How to make Christmas Advent calendar stars

How to make Christmas Advent calendar stars

How to make Christmas Advent calendar stars

Difficulty rating- easy
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Time to make 24 stars- approximately one to one and a half hours

 

To make these advent stars, you will need

  • Advent star template

  • 6 sheets white printable A4 paper or US letter paper (180 - 200gsm, available from high street stationers or on online stores)

  • printer

  • paper trimmer/scissors  

  • glue, double sided tape or glue dots

  • hole punch for 4-5mm holes (optional)

  • string or ribbon to thread through the stars for hanging

Also, small treats to fill the stars with (1 inch max length)

1.  Print the file at 100%.  Set the printer to print high quality images 

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2.  Using a blunt knife or used ball pen, score along all the dotted and dashed lines

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3.  Cut out the shape along the solid lines
 

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4.  Punch holes where the crosses are marked.  If you haven't got a punch, cut a cross using a knifehole_punch_the_stars

5.  Fold the stars along the dashed lines to create hill folds

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6.  Create the valley folds by bending two adjacent star points together

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7.  Glue one of the white triangle shaped tabs near the bottom of the star.  Or use glue dots or double sided tapeglue_the_stars

8.  Align the tabs carefully and stick the tabs together firmly

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9.  Repeat on the other side of the star, fill with treats, then seal the other two tabs upmore_sticking_the_stars

10.  Fill the star with treats then seal the last two tabs

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11.  Thread the stars onto ribbon or twine
 

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12.  Alternatively create loops of twine or ribbon

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Now hang them on the tree or on the mantelpiece and enjoy!