I used an antique white colored felt. You could use any color or could use flannel, terry, warm and natural batting or even fleece. Just be careful that the fabric is sturdy enough. I used three thicknesses of this light weight felt but with a fleece you might get by with two and you may have to use four thicknesses if you use a lighter weight fabric such as flannel.
For this size star, I cut three rectangles approximately 5 x 7 1/2 inches. I traced the star onto one thickness of felt only. Then I flipped over the rectangle and laid out my lace and trims on the unmarked side. I totally covered the rectangle with a large lace scrap and then added my ribbon and smaller scraps randomly. I pinned them in place and sewed along the small pieces to keep them in place. I guess you could glue them or hand stitch them, but I used my machine. Then I flipped it back over and stitched along the traced line.
Cut out the star a little outside your stitching line. About a quarter of an inch is about right. Then place your cut out, lace trimmmed star right side up on top of your remaining two rectangles.
Then finish! Be creative. I used two buttons. Either sew or glue them on. I added a ribbon bow and some pearly beads to finish it off. If you want to make this a brooch, simply glue or sew on a pin back. If I were going to make this a pin, I might even add additional lace ruffles to the back. You could use old jewelry, charms, sequins, bells, etc. Have fun with this!!!