Paper Star Lantern

This time of year, when there are far more hours of darkness than light, I think we are all drawn to the warm, comforting glow of candles and twinkle lights. Last week I shared a series of lanterns and lights on Facebook with the intent of making several of the projects myself. The kids and I started with the Paper Star Lanterns. The kids aren't quite finished with theirs yet. They all managed to get to the folded pentagon stage on their own but are now awaiting my help in the assembly process.

It is a relatively easy project in terms of materials and time. The only tricky part is the assembly. Here is a quick run down of the process but for complete directions I will refer you to the site that I used and point out that using a pencil for the lines was not a great idea. You can see the lines through the paper... a light colored marker would have been better.

To see the complete step-by-step tutorial that I followed, visit Happiness is Homemade.

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Bella Luna Toys Give-Away :: $100 Gift Card

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I would buy my son the candle making kit and the First Orchard game! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

Just in time for your holiday shopping, Bella Luna Toys is offering this amazing give-away of a $100 gift card, plus a 10% off coupon for all of our Wee Folk Art Readers. Bella Luna Toys has been offering families a magical collection of the highest quality natural Waldorf toys, art supplies, games, and crafts since 2002. Owned and operated by Sarah Baldwin, an experienced Waldorf teacher, author, and mother of two Waldorf graduates, every product selected for sale at Bella Luna Toys is chosen for its quality, sensory experience, and...Read more

Gingerbread Star Coloring Page

Here is another coloring page based on our December applique blocks. 

And here is the Gingerbread Star Applique Block it was based on.

You can find the Gingerbread Star Coloring Page HERE.

You can find the Gingerbread Star Applique Block HERE.

You can find the December Applique Blocks HERE.

You can find the Gallery of Wee Folk Art Coloring Pages HERE.

Enjoy~

 

 

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Gingerbread Star Applique

Here is the third applique from the December Applique Blocks Collection.  As always, the Gingerbread Star Applique was designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block, but it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. Since I designed this, I was thinking they would be so cute to reduce and turn into earrings. Of course, you don't need to make them gingerbread cookies, you can use any color you like.

 

The December Applique Blocks can be found HERE.

The Pattern for the Gingerbread Star can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce Patterns can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.

The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.

Our Gallery of all our Appliques can be found HERE.

 

DIRECTIONS - Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and cutting instructions.

Make a copy of the pattern.

Cut out felt using the pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.

Using a running stitch, sew cookie to block using 2 strands floss.

Using a blanket stitch, sew icing to cookie using 3 strands floss.

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Support Handmade :: November 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the members of our Support Handmade program. At Wee Folk Art we cherish the work that small, handmade shop owners provide. We believe that items created with love do make a difference in the lives of the people they touch. We invite you to take a moment and browse theses shops. We are sure you will find something magical. To find out how your shop can become involved in our Support Handmade program click here.

 

Woolies ~ Sara

Woolies combines my passion for knitting and my love of animals. Still a child at heart, I delight in the magic and joy that small animals bring to us. The comfort and warmth that a lovey portrays....I still have a few of my stuffed animals from my childhood long ago. They are cherished possessions.

We have 11 animals currently on our little ranch - 2 horses, 1 wild pony, 4 dogs, 3 cats and a desert tortoise, many of them rescued animals....Read more

Casey's Wood Give-Away :: Nov 2014

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Please contact me within the next 3 days to claim your prize.

Thanks for the timely reminder about Casey's wood products! I really like their wood cubes...I want to get some to do some activities from Craft Me A Story. If I win, I would choose the Peg People package...because I need to make me some wee gnomes!

Sponsor: Casey's Wood Products

Give-Away Date: Sunday November 13, 8am EST – Monday November 14, 8am EST (This Give-Away is 1 day only!)

Number of Winners: 1

Prize: Your choice of one of two prize packages.

  • Prize Package #1 - Super-Duper Play and Build Pack plus 2 Bags of Assorted Pieces
  • Prize Package #2 - $25 worth of Peg People, Winner's Choice of Sizes

How to Enter: Visit Casey's Wood and take a look around then come...Read more

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