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.
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!
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!