Introduction: Simple to Make... Rustic Wooden Star Christmas Tree Decorations
My son needed something making that his class could sell at the school Christmas Fete so I rooted around the garage for something I could make some simple decorations out of and came up with these relatively rough = "Rustic" wooden stars.
All in all the materials cost 20p for the ribbon (Purchased in the sale after xmas 2016)
So I glittered up a couple as examples to the kids in his class and they will now be creative to finish the rest.
star cookie cutter or a steady hand
Materials (Had everything laying around even the ribbon but it had the price on it so could add the cost)
wood (Mine was 8cm x1.5cm x 1 mtr)
metal U shapes (Usually for fencing)
paint (I used red)
glitter/glitter glue or glitter paint.
Step 1: Mark Out the Wood
place the wood in the vice and place the star dough cutter on top , making a note of the easiest way the jigsaw will be able to cut all points.
Mark the wood by drawing around the cutter.
Step 2: Cut Out the Shape
Using the jigsaw , cut out the shape...
Step 3: Sand Smooth the Shape
With the shape in the vice sand smooth all edges. No need to go crazy as they are rustic after all :) and to be fair the wood I was using was not in perfect shape so I wasn't going to spend hours making the finish perfect.
Step 4: Paint the Stars!
I used some emulsion I had left over from painting the house so using a roller I pained each edge in one coat of this paint and left to dry.
Step 5: Add the Pin and the Ribbon
Once dry I hammered in the U shape into the centre between two points and then added ribbon, tied into a loop, knotted and cut off the ribbon so the same length on either side.
Step 6: Cover in Glitter to Your Own Style
All thats left to do is cover in glitter or pain in your style. I did the first two and the rest will be done by a class of 10 year olds :)