Hey everyone! I'm feeling so inspired to decorate differently this year and to add Christmas cheer to every finished or (almost finished) space in our new to us farmhouse!
I have a list of simple and inexpensive holiday crafts to share with you all in the coming weeks, and these rustic stars are the first in this series.
These are SO easy! I literally had them done and hung in less than an hour, and on a Monday morning even...without coffee!
Here's what you need: a package of shims (they are only about $4 at the home improvement store), paint or stain (optional, but I used a white pickling stain to tone down the natural wood tones a bit), a hot glue gun, twine and scissors.
I started by staining the front of the wood pieces and let them dry.
Then, I positioned them into the shape of a star (it's best to have a thin end connect to a thick end) and hot glued them. Note: I also hot glued them in a couple of other spots towards the middle just to make them extra secure.
Lastly, I strung the stars together with twine and hung them in our freshly painted mudroom (still such a work in process so I haven't shared a reveal yet).
You know what I love about this? I can leave it up past Christmas and right into winter. I might even bring them back out for the 4th of July.
Also, I can't get enough about the scale of this garland. Garlands are typically filled with smaller things and this just has such presence!
It's always a bonus when I can finish a project and sit back and smile, rather than critique myself. That, is unfortunately, kind of rare.