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!
(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.
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).
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!
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?