Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
Print star template.
Iron 2 pieces of felt together with iron-on fusible interfacing.
Trace star onto felt, and cut out.
Sew a loop of ribbon through the top of each star, and hang on tree with floral wire.
Wool felt, 18 by 18 inches, by Ecrue, purlsoho.com
Mini white lights, 2 1/2-inch spacing, 50-light strand (used for tree's interior), christmaslightsetc.com
Mini white lights, 2 1/2-inch spacing, 100-light strand (used for tree's perimeter), christmaslightsetc.com
Adhesive mini hooks, in Clear, by Command, createforless.com
In a child's room or a hallway, a string-light tree is as festive as an evergreen.
To create one, use adhesive hooks (four along the bottom, one at the top) to hang lights in the shape of a Christmas tree. Felt star ornaments add to the twinkle effect -- ivory and white are particularly chic, but you can make them in any color.