It is a new tradition in our house to celebrate Epiphany. And because I am who I am 😉I had to create a little project to decorate for the big day. This is a simple little hand sewing decoration that I cooked up to highlight the star that led the three wise men to Jesus.
You simply blanket stitch wool felt stars together and stuff them! (Okay, there are few more steps than that but not many.)
I sewed the main star (with the tail) together with silver embroidery thread but thread choice is totally up to you. Gold would be pretty too.
The next step is stitching on some lovely ribbon and adding a button to the front. So easy!! Here’s the pattern that I created for you to use.
You can hang them on a stick you found outside (like I did) or a dowel rod or all separately on hooks on the wall. Once they are hung you can read the story of the wise men, or three kings, or however you refer to the travelers from the east that came so far to pay tribute and worship at the feet of a baby king. Some possibilities for reading are, of course, Matthew 2:1-12, The Three Wise Men: A Christmas Story by Loek Koopmans, or The Story of the Three Wise Kings by Tomie DePaola (found in lots of libraries). Happy King‘s Day to you!!