Simple stars, formed in crochet cottons, make sweet Christmas gift tags. They would also make lovely little ornaments for a festive tree. 🎄
A 12-point yarn star.
On a circle of recycled cardboard, with little slits cut in at regular intervals, it is quite quick to weave these stellar shapes. The number of points the resulting star has depends upon the number of slits cut into the cardboard circle. I made 12-point stars and 16-point stars. This is the tutorial I followed to make these woven stars. It was very easy to follow and they would be a lovely craft project for older children too.
To "jazz up" the cardboard circle, you could spray paint it gold or silver. (I did but it is not showing up very well in the photos.) Another option would be to use white card as this would certainly be a crisp contrast to the colour of the cottons. Variegated yarn looks pretty too!
A more complex 16-point star.
The yarn stars we've made will adorn our gifts this year. A little extra handmade for Christmas.