Hey hey! Things are happening around here (follow on IG and IG stories to see what I mean!), so I couldn’t post a lot last week. BUT I’m back with some Christmas updates I’ve been working on! Christmas/winter in Michigan means taking advantage of all the evergreens in my backyard! So…I made a Christmas star with them.
My favorite part is that it cost me $2.94! The supplies you’ll need are as follows:
- 5 yardsticks (I bought mine for .98 cents at Lowes)
- Floral wire
- Evergreen branches
- Dark stain or paint (optional)
The directions are quite simple. Form your yardsticks into a star shape. I am just challenged enough that I needed my husband’s help with this. Don’t judge. It took some small tweaking/adjusting to get it just right, and I glued the points in place. Once the glue dried a bit, I used my staple gun to secure the ends just a bit more. I stained my yardsticks with black stain (what I had on hand), but you don’t necessarily need to. I just preferred it.
After cutting a bunch of branches from a tree in our forest, I laid out the largest ones first so I could get a clear shape of the star. I then tweaked/added as needed in order to fill in all the holes. I used floral wire to secure the branches at the tips. I also tied a couple of bottom branches in the middle as well to keep it from shifting too much. Advice numero uno? USE GLOVES. I just used some cheap work ones I found lying around. Anything to keep the sharp pine needles from stabbing your fingers to death.
I just kept layering and trimming until it took the shape I liked. I used some ribbon I had on hand to make a bow and wired it onto the star. Voila!
It’s super festive, will last me all winter, and it was super easy! Give it a try!