Future Of The Etsy Christmas In July Team

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join me in welcoming the Etsy Christmas In July leaders who have graciously stepped forward to be Co-Captains of the team! Alicia of AliciasFindings and Mairi of mairisdesigns! Please take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

I have enjoyed being the Captain of the team for the past 5 years! It is time for me to move on! I leave you in Alicia’s and Mairi’s capable hands! They are up to speed on what we have accomplished over the years and I look forward to see where they take the team next!

Enjoy your journey!

Michelle-

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Tutorial: Chinese Lucky Stars – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

Chinese Lucky Stars by Mairi of mairidesign

When I was at art school, my friend gave me a jar filled with these lucky stars for Christmas. I thought they were wonderful so she showed me how to make them. Thank you Wing Mun!

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What is your Christmas Inspiration?

Perfect for recycling scraps or used wrapping paper, which can be scattered over your dining table at Christmas, or given as a good luck in the New Year gift in little jars. As a relaxing family activity, it is great for calming things down when the festive excitement is high.

Materials Used

wrapping paper, pencil, metal ruler, craft knife, scissors, cutting mat

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Tutorial Directions

Chinese Lucky Stars Tutorial Video

1. Measure out and cut the paper into strips 1 cm x 23-35 cm (approximately – shorter for thicker paper, longer for thinner).

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2. Make a knot at one end, flatten, and tuck in the excess to make a pentagon shape.

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3. Wrap the paper strip around itself, following the natural folds and edges, continue until all the strip is used, tuck in the end and trim it if necessary.

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4. Using both hands, pinch the points and press in the edges to make a star pillow.

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And that’s it!

Conclusion

Now, start saving all those scraps and used bits of paper and create jar loads of lucky stars for your friends and family.

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