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rustic wooden star tutorial

I’ve mentioned a few times that Mike is Team “No Christmas until after Thanksgiving”.


He is married to a blogger after all and us bloggers do need to make sure and get our holiday content out in a timely manner, you know? Wink, wink.


diy rustic wooden star tutorial


Besides, as soon as we’re done celebrating Thanksgiving with family I’m jumping full-on into the swing of all things Christmas which means that I needed to get this project done beforehand! This post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own, thanks for helping to support Little Dove.

I actually got this idea from Holly at Holly’s Housewife Life. I had seen a cute wooden star in her Instagram stories that she had picked up and I thought, “I bet I could recreate that really easily!” A quick trip to my local Home Depot for some inexpensive yardsticks (I picked mine up for less than a dollar each, or you can order these) and I was able to assemble my own star for less than $5!


diy rustic wooden star tutorial


My biggest concern with these particular yardsticks is that they have indented orange printing on them.

Orange isn’t a color that really screams Yuletide cheer, am I right? So first I did a quick sanding with course grit sandpaper, then I stained with a dark ebony stain. After that I was hoping to age the wood a bit more so I did a white-wash finish over my yardsticks, which helped tone down the orange even more too. Once everything was all dry I did a quick sanding again and glued them into a star shape with some strong adhesive, so there wasn’t even any nailing or stapling required!

All in all this was a really simple project and I love the way it turned out. Plus, a large Christmas décor statement piece for less than $5? Yes, please!



diy rustic wooden star tutorial


How about you? When does Christmas “officially” start in your household?

10 Responses to rustic wooden star tutorial

  1. Mary Leigh November 22, 2017 at 8:26 am #

    So simple and festive!! Really, a great DIY that anyone can do!

  2. Ann November 24, 2017 at 4:21 am #

    Wow, love the details and the finished product! Ours starts after Halloween, excited for the yuletide season too.

  3. Courtney November 24, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    I love it! I also follow Holly… she has some great ideas! I’m officially excited for Christmas now that Thanksgiving has passed!

  4. Jaclyn @coffeepancakesanddreams November 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    Wow this is a great idea and doesn’t seem too hard! Love it!

  5. Cassy French November 24, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    Very cute and creative! We started talking about Christmas before Halloween haha, but we always decorate after Thanksgiving!

  6. Angela Amores November 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm #

    This is such a great DIY!! If i was Crafty I’d try to make that. I love how it looks.

  7. Emily November 25, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    You are so creative Justine! What an interesting DIY!

  8. Patricia November 25, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    Wow!! This star looks absolutely amazing!

  9. Rachel November 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    Girl, this is amazing! What an awesome idea — and easy! I’m gonna give this a shot!

  10. sherry November 28, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    Love this! Going to Home Depot today! Thank you for such a fun and easy Christmas project!

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