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Project

Hanukkah Window Stars

These vellum Hanukkah decorations make daytime shine. The small template makes a 5-inch star; the large one forms a 7-inch star.

Materials

  • Vellum, in gold or blue, $18.90 for 50 sheets, paperpresentation.com
  • Micro-hole punch (for small star)
  • Needle and thread 
  • Screw punch (for large star)
  • Large and Small Triangle Templates

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print small triangle template, and cut out. Trace twice onto vellum to make 2 triangles, and cut out. Place together to make Star of David. Punch a hole at each corner of central hexagon (as indicated on template), and 1 more halfway along hexagon's top side. Starting at top center, weave thread through holes all the way around design until back at the top. [See image 2 above.] Knot thread, and hang star in window.

  2. Step 2

    Follow instructions above, printing large triangle template and using screw punch instead of micro-hole punch.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2010

Reviews (2)

  • 22 Nov, 2010

    The yellow stars of David were also worn by the Palestinian Jews of the 1st Brigade in the British Army. They wore the stars proudly on their uniforms as they fought against the Germans in northern Italy and as they assisted Jewish survivors after the was ended,

  • 10 Nov, 2010

    +Your+editors+might+have+missed+this+part+of+the+Jewish+history%2C+but+yellow+Starts+of+David+were+used+by+the+Natzi+to+mark+Jews.+They+made+them+where+it+on+their+close+in+Germany%2C+than+in+the+Ghettos%2C+and+finally+they+wore+yellow+Starts+of+David+on+their+uniform+in+death+camps.%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FYellow_badge%0A%0AIt+was+ignorant+and+insensitive+at+best%2C+and+I%2C+a+third+generation+holocaust+survive%2C+find+personally+offensive.++