Make sparkly star decorations from felt and metallic thread

Felt is fun and easy to work with. These two hanging star decorations took just an afternoon to make. They're quick and easily adapted to suit your festive decor.


I used gold and silver metallic thread for the embroidery, to add a bit of sparkle - Mollie Johanson gives some good tips on working with metallic thread - but you can just as easily use six-stranded cotton in vibrant or classic colours, and different colour felt for the background.

The pattern includes two designs, but there are loads more in my Super Stars pattern if you want to make a slew of stars. They're the embroidered stars you can see in the background of the pic, the outlines become the cutting lines for the 3D versions.

My Felt Stars PDF pattern includes the usual illustrated embroidery instructions, plus step-by-step photo instructions on how to embroider on the felt and then assemble the stars. It's available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops as an instant download for some quick and easy Christmas crafting.