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Patriotic Wooden Stars

This is one more of those easy patriotic projects you can put together in about an hour and enjoy for a very long time.

For this project, four wooden stars, this is the material used:

16' Lattice (¼" x 1-3/8")
16' Parting Bead (½" x ¾")

*The total amount spent 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".

Once all the pieces are cut, you can go ahead and paint them.

Each star consists 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 customize to your own needs.  I might be using them during Christmas later on this year. ;)

Some more easy patriotic projects you might like:

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  1. You are just so darned creative. Your stars are really great! Cheers.

  2. Well, aren't those cute? What a fun idea and something even the kids could cobble together! Love them. xo Diana

  3. I collect wooden stars and love to add these. I will be using this tutorial! The jute accent is great. Thanks.

  4. Those are just darling! And I'm digging the baseball look plates. Must've missed that post. Sorry, I've been MIA. Working on a new venture ...

    :) Linda

  5. Love these and your whole patriotic display! I was just working on my fave patriotic projects post and now I will HAVE to add yours. Creative and unique, I haven't seen anything like it, and I have been looking!If you have a sec this weekend, I have a linky party going on and would love for you to share!
    Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands

  6. Such a cute craft idea! Your display is so fun and cheerful. I love your ideas.

  7. I love them! I made some a couple of months ago using rulers. I decorated my son's graduation party with them. I like the idea of purchasing strips so that the stars can be any size you want. Super cute patriotic decoration!

  8. Love these!! So cute and creative!

  9. Christina
    These are awesome! Great for 4th of July but I like star decor all year long. I'm visiting today from DIY Showoff.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    Join me Sun-Fri for DIY Showcase Link Party

  10. Cristina, where on earth do you come up with all of your cute ideas? I really love these stars, and they're so simple to put together. At least you make it look simple! The jute adds just the right touch, and they look great on your new dining room shelves. :)


  11. Very cute and simple project but with a huge impact grouped the way you have them! Would make a really nice door wreath/decoration too!

  12. What a great little project! I love how quick it is to complete and looks so cute. The addition of the twine is a really nice touch. They look so great on your shelves!

  13. Fantastic project!! You never cease to amaze me Cristina. This is so easy, too. And don't we need easy these days?! I especially like the blue star with the wrapped ends. It really does give it a little coastal look. I've pinned and shared it on FB.
    Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday Link Party!!
    Hope your week is extraordinary!

  14. Patriotic and them!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  15. Cristina this are just too cute! I love them in your dining room shelving. They fit in so perfectly. You are so creative my friend. :)

  16. Simply LOVE! I am so making these for my July 4th party. I can hang them from our super large umbrella. I am also going to share this on my FB page for my July 4th at The Everyday Home week. :)

    I would love for you to post this at my Linky Party Home{work} Wednesday.Home{work}

    Thanks for sharing, Barb (your newest follower)

  17. Aw, your stars really turned out cute! Great project:@)

  18. Love your stars also, will be making some of these too, use at holidays are you said you'd do, nice to be able to use for different seasons. Great tutorial. I'd need to use different glue than hot glue here in western CO as it's so dry hot glue dries out on things very quickly. I glue and clamp closed for quite awhile to be sure things are secure. Happy summer days.

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