This is a craft project I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I’ve seen large Star of David stars made out of branches but I thought small ones would also make great ornaments. With Sukkot not a million miles away, I’ve been thinking about making a bunch of these for my sukkah.
Whether you have kids large or small or are just feeling crafty yourself, this project is great for all ages. Little ones are quite good at gathering sticks while only the older kids will be able to do the tying.
For this project you will need:
- Embroidery floss in brown or another color of your choice
- White or clear thread
- Heavy duty scissors
The first thing you are going to do is break the sticks into even lengths. You will need six sticks to make one star. As you can see they don’t need to be really straight, but modestly so. You will want them to be generally the same diameter.
After the sticks are the same length, make triangles out of them by tying them with the embroidery floss. Cut a length of the embroidery thread and maneuver it over and back to tie the sticks and also prevent them from collapsing into each other. I found the two triangles were relatively easy to make but then fitting them together was more fiddly.
Use the white thread to hang the star.
You can hang them in the house, in the sukkah, outside in the garden. I’m going to hang mine in my sukkah as they are but a teensy amount of glitter will make them look wintery for Hanukkah too.
Where will you hang yours?