December 19, 2007

Making Paper Stars

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For as long as I can remember, my family had these hanging on the tree. I think they started appearing after my great-Uncle returned from a trip to Denmark.

My Grandmother immigrated to Canada from Denmark in the 1930's. She was just 7 years old. Although the family quickly learned English and became part of the community, they always celebrated their Danish-ness. However, my Grandmother and her siblings were very young and memories fade. As an adult, my great-Uncle returned to the old country and brought back the instructions to making the paper star. A beautiful tradition.

I make these every year with paper ribbon. I've made so many that not only do they hang on the tree but I've connected them together in a chain. I always have to have instructions handy. Here's some online. Have some patience, it takes practice.

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6 comments :

  1. AWESOME...I can't wait to give these a try!

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  2. What lovely stars - thanks for including the link, I'm going to try them (and then beat myself up for failing to do another thing for Christmas!)

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  3. These are just beautiful! The instructions are really well written. They start off like a boon-doggle.

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  4. Thanks. I usually need one or two starter ones before I remember what to do.

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  5. I've seen these but never knew how to make them--they'd be pretty in plaid too.

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