I made this jute star for the ornament swap, the theme was stars/holly and I was able to combine the two into one sweet star.
I printed out a star shape and used toothpicks stuck in a piece of foam at each inner and outer point. Using slightly watered down Elmer’s glue or any white glue, I saturated the jute, and then removed most the glue with my fingers. This is messy work. Tip: pre-measure the amount of jute you need. I used 5 rounds of jute for the star.
I then wrapped it in and out of the star shape for 5 layers. I made a loop to hang an ornament on as well. Then I let it dry for over a day. I added the ornament, wrapped it in wax paper to protect it and then wrapped the second star with more gluey jute.
The holly was made the same way. I then added the holly and some beads. I want to make more of these in different sizes and with different jute or yarn or string.