So while I'm indulging in Midsomer Murders (not the inspiration for the holiday cheer) I've been twisting these fun little chains together. Something cheerful for a foggy day in November. I think I'll work on making enough for an all reed Christmas tree. They will go with the snowflakes, reindeer and birds I've made other years. Oh, and these little guys are great for using up bits of reed too.
For the basket weavers with scraps...to make the star - start with 6 or 7 inch pieces of #6 and split each one to one side of the center and insert the next "stick" to create the overlap. Once you have the 5 pieces of #6 connected together start weaving at the point of the star with #3 tucking the end along the inside of the sticks. Weave each one individually from the point down towards the center and then on the fifth point wrap the tail end of your weaver around the center of the star. You can tidy up the ends and snip those pesky hairs more than I did. If this is clear as mud send me a note and I'll try to reorganize my thought process! :)