Add a little bit of jingle and sparkle to a door handle… (This one is for Grandma & Grandpa!) Materials Fabric Fabric glue Gold leaf or similar material Jingle bells Beads Twine or embroidery floss Needle Sewing machine OR needle & thread Star templates Thin cardboard or cardstock Thick cardboard Smock, craft tray Directions Lay out your fabric onto sheets of thick cardboard. Don your smock and drizzle them with fabric glue. Lay your gold leaf* or similar material overtop and assure contact with the glue. Allow to dry overnight. *Follow the directions on the product that you have in regards to fabric.* Gently peel the gold leaf material off once it has dried according to the directions. Print out the star templates on thicker paper or use them to trace onto thin cardboard. Cut out your star on the outside line. Lay it onto your fabric. Cut out 2 copies for as many stars as you would like in each of the two sizes. Once you have the fabric stars cut out, take your cardboard star and cut it out again on the inside line. Sandwich your cardboard stars into your fabric stars. You can either glue them together, sew them by hand together or sew them on the machine together (have an adult do it or depending on your age and abilities do it together). The cardboard will give your star some structure. Cut a long piece of cord or embroidery floss and thread your needle on it. Tie a know on the end and lace/sew your beads, jingle bells and stars on as you would like them, making a loop in the middle to hang on the door. Purpose Re-imagining items (The fabric for our project was gifted to us from my Grandma’s collection). Developing fine motor skills. Safety Notes Beads, jingle bells etc. can be a choking hazard. Please keep them out of reach from children 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things in their mouths. Exercise care with needles and scissors. Use with adult supervision. String, cord etc. can be a strangulation hazard, thus they are not meant for play and should be used with supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.