer pieces are still flopping around a bit, secure them with clothespins.
The next step is to begin securing your ends together. Starting on one side, working from the outside in, hot glue the ends together….but do not glue the center one just yet.
After you have glued the outer 4 pieces, take the middle piece and work it so that you will glue it behind the other 4 pieces. This will help lend some stability.
Now, move to the next section and repeat. If you find that your working pieces vary greatly in length, like mine do, take the time to even them up before you begin the gluing process.
And here is the final pieces. It doesn’t take long and this is a fun rustic ornament for your tree. I wonder if you could make a second one and then use this as your tree topper?
Thanks again for joining me in the 20 days of homemade holiday inspiration. Don’t forget to come back and link up your homemade holiday projects beginning today at noon through Monday at 11:59 pm (eastern time). Your projects will get voted on for a chance to win!