For this project, four wooden stars, these is the wood that was used:
16' Lattice (¼" x 1-3/8")
16' Parting Bead (½" x ¾")
*The total amount spend on those 32' of wood was $10.18, around 30 cents per foot. The wood was bought at a lumber center, where you have to buy at least 8' of material, but prices are good when you buy in bulk.
Lattice was used for the two big stars, ten pieces of wood were cut at 19" in length.
The parting bead for the small stars was cut at 14".
Each star consist of FIVE pieces of wood. Assembling them is easy using a hot glue gun.
On the small stars, because of the thickness of the wood, you might need to force the wood to stick together by clamping it.
Your stars are ready, but as a final touch jute was wrapped on some of the ends.
This is how they look on the shallow shelves in my dining room.
Again, one easy project that you can customized to your own needs. I might be using them during Christmas later on this year. ;)
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