DIY Wood Stars

Have you ever opened a magazine and felt like a light shined down on you.  You say to yourself “YES, yes I can!”

That was the exact feeling I got when I open my Christmas Pottery Barn magazine and saw this mantle.

Ideas were swirling though my head and I just knew that I was going to pull it off…..almost….I won’t go into too much detail about my craft fails….lets focus on the positive, shall we!?

To see the giant ornament go here, and to see my traditional mantel go here.  Also check out my plaid christmas home tour.  

Today I am going to show you how I made these wonderful DIY Wood Stars! These are for real easy!


-1 inch board- I used some scrap wood that I already had

-Scroll Saw

Star Image

-Rust-Oleum Carrington wood stain

-Staple Gun

-Wood Glue



To start print out the star image.  Cut out each star point to match the pieces below.

Use one of the pieces of paper as a stencil and trace out a bunch of them.  Use the scroll saw to cut them all out.

Be patient with the saw, especially if you are new to it.  It’s not hard but does take a little bit of practice.

After they are all cut out use some sand paper to remove the really rough spots.

Using gloves apply the wood stain.

After the stain has dried take and sand the edges slightly to give them a rustic look.

Now the fun part!

Take the wood glue and glue each star together.  Before the glue hardens add staples to both sides of the stars.  This helps hold them together.

Drill a small hole at the top of one of the points on each star for hanging.


If you decide to make these stars let me know!! I would love to see them.  I think these stars would look good year round, not just for the Holidays!













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    • says

      Good question Kymee. You could try to use a jig saw… but be very careful to watch your fingers. One thing you could do is to use a clamp to clamp the wood to the work bench. This way you would not have to hold the wood in place as you cut and it would be safer. You could also use a chop saw or miter saw….I actually still need to get one of those myself, heres to wishful thinking!! Good luck!

    • says

      Thanks Tara! They are pretty fun. I actually just got some of my Christmas stuff out today to take an inventory and try to remember what I have. I found these stars and will probably use them again!

    • says

      Thanks Pamela! That is so true. I literally didn’t need to purchase anything for these stars. I just used scrap wood and stain that I already had on hand! Thanks so much for pinning!! xox

    • says

      Thank you Kati! I totally should have left these out after Christmas last year, but they got packed up with the rest of the stuff. When I found them again this year I had the same thought that they need to be out more than just at Christmas. If you give these a try, let me know. I would love to see a pic!

    • says

      Thank you! These really did come together pretty quick. And, with the added wood glue and staples it is a pretty forgiving project. If you really make some, I would love to see them!! Good luck.

  1. says

    Shonee these are great! I am not sure I am that brave to cut all those small pieces myself…I”ll have to ask the hubby if he’s up for this one ; )


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