How to Create a Wooden Star

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I saw a super cute 1/2 wood, 1/2 metal star in JoAnn’s a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was so fun.  I knew I did not have metal pieces but I had tons of wood pieces left over after making the boards for the Ornament Trees.  So, I decided I could make my own wooden star that is just as cute and rustic!

 

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How to Create a Wooden Star

Supplies needed:

five pieces of wood (I used lath)

wood stain

small paint brush

wood glue

staple gun

evergreen sprig

ribbon

I don’t have pics for all of the stages because they are so easy and you just won’t need them.

First I made sure my wood pieces were all of the same length.  We had pieces that were 18″ long so I found five of them.

Then I stained them using a dark walnut stain.  I did not wipe off any of the stain.  I just brushed it on and let it sit overnight to dry.

After the pieces were dry I used a sanding block and sanded each one.  This helps to smooth out the boards but also to take away any shine left over from the stain.

Then I laid out the pieces the way I wanted them.  I have the pieces numbered in photo below.  After I placed each piece and glued it, I carefully turned it over and used several staples in the back.

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Here is the back with the staples.  It’s not the prettiest but it stayed together.   Again, you will want to let it dry a while.  I had done this part in the evening so I let it sit til the next day.

 

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Then I cut some evergreen sprigs from my parent’s small tree to hang with a red ribbon!

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I wanted it to lean against the wall but you could add a hanger to the back if you wanted to.  I think it looks great and I am so glad I did it.  What do you think?

 

How To Create a Wooden Star - www.michellejdesigns.com - learn how to make a rustic, wooden Christmas star for your Holiday decor

 

How To Create a Wooden Star - www.michellejdesigns.com - learn how to make a rustic, wooden Christmas star for your Holiday decor

 

I painted the glass trees to look like mercury glass just like I did with these bottles.  I love them with the rustic star.

 

How To Create a Wooden Star - www.michellejdesigns.com - learn how to make a rustic, wooden Christmas star for your Holiday decor

 

How To Create a Wooden Star - www.michellejdesigns.com - learn how to make a rustic, wooden Christmas star for your Holiday decor

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Michelle

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2 Comments

  1. Wendi @ H2OBungalow

    This a so smart! I love it! Pinning to add to my Christmas board for next year. I’d love to make a set with different sizes. Super project!

    18 . 12 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Wendi! It was so easy and I love the result. Different sizes is a great idea. I may have to head out to the garage and make a couple more. It would be fun to have a grouping of stars. Thanks for stopping by.

      18 . 12 . 2015

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