After I made the Swedish Advent Star Ornament, I decided to take it up a notch and make a tree topper. Originally, I was just gonna add this to that post, but I’m loving on this one enough that I think it deserves its own space on my page.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Fabric Glue
- Straight Pins
- Small Clips
- WEFTY needle
- Foam Board
- Pellon Decor weight stabilizer
So I’m not going to go through all of the steps as I did in the original tutorial, but I am going to share the additions here. So make sure to head over to that post if this is your first stop on the fabric Advent Star train.
These are the additions for the preparation of the strips:
- Fuse the stabilizer on the fabric before folding the strips
- Make each strip 15″ once you have topstitched (you’ll need a total of 18 finished strips)
GETTING YOU WEAVE ON
Here you’ll be weaving 9 strips into 9 strips with a basic over-under basket weave. Instead of having the strips flush against each other, I left a small space in between each strip and used glue and pins to secure each intersection. Then I let it dry per the instructions of the glue.
- First glue to two strips directly on the corner together to create the base structure of the canoli weave.
- Next, starting with one side, glue the other three strips onto the opposite strip of the base structure, alternating over under.
- With the remaining strips, weave each one through the glued strips and glue on the opposite base strip using the same over under pattern.
Once this is dry, the remaining steps are the same as the ornament. The star is actually pretty lightweight and you can just use stick the top tree branch through one of the canoli holes and enjoy.