Sewing Gauge (or ruler)
Wire Nails (#18 x 5/8")
Wooden Star ornament (I got mine at Michael's)
Thick red thread
Mechanical Pencil top (or yarn needle with a dull end) (optional)
Gold Pen (the border)
1. Trace the star on a piece of tissue paper, then, using a sewing gauge, draw another star 1/4" inside the first one. Mark where you want to put your nails. Line up the tissue on the flat side of your ornament and begin to hammer in the nails, taking care not to go through to the back.
2. Unscrew the top of a mechanical pencil off and thread it onto the red string. Use this to help guide the thread around the nails. Start a square knot, but wait to tighten it until it is around one of the nails and leave a long tail.
3. Once you have made your way all around, use the original tail to tie another knot. Before cutting the string, put a spot of super glue on the knot and let it dry, then clip the tails.