Welcome back to the Holiday DIY series!
In my last 2 posts, you saw how to make a sleeveless choli top with cute double bows and a super easy no-sew skirt for your holiday costume. But I mean, these are great all year around!
And today, I want to show you how to make these sparkly star appliques to add to your holiday costumes. Let’s get started!
To make these sparkly star appliques, you need:
Stretch fabric (1in x 12in per applique)
20 gauge wire
Wire cutters and pliers
Regular sewing tools – See Resources Page for my favourites 🙂
How to Make DIY Star Appliques
The basics of these appliques are the same as my grape vine appliques. See this tutorial for details if you haven’t seen it yet!
For the larger star, cut your fabric into 1in x 12in (2.5cm x 30cm), and for the smaller star, cut your fabric into 1in x 10in (2.5cm x 26cm).
Fold the ends and fold the fabric lengthwise and sew with a 1/4in (5mm) seam allowance to make a tube.
Turn it inside out.
Then sew one of the ends shut. 🙂
Now cut wire. For the larger star, cut the wire into 21in (52cm). For the smaller star, cut the wire into 16in (42cm).
Bend the ends 1/2in (1cm), so the ends are not sharp.
Run the wire between your fingers to straighten it a little here.
Insert the wire into the tube, and sew the tube shut. It’ll be quite tight, and that means you’re doing it right! 🙂
For larger star appliques, fold at every 4in (10cm).
And shape it into a star by creating a little loop at every fold. Add some curves to the wire, so it’s nice and curly.
Fold the ends to keep shape. You can sew the ends together if the wire doesn’t stay together.
For smaller star appliques, fold at every 3in (8cm).
Glue on rhinestones if you like.
Attach them to costumes for fun holiday costume decoration. Or with some string, these will make cute ornaments too!
Enjoy your holiday performances with your holiday theme costume!
Hope you liked the holiday DIY costume series, If you like these appliques, please share this post with your dancer friends for a fun decoration idea!
Thanks for reading, and keep sparkling! 😀
P.S. Pin the image and make these sparkly stars this weekend!