DIY Large Wood Star

I love the look of metal stars. In fact, I have couple around my house. But out of all of them this star is my favorite. I bought it and a smaller one about 25+ years ago at an antique fair in Nashville, TN. I have always wished that I would have bought the larger one, but I didn't! Oh, well!

Anyway, after seeing one of these wooden stars.

This one is made out of tobacco lathes 

I decided that I wanted one to hang somewhere in my home. I looked and looked. I  found a few, but the price seemed to high. So I decided to make one. They really aren't difficult to make; you just need to make sure it's aligned properly, or it will be lopsided!


  • 5 - thin wood strips (I found mine at hobby lobby, DH didn't have anything in his stash)
  • Wood stain of choice 
  • 5 - clamps
  • Wood glue
  • Sand paper
  • Polyurethane, matte finish (optional)
  • Paper towel 
  • Drill with small drill bit (optional) 
  • Twine
  • Small brass nails

  1. Determine how large you want the star to be. (Mine is 24" because that's the length of the strips)
  2. Sand to round off the edges and corners.
  3. Stain and let dry completely >> (If using polyurethane apply once stain is dry. Let polyurethane dry completely before going to next step)
  4. Lay out star, making sure it's not lopsided and clamp in place
  5. Remove one clamp carefully and glue strips together then replace clamp. REPEAT THIS STEP UNTIL DONE. 
  6. Wipe away excess glue, carefully and let dry
  7. Once dry, hammer in nails >>> at every cross section<<< 
  8. (OPTION: drill small hole in top of star and add twine to hang) or DO NOT add twine and just lean on shelf or tabletop.

And here it is:
Cute, huh?

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Enjoy your day,

1 comment

  1. Wow Tina, that star really looks professionally made! Great accent piece!


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