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? 🙂
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Such a lovely presentation and fix when you have more photos than space!
Gorgeous front porch decorating ideas – Thistlewood Farms
I guarantee you will say, “Oh my gosh…”
Magnificent and festive rainbow wreath – Inspired by Charm
Michael’s famous rainbow tree comes to life in the form of a wreath! A must see!
Industrial edge “JOY” string art tutorial – Remodelaholic
This one will take you back to string art in school! VERY cool outcome!
3 beautiful and super easy Christmas decorations – Songbird
Because sometimes easiest really is the best! So pretty!
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See you tomorrow for Day 6!
18 thoughts on “Day 5 – Christmas kindling stars… in minutes!”
I love these! Maybe I could possibly make them out of a package of wood shims?
LOVE that idea! It’s the same type of wood for sure!
I love these, Donna and they are a great way to salvage those beautiful pieces of wood. I have a similar star made out of old tobacco sticks. xo Laura
Tobacco sticks sound lovely! Yeah, this wood was just way too pretty to burn! What are some people thinking… 🙂
I love how there are cats in your pics these days. Recently lost my little cat, she was very much like your 2 sweeties xx
Awww, so sorry for your loss Lesley, I know the feeling well! I lost 3 pets in the last 2 years, it is so hard!
Glad you’re enjoying my own two! They just waltz in wherever and whenever and I think they just make life better, period! 🙂
I love how these stars came out! And they look so easy!
My husband and I are “fire challenged” – we would NEVER last on Survivor because we cannot build a fire to save our lives.
I’m sure we could manage this.
And here I was waiting with baited breath for you two to be on my fav show! Dang! I’ll patiently wait to see your stars though. 🙂 Thanks B!
I have literally had a pile of kindling in my basement to do just this since last year – thanks for the push and reminder to get to it! Great job!
YES!! Just do it Laura! I wish I had 100 of these but I ran out of kindling! Imagine… 🙂 Thanks for the kind words!
Love these stars. I don’t have any kindling wood, but I know where to buy it!! 🙂
Loved the peek at your stairway. Looking forward to seeing your home tour!!
Even if you do have to buy it, I’d bet these would still be cheaper doing it that way than to buy them made… hope you go for it Marie, you’ll truly love them!
I love these stars and they can be ‘recycled’ for July 4th! A little red and white paint would transform these beauties into decorations for a star-spangled fourth!
(I know one holiday at a time)
Well, I am totally hooked on the simplicity of these stars. I want to make some to hang at my house. Even better is how simple they are to make. Even I could make them.
They truly are as easy as they look, Jenny! The trick is finding sticks that match size wise!
Well I have a pack of shims waiting for something, and I think they would look pretty cool done like this. What a fantastic project and they turned out fabulous! Love them!
When making theses kindling stars, could you tell me if all five pieces are the same length? I’ve been trying to figure it out with all the same length and they just don’t look right? I’m not looking for perfect, but in must be doingsomething wrong–LOL!! Thank you for your help.
Hi Stephanie! The less exact the pieces are to size, the wonkier the star will be. I like them wonky! 🙂 I just placed the sticks in a pleasing shape. The kindling was close, but not all exact.