Something about a stuffed star is so cute. Add some streamers from fabric scraps or a string tassel and you have a decoration that can be customized to different seasons or events! I found Americana paper napkins and used the Mod Podge technique on drop cloth to create a leathery effect on these stars. This simpler craft is great for busy times of year.

You will need:

  • Large paper napkins (2 ply)
  • Drop cloth
  • Stars printable template (“star template.pdf” in my Crafters Reveal group) – or you can trace physical stars if you have them.
  • Mod Podge and paint brush
  • FriXion pen
  • A heat gun 
  • Scissors
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Fabric scraps
  • String (Bakers Twine) or embroidery thread
  • Optional – Antique wax (or brown craft paint) and wet wipes

Separate the 2-ply napkins into individual sheets. Scotch tape can help if you can’t get them apart. Remove the plain back sheet and set aside.
Crumple the patterned napkin sheet.
Spread it on your drop cloth and use a pen to mark the edges. Set napkin aside.
Paint Mod Podge on to the drop cloth within the markings and spread the napkin back over.
Use a heat gun to dry. If you have time to leave it overnight to dry that will help for crafting the rest!

Trace stars with a half-inch seam allowance as shown.

Cut out your star.
Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the napkin star (patterned side). Dry with heat gun.
Optional – lightly dab some antique wax to bring out the wrinkles and add a vintage effect.

Use this star as a template to trace and cut a matching piece out of plain drop cloth.

Hot glue around the edges of the layered cloth. Trim edges as you go.

Stuff with poly fill, and glue as you go if needed.
For streamers – leave a couple inches open and glue some fabric scrap streamers in as you seal it.

For tassels – cut a bunch of string lengths (maybe 10 inches long) and tie a piece around the middle.
Fold in half around the tied part, and tightly tie a string around the fold to make a neck on the tassel. Your first string should still be hanging out the top.
Trim the ends.

Are you ready to follow your heart and create?

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