Sunday, December 2, 2012

Moravian Stars

Many years ago, our daughter-in-law Karin, came to visit us for Thanksgiving. At that time she had just started dating our son, and when they arrived, I'd been trying to make paper Moravian stars...with no success. I had the strips of paper cut, but after about  half an hour of trying to figure out how to make them, I gave up. 
Karin volunteered to try, saying she remembered making them as a child. She looked at the directions, and in a little while, she'd made several.


The Moravian stars that she made are some of my favorite ornaments.


This year, I watched with a smile, as our younger grandson, now 18 months old, placed the stars on our Christmas tree.


Wishing you the simple joys of  Christmas.
Hugs,
Babs

For instructions on how to make paper Moravian stars, click HERE
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18 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Very pretty, Babs! The photo of your grandson is adorable.

Ron said...

I have not heard from you in a while. Glad to see you again. Great stars and cutie pie grandson. xo

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

love those family traditions!!

Sarah said...

Simple joys indeed! It's those special moments that make everlasting memories. What a darling photo!
Hugs to you..........Sarah

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Babs, It is lovely to see you again. Your grandson is gorgeous and he looks like he is concentrating very hard to hang that Christmas decoration onto the tree. The stars are beautiful. Have a wonderful day. Best Wishes Daphne

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a sweet post! Enjoy the season:@)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Not sure I have seen them before but I like to try new things. The photo of your grandson is adorable.

Alycia Nichols said...

Such a timely post, Babs! I had some clear acrylic ones in my most recent post that I described as "3-D", and Jewel of Carolina Jewel's Table told me the name of them. I had never heard that term (or at least I don't remember it!), so I received a bit of an education this weekend. To see these constructed of paper is really cool! I don't know that I would have the patience to make them, but I'll bet I could bribe a couple of tweeners I know into performing the task! :-)

Infuse With Liz said...

How precious Babs :-)
Love the picture of your grandson near the treee...that's a treasured photo! I have some of those stars my aunt made with ribbon for placecards for one of our Christmas gatherings. I have a whole box full of the placecards she made for the family each year. Seeing this picture eminded me of them!

Kelly said...

How pretty! I love that they have sentimental value to them. Your grandson is precious.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Babs!! Your grandson is a sweetie!!

Ellie VanCaster said...

What beautiful stars-thanks for the tutorial.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such a sweet and precious memory. I know that she became real family and a bond was forged that very day. Your grandson is adorable! I'm going to give these a try, they are so pretty!
Hugs,
Patti

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
What cherished memories your Christmas tree holds past, present. . .and in the future yet to come! A precious story of your stars...thanks for sharing this with us!
Fondly,
Pat

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh...I love this post. When my kids were small we always went to my parents' and helped trim their tree. Wonderful memories! Hope you are enjoying December with all the hustle and bustle!

Katherine Wolak said...

These are dear, both the story and the stars! My daughter makes them too, they are tricky indeed. :)

Hugs,

Cynthia said...

Lovely and touching story. Love the start she made.

Cynthia

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

They're beautiful! I can see why they're your favorite. What a cutie looking at the tree :)