DIY Christmas Star door decor

November 23, 2016Ama Ryllis

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Time to start decorating for Christmas! If you are looking for a nice front door decor, and you would like something different than the traditional wreath, this is the perfect craft for you. Let’s make a nice and modern star decoration. I use it as a door ornament but it will also look great on top of the fire place or hanged on the wall.

To make your star ornament, you will need: 2 wooden lattices of 1 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. x 8 ft., some glue and acrylic paint, some fake foliage, a few Christmas ornaments, a ribbon and a glue gun.

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Cut the lattice in 5 pieces of 30 inches long and sand the edges.

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Arrange the 5 wooden pieces to form a 5 branches star shape. Put glue at each tip end and at each intersection. Hold the shape with clamps while the glue dries.

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Once the glue is dry and your star shape sturdy, drill a hole into one of the tip to be able to pass a ribbon through it.

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Paint the star. As I wanted a rough finish I added a little water into the paint that way the wood veins stills show up under the paint coat. Try to choose a color that will contrast with the background where you plan to hang your star. If you want to hang it on a white wall, choose better a darker color. Staining the wood instead of painting it, is also a nice option if you want a natural finish.

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Use your glue gun to fix the foliage on the star, then add some Christmas ornament on top of it to add a little sparkle. Pass the ribbon through the hole, make a knot and you are ready to hang your star.

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It looks really nice on the playroom sliding door. I didn’t decide what decor I will use for our front door. I’m hesitating between the last year wreath or the door ribbon wrap. Any preference?

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