Today I am going to teach you how to make stick stars, like these ones found on my Christmas mantel, and on my Christmas tree
I knew I wanted to make a bunch of stick stars for my Christmas decorating, even way before Christmas time. So in the fall when we had cut down an old dead tree, I gathered up all of the branches.
Then I broke them up by size. A saw would have worked best, but I just used my hands to brake them. It left a more jagged edge, so it's up to you how you want your edges to look. Also you will want to wear gloves as you will get a splinter or two.
Then I took 5 sticks that were the same size, and laid them out to form a star.
Using my hot glue gun, I first glued the five corners together (see red dots below). Then I glued everywhere where the sticks overlapped (see green dots below). The hot glue worked great to hold it all together.
On some of my stars I added twine around the 5 points. This helps to keep them together, as well as give them a more finished look.
On one I even used bakers twine. I'm liking the pops of red on it.
I have placed that one on my mantel, along with this Christmas sign. I made the sign awhile back to sell in my etsy store, but like every thing else from my etsy store I decided to keep it for myself. However I do plan to get a good store going the first of next year.
So here is a look at my updated Mantel.
I still have so much Christmas Decorating to show ya. So I'll be back soon!