How are all of you beautiful people? I truly hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season! David and I have been soaking up as many magical moments as we can these past few weeks. When you’re a kid, the season seems to last forever, but as an adult, it seems to fly by in a few short, busy, over-scheduled weeks. So take some time to soak if you’ve got it! And if you don’t, make some time. Even if it’s just taking time to set up some Christmas music while cooking dinner or lighting some holiday scented candles- just take a few short minutes to spice up your every day activities. That’s what makes the days extra special!
So for you snow bunnies today, I have a delightful Nordic star tutorial. I absolutely love this one guys! It’s really versatile and adds just the right amount of holiday cheer to the room.
wooden beads– amount and size depends on your liking. I used about 40 medium sized beads, but you can use bigger or smaller sizes depending on the look you’re going for
craft wire– I used 18g, but this might need to be altered depending on how small your beads are
white paint– I chose my favorite- the MMS Milk Paint in Ironstone
Begin by shaping your wire into the size and shape you wish. This will give you an idea of how much wire you will need. Add a couple of inches to your total and give the wire a cut.
String you beads onto the wire and give them a couple of coats of paint. It is a lot easier to do this in a circle form so that you can paint all the way around each bead while moving down the row.
Begin to shape your star. This take a little bit of patience, but the wire makes it pretty easy. I decided to count the amount of beads per point, but you can always just do whatever you think looks best.
Sure up your point by squeezing the ends to form a triangle with the three beads at the point. This will give your star a more defined shape.
Isn’t it so dear? I find that I carry it around my house- moving it to whatever room I spend the most time in on any given day. The beautiful part is how versatile the piece is- it is both Christmasy and wintery which fits in perfectly.
Until next time!