How to Make Stick Stars



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!



8 comments

  1. Well that is easy peasy! I'm going to have to remember to save some sticks when I'm pruning this summer. I really love your stars!

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  2. I love those, Emily! I'm going to have to make some for my big decorating project. Thanks!

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  3. Your stick stars turned out beautiful!

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  4. Your stars turned out beautiful-that looks like something even I can do (once the 3rd degree burns from my last glue gun episode are healed-LOL)

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  5. you are so sweet to share your ideas with all of us..the stars are so lovely and simple...thank you.

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  6. I adore your stars! I'm going to have to plan ahead next year so I can make some for my tree.

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  7. Oh so simple and yet so lovely! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  8. this is super simple and an awesome idea to make with the kids. we just did it yesterday, just grabbed a few twigs off the front lawn , used rubber band or silly bands we have cluttering the house/trashbag twist ties, and viola! thank you so much for the idea. we love it!

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