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Crafting On :: Window Stars

Window stars might become my new favorite gift for people.

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Who doesn't love seeing the colors through the light of a window?

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These two are gifts for some birthday girls in our lives who are celebrating in these early Summer days.  Willow wants to learn to fold some herself, so we'll give it a go next month as we start to make Christmas gifts.  It's always a fun challenge to see what we can make for Mike's family, the people who have everything.  I have largely abandoned giving canned gifts, preferring to share those with friends and family when they come to our home for a meal.  Window stars are pleasant to make, easy to mail, and beautiful.  It brightens me to walk past ours and gives me a moment to wonder.

For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams (and congratulate her on her forthcoming little one!).

Comments

( 8 trees — Plant a Forest )
evel_lin
Jul. 1st, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)
Very pretty and what a sweet gift to give someone
Jennifer McDonald
Jul. 1st, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
I love this, and thank you so much for the idea to mail these as gifts! I am about to move far from all of our family, and this will be a beautiful and affordable thing to send come holiday time : ).


Jen @inthebaumgarten.com
impossibleway
Jul. 3rd, 2015 12:13 pm (UTC)
It would be a lovely gift to send far away, yes! They bring so much cheer. Best wishes on your move.
impossibleway
Jul. 3rd, 2015 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
blakdove
Jul. 2nd, 2015 02:45 am (UTC)
These are just beautiful, and anyone would be lucky to get one!
impossibleway
Jul. 3rd, 2015 12:13 pm (UTC)
Might have to send you one. ;-)
4kingandprince
Jul. 5th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
How do you make these??
impossibleway
Jul. 7th, 2015 11:53 am (UTC)
There are some free instructions here: http://arwenart.com/tutorials/windowstars/. The paper is kite paper, which you can find in squares or rectangles. I glue the segments together with a glue stick and affix them to the window with it, too. The paper used is very little--my 6" x 6" sheets are cut into four squares and then folded.
( 8 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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