Raffia Twig Star

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This twig star not only is a great gift, but is also a great free craft that you can make from materials right around your house.

Combine with a nature walk through your yard, park or nearby woods to get the materials.

 

Materials

5 Sticks of wood approximately the same diameter cut to the same length.

Hot Glue Gun

10 pieces Raffia – cut about 12” long (may substitute rope, string, or twine)

Fishing line

Notes:
Green wood is twist tied together to keep straight until dry.

Twig Star Directions

1.  Begin by hot gluing 3 twigs together. (The hot glue holds the twigs together while tying with raffia.)

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2.  Tie each intersecting area together with raffia crisscrossing several times. Tie a knot on the backside – keeping all of the knots on the same side.

 

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3.  Snip long ends of ties.

 

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3.  Continue tying first 3 intersecting areas.

4.  Next, hot glue another twig to the other 3 and tie those intersecting points.

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5.  Continue adding twigs until all 5 form a star and all intersecting points are tied.

 

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6.  Rotate star to determine which point you would like for the top and tie and knot a piece of fishing line to hang the star with.