DIY Hanging Wooden Stars: 1st Day of the 12 Posts of Christmas

Hi Friends! Happy December! Today, we’re starting something fun. For the next 12 days, some great blogs (many of them local to Halifax!) will be sharing fabulous Christmas posts – and every project is for less than $24! The hope is to get your holiday inspiration flowing :) The full list of links is at the bottom of this post, so be sure to follow us on social media because we’ll be posting everyone’s great projects for the next 12 days!

It’s the 1st day today and we’re sharing a sweet and simple DIY Hanging Wooden Star Display.

DIY Hanging Wooden Stars - an easy Christmas or Holiday craft for less than $5!

To be honest, this was supposed to be something completely different, but it morphed into this along the way. This year, we are going for handmade and rustic for our holiday decor – so the simplicity of this project fit right in. This will make you five stars.

You will need:

  • Five 48″ dowels (use the ones that are about 1″ around)
  • measuring tape and pencil
  • small hand saw
  • nail gun or twine
  • ribbon or coloured yarn for hanging

Cut each dowel into five lengths of approximately 9.5″ each. You’ll end up with 25 pieces that are more or less the same length. They don’t have to be exact.DIY Hanging Wooden Star Display

My first star was, of course, the experimental one. I learned a lot from that process and perfected it for the remaining four :) Here’s a pictorial.

Basically, start with the top point and either nail it together or wrap it tightly with twine. I started with twine and actually found it got too bulky, so that’s why I went with nails that sink right into the wood and are barely noticeable.

Then play the ‘over-under’ game for the next two dowels. If it’s ‘over’ on the top, put it under at its next intersection. But when you get to your final dowel in the star – do ‘over over’ and it should sit better when hung on the wall.DIY Hanging Wooden Star Display

You’ll be able to move your star’s shape a bit – if you want to tighten it up, use your twine at the middle intersections. I wanted mine as simple as possible, so I skipped that step.DIY Hanging Wooden Stars - an easy Christmas or Holiday craft for less than $5!

Then just use different lengths of ribbon or yarn and hang them up! You could even string twinkle lights through them! These would look cute hung in a front window, entry way or make smaller ones for your guest bathroom.DIY Hanging Wooden Stars - an easy Christmas or Holiday craft for less than $5!

All in, this project will cost you about $5.

Don’t forget to check back for the rest of the 12 Posts of Christmas! Here’s the schedule :)

Happy Holidays!

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1st Day

DIY Passion

2nd Day

Little Red Brick House

3rd Day

Fynes Designs

4th Day

My Daily Randomness

5th Day

Houseologie

6th Day

The DIYDiary

7th Day

The Bold Abode

8th Day

Canary Street Crafts

9th Day

Here Nor There

10th Day

Making it in the Mountains

11th Day

Elizabeth Joan Designs

12th Day

Maddex Musings

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PS. We are sharing this post with any and all of these great parties! 

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