Holiday Stars

© Laura Murray 2011

Stars made of fabric, paint, metallic trim and sparkling buttons are great gifts for fiber enthusiasts and will add a dramatic touch to your holiday decorating. These stars are made by using StarBuilder stamps along with paintstik rubbing and fusible appliqué techniques.

Supplies (for star shown)

  • 1/4 yd each black or dark purple, dark cranberry, and bright red cotton fabric (or colors of your choice)
  • Shiva Artist’s iridescent paintstiks — gold, purple, turquoise, and light gold (or colors of your choice).
  • 9″ square extra firm stabilizer such as Floriani Stitch N Shape or Pellon — the type used for bowls and hat brims.
  • StarBuilder Set of 4 stamps
  • Double stick fusible web such as Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite
  • Ribbon or yarn for hanging the stars
  • Optional: Gold or silver metallic ric-rac, shiny buttons

Note: For general paintstik instructions, click here. For Starbuilder Basics, click here to download (PDF).

Download the full Holiday Stars project instructions here (PDF)

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