ALL THE SHAPES FOR THIS ISSUE’S MAKES. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, TEMPLATES ARE SHOWN AT 100%. YOU CAN FIND THE FULL-SIZE TEMPLATES READY TO DOWNLOAD FROM WWW.MOLLIEMAKES.COM
All you need for this issue’s makes
MATERIALS Q Cutting mat Q Embossing tool Q Tacky glue Q Tapestry needle
Place the paper face down with the template on top. Draw around the template, as well as marking the holes.
Using scissors, cut along the outline drawn in Step 1, ignoring the hole marks for now.
Place face down onto a cutting mat. Use an embossing tool and ruler to score along each of the fold lines, which are marked on the template with dashed and solid lines. To position these score lines, use the hole marks drawn in Step 1, as well as the points of the outer edge, as a guide.
On the template, which shows the back of the piece, dashed lines are valley folds and solid lines are mountain folds. Still working on the back of the paper, fold each scored line to correspond with the template.
Flatten the three indicated tabs back, as shown.
Apply glue to the three tabs, then fold the other half of the piece over onto the tabs as shown. Align the edges, then apply pressure onto the glued areas. Allow to dry.
Pop out into the 3D star shape by pushing from the inside, through the opening, while also pushing from the outside with the other hand.
If you’re making hanging decorations, cut a short length of baker’s twine, make a loop and tie a knot with the loose ends. Thread the loop onto a tapestry needle then, from inside the star, pierce through the tip of one of the points, as shown (not the one opposite the opening). Pull the needle and loop until stopped by the knot, then slide the needle off the end. If desired, add a dot of glue to the knot for added security.