Introduction: Simple to Make... Rustic Wooden Star Christmas Tree Decorations

About: I'm an English guy living in the Czech countryside with family on a lifetime project (Wasnt the orginal plan :) of renovating our old farm house, building projects while slowly collecting new additions to the …

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.

Tools needed:




star cookie cutter or a steady hand



paint roller/brush

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 :)