December 5th, 2012

Fun Ideas for Valley Yarns Knit Stars

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Our Valley Yarns Knit Stars has been a popular free pattern download. We love them here at the store too! So, now that you’ve knit all of these stars, what do you do with them? We have gathered a few great ideas!

Decoration

 

(left) There are so many options for hanging your stars – wire for ornament hooks, stretchy, glittery cord for a simple loop, and of course, ribbon. Hang them on your tree, garland, in your windows – anywhere!

(right) Use your stars as decoration on gift packaging to add a little whimsy to your gifts. If you attach a hanger, the recipient can use the package decoration as decoration in their home.

Gifts 

 

J, one of our store associates, is using the stars as sachets and cat toys. He has two easy methods for stuffing them. Tea diffusers are a great option. Another easy way is to lay out a 1″ x 1″ square of polyfil, place you “ingredients” inside, roll it up to surround them, and stuff your star.

Some stuffing suggestions: catnip, lavender, and a moth repellent that includes cedar chips, cinnamon, clove, and lavender (and smells amazing).

Accessorize

 

Headband (left)
Simply stitch your star to a headband and you have a fun accessory. It doesn’t take much time at all – just a couple of minutes and you’re ready to go!

Barrettes (right)
If headbands aren’t your thing, the stars also attach well to barrettes. I prefer the snap/contour style of barrettes. All you have to do is a quick whipstitch around the barrettes and through the star. The snap barrettes make it easy to add to your hair. Simply slide in and press the star to secure.

Have you knit any stars yet? What would you do with them?

 

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Marketing Manager at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Mary has worked at WEBS since 2005. She has been knitting since 2000 and also knows how to crochet, spin, and use a rigid heddle loom.
Her favorite color: bright pink
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  • Cynthia

    I knit one with cotton worsted held double and larger needles and made a potholder!

  • WEBSMary

    That’s a fantastic idea! I love it!

  • Susan

    I’m making mine in Berkshire Bulky and stringing them together to make a scarf for my daughter. She is on the performance team at her school and their logo is a star, so I made the stars in school colors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585754092 Laura Arpiainen

    I added some cute iron on monogram alphabets for personalized xmas ornaments

  • SLG

    As a recent breast cancer survivor, I made pink starts for everyone on my support team whose help got me through, and is still getting me through, this emotional time. I thought it was a festive diversion from the pink ribbon concept.

  • leafyeb

    I am making some in a bulky yarn, to felt. Then my plan is to string them onto some twine, or hemp type string to make a country garland.

  • carpet business

    I made a mantle garland!