INSIDE : There is something simple and wonderful about all things Scandinavian. The simple design aesthetic, delicious recipes and the gorgeous Scandinavian DIY projects like this Star Wall Hanging make books like Scandinavian Gatherings a true gem.
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I was thrilled when my blogging friend, Melissa from Lulu the Baker told me about a book she was writing, Scandinavian Gatherings. It covers everything from history, to recipes and crafts and each page is more lovely than the last.
I even helped do some delicious recipe taste-testing while she wrote it and my name is in the back of the book, EEEK!
Her Scandinavian Gatherings book is currently available on Amazon or wherever books are sold. I think it may be one of the most lovely books I’ve seen in a while and would make a wonderful gift idea!
One of my favorite DIYs was the DIY Tiny Star Wall Hanging tutorial she included in the book. And I’m so excited that Melissa is sharing it with us today! Check out her full tutorial below.
These delicate white hanging stars are easy to make in bulk, and they look beautiful clustered together in a window or hanging on the wall over a kitchen table.
WHAT STAR WALL HANGING SUPPLIES DO I NEED?
2 packages of white oven-bake clay | Rolling pin
Star-shaped cookie cutter, about 1 inch wide
White all-purpose thread
Medium Branch, about 15″ long and 1″ in diameter (pre-made branch with hooks)
2 small eye screws
24 inches jute twine
HOW TO MAKE A STAR WALL HANGING via Scandinavian Gatherings:
2. Use the cookie cutter to cut fifteen clay stars.
3. Use the spatula to gently lift the stars off the work surface.
4. Use the bamboo skewer or chopstick to poke a hole through each star (in the center, about ¼ inch from the top).
5. Place the stars on a clean baking sheet, and bake according to package directions.
6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the stars to cool completely.
7. Cut the white thread into various lengths between 18 and 24 inches. Pass each piece of thread through the hole in a star, and secure it with a double knot.
8. Attach the stars to the twig or branch, being sure to vary the lengths of thread. Loop each piece of thread around the branch and double knot it to secure it in place. Space the stars evenly along the length of the branch.
9. Attach an eye screw to the top-left and top-right ends of the twig. Attach each end of the 24-inch length of twine to an eye screw.
Thank you so much for sharing how to make that gorgeous DIY with us, Melissa!
Scandinavian Gatherings is available now so be sure to grab a copy.