A new star for Christmas

I’m now at my parents’ place for the Christmas break.

For many years we’ve had a star to put on top of the Christmas tree. It was home made — from cardboard and alfoil and soft, flexible wire (for attaching it to a branch) — but after more than a quarter of a century, it is now looking rather worn.

Last year we tried buying a new star from a shop. This was a disaster, because the star turned out to be way too heavy to be supported by the flimsy uppermost branches of a pine tree, and also lacked a practical method for being attached (the metal coil underneath counts as an impractal method). I’ve never seen a star for sale in any shop, anywhere, that could actually be placed on the top of a real Christmas tree (as opposed to one of those plastic things that have never been anywhere near soil).

So this year I offered to make a new one the foil-and-cardboard way, because that works. Here are some images that show the new star in the process of construction; the first two show it from the back so that you can see the gardening wire used to attach it to a branch.

xmasstar1 xmasstar2 xmasstar3

The old star was five-pointed, and can be seen on some of the photographs here. The design for the new one is my own.

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One Response to “A new star for Christmas”

  1. Podblack Blog Says:

    Oh, that’s lovely! :) I just throw some tinsel onto the ornamental tree in my hall, so I’m a bit behind in comparison. :)


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