Environmentally friendly straw ornaments have been popular throughout Europe for over a century. These cannot be made by machine, so you can either buy the stars and ornaments - or, now, you can make them yourself! Made from natural straw and bound by thread (no glue), this old-world hobby is quite rewarding. We have ornaments that were on our parents' Christmas trees back in the 1920s and they are as wonderful today as they were then.
This beginners' kit will start you on your way to making your own family heirlooms. You'll get just about everything you need to begin:
* 32-page instruction book in English
* 2 crown molds
* straw splitter
* 50 natural + 50 colorful straws
* tying needle
* 20 meters of red thread
Traditionally either red or golden thread is used.
There are step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to make simple stars at first and then to progress to more difficult ones. The back cover of the book includes punch-out patterns, which should help you to place the straws in into the crown mold.