1/2 inch wide,
22¾ inch long,
acid free, and
comes in a pack of 100 strips: 6 colors (black, dark grey, light grey, ivory, warm white, bright white).
If you use these to make Moravian Stars as shown in photo, the stars will be approximately 2 inches wide from tip to tip.
It takes 4 strips to make one Moravian Star so you will be able to make 25 stars with this pack. You can mix and match the colors to get interesting combinations.
Savvy crafters take note: for a 1/2 inch wide strip, you don't need the entire 22 inches to make one star. You can cut the strips in half and make twice as many stars. This requires a bit of patience and know-how so try it only if you are an experienced crafter.
See instructions here
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Moravian Stars are also called German Stars, Danish Star, Swedish Star, Pennsylvanian Star, Froebel's Star, and a variety of other names.
Historically the term Moravian star refers to a 3-dimensional spikey star that is illuminated during Advent and/or Christmas (particularly by Germans and people of Moravian descent). The original Moravian stars had 110 spikes but later a simpler, 26 spike star prevailed.
Modern Moravian stars can be made by folding and weaving 4 strips of paper together; the final star has 16 spikes.
Traditional crafters dip the Moravian Stars in melted paraffin and then sprinkle glitter on top. This renders the paper stars somewhat water resistant.
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