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German metal foil star Christmas ornaments

Today we have a very special post for you – a guest post by my mom from Germany, Marina. She used to make a lot of Christmas ornaments herself and today she is sharing how to do some Metal foil star ornaments!

To start, here is what you will need:

  • ruler
  • protractor
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • aluminum/metal foil in different colours, gold, silver, red with gold, blue with gold, green with gold (as in one side gold, the other side the other colour). Now this is NOT your usual aluminum foil, but a thicker and sturdier kind.

1) With the ruler you draw two squares on the foil (depending on how big you would like to make the star). Then draw vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines to make eight triangles.
2) Then use the protractor to draw two circles, the bigger one the size of the bigger square and a smaller one (the smaller that circle is, the longer are the arms/points). Make sure, though, not to make it too small, because you have to be able to still glue the stars together.
3) Next you cut out the bigger circle.

4) Then along the lines up to the smaller circle.
5 & 6) With a well sharpened pencil you then carefully curl up the pieces into points.

Once you have different sized stars, you can glue them together to make a multi-pointed star, put a thread through the center and hang it in the Christmas tree or wherever else you would like to display them. They also frequently are used as candle holders, but they should be supervised and not be allowed to burn all the way down.

If you do this, we’d LOVE to see a photo of it. Email it
to us or post it on our Facebook page. We’d love to do a Facebook album, a Pinterest board and a page of your creations

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