There are always packs of unopened straws from Yakut and package drinks left behind in our fridge. Sometimes I use them as glue applicators or paint stirrers. But these days I’ve been giving them a little “star” treatment. And since then, chopsticks accumulated from takeouts and twist ties have also been recognised for their star quality. Even candles too. I just love to make a whole batch of the same thing with different things that I have around me.
Each 5-point star, with the exception of the candle, consists of 5 pieces of its own kind and held in place with glue. I’ve used straws to show the following how-tos.
- 5 drinking straws
- Glue (I tried Glossy Accents and found that it works well, better than white glue, when adhering plastic straws and candles.)
- Snip off any bended ends on the straws.
- Apply glue on the ends of 2 straws and adhere one on top of the other to form an inverted “V”. Next, go through steps 3-5 to test out the arrangement before applying glue. Use a small amount of glue to avoid creating a large glue mass.
- Lay a third piece across to make sort of an “A”.
- Align the fourth piece diagonally onto the left of the “A”, as shown.
- Repeat with the fifth piece on the opposite side.
- Leave to dry.
Smaller straw stars were made by cutting the straws in half. An extra pair of chopsticks could be adhered to the star to make a wand. Twist tie stars, well make interesting bookmarks.
As for this candle star, performing step 5 on the fifth candle was not possible. It wasn’t long enough to touch the other end. What I could do was turn over to the underside and carried out step 3 (requires 1 more candle for this) & 4 to make a corresponding pointed end.
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These stars are so fun and creative!