CHRISTMAS STARS MADE FROM TWIGS- EASY TUTORIAL
Have you made stars from twigs? This Christmas decoration was super quick, easy, and best of all basically FREE!
If you’ve read any of my content you know how I love a good frugal DIY craft. Especially during the holidays when finances can be a little tighter. Like this easy and incredibly inexpensive Christmas tree I spruced up. I fits in perfectly with my rustic décor.
If you have access to twigs, a glue gun, and some jute/bakers twine you can make this twig star Christmas craft.
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HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS STARS FROM TWIGS
Here’s what you need
wire cutters (this is similar to what I used but you can use garden snips)
1. GATHER TWIGS
If you don’t have a yard to gather twigs from, or if you don’t have trees in your yard, take a stroll through the local park and you will most definitely find enough twigs to use.
For these mini stars you’ll want to find twigs that are thin, not thick.
I used wire cutters for this step but garden snips will work too.
I cut 4 pieces of twigs that were the same size and 1 piece that was about 2/3 or so the size of longer twigs. I just eyeballed this, it doesn’t have to be exact.
3. MAKE A STAR
Just like when you were a kid making stars that’s exactly how you are going to make these stars.
Make an upside-down V.
Then make an X with the other two long pieces.
Then put the smallest twig going across the top.
I had to carefully move them around till I was happy with the placement of my twig star.
I had already preheated my glue gun prior to this step so it would be ready when I was. I added a SMALL DAB of hot glue wherever the twigs touched. You don’t want a ton of glue, just enough to keep it in place for now.
After my glue was dry I wrapped each star point in a silver and white bakers twine. I added a tiny drop of glue then put the end of my bakers twine on it till it was dry.
Then I wrapped the end till I was happy with how it looked.
Then I cut the bakers twine and added another tiny drop of glue to hold it in place.
That’s it. Nothing crazy complicated. I will warn ya, it can get a little frustrating if your kiddos are yelling at one another in the other room and your twigs keep moving out of place from the slightest touch lol! That totally happened a few times to me when I was making these stars for my frugal Christmas décor.
I hope you enjoyed this crafty tutorial. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.