Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Project: Rustic Stick Star

Here's an easy craft to make with things you probably have around the house and yard. A stick Christmas star looks both festive and homey and is an great addition year round.
 I used 5 equal length sticks that you can find in your yard or at the floral supply section of a craft store, some twine, a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun.
First, place the sticks in a star shape, some lengths are longer than others, some are warped, so you have to find which works best. Set them aside in the proper position and cut six 18" lengths of twine. You can cut them shorter, if you find you don't need so much length.
Add a dab of hot glue to the place where the sticks cross. Dip the end of the twine in the bead to hold it in place and then wrap the twine around the spot. When you get to within an inch of the end, add another dab of hot glue and wrap the twine into the glue to hold it in place.
Continue to do that will all the parts on the star.
Add a ribbon on top (optional) and hang.
Tomorrow's post will show some alternatives using the same technique.

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