If you desire some stars for your holiday decorating, consider making these Christmas kindling stars… in minutes!
Not long ago my junker brother (and the story of his garage sale) summoned me over to his place to pick up some firewood.
Well, once I got it home, we burned some. But some pieces were just too beautiful to part with. After making the log centrepiece you saw in Day 2, I couldn’t help but put some kindling to work as well, creating Christmas kindling stars!
Inspired by Songbird’s Christmas mantel twig star, and Beyond the Picket Fence’s Salvaged Star Door Decor, this came together really quickly.
Providing you have the right sized kindling or cedar strips, these stars take minutes to make. And the price is right ($0.00) too!
The ever present Skye will be our assistant today, adding additional life to the pictures. She sure has a cool job!
Here’s how I made them:
1. Find some kindling, or cedar strips and cut them down to the same length, or leave them a little uneven for quirky styled stars.
2. Lay them in a star pattern, attempting to have the sticks lay as flat as possible. You’ll need to tweak as you go along.
3. Hot glue them into place.
4. If needed, cut little pieces of wood to provide a spacer for where the sticks will not meet at the finishing point. Most needed the spacer.
Good job, Skye!
5. Add some heavy twine for the tie, and you’re ready to use them any way you wish!
The wonderful thing about using cedar strips / kindling is that the stars are so light weight, yet sturdy enough to handle.
I ended up hanging all of them along my stairway, which will be fully revealed during my home tour on December 10!
So… is your kindling looking a little too attractive to burn after seeing this? 🙂
Such a lovely presentation and fix when you have more photos than space!
I guarantee you will say, “Oh my gosh…”
Michael’s famous rainbow tree comes to life in the form of a wreath! A must see!
This one will take you back to string art in school! VERY cool outcome!
Because sometimes easiest really is the best! So pretty!
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See you tomorrow for Day 6!