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Farmhouse Style Stars | Easy DIY

Let’s make these easy DIY farmhouse style stars today! You will see how easy it is to make these adorable stars that can be used year-round!

graphic showing handmade star and website name for tutorial

in the beginning

I came across one of these doors at my local junk and architectural shop. The only difference was the one I found didn’t look this clean and fresh!

Most of the slats were not even intact! They were laying on the ground at the base of the door so I grabbed them up!

stock image of louvered door with slates

Ideas can strike from anywhere but with this project I knew right away what I wanted to make with all those slats!

supplies

Farmhouse style stars! The project needed to be easy and only using few supplies.

Here is a list of the supplies:

  • louvered door slats (option: five paint stir sticks from the hardware store)
  • paint in the desired color (mine had the perfect paint chippiness)
  • jute twine
  • power drill with a large drill bit
  • scissors
 drilled holes  on louvered slats that will accommodate the jute twine also showing drill with large drill bit

time to drill

Each star requires five slats. Using the power drill with a large drill bit, I drilled holes approximately 1/4″ away from the edges. They don’t need to be perfect – just another reason to love the farmhouse style!

As a side note, make sure you test the size of the hole with the jute twine that you use. You want the twine to fit the hole with ease!

close-up of drilled hole on louvered slats that will accommodate the jute twine

cut the twine

Cut six pieces of the twine in approximately 6-7″ sections.

cutting section of jute twine to use on the handmade farmhouse style stars project

assembly

Lay out the first two slats in a V shape. Line up the holes and thread the twine through both holes.

finger pointing at the hole on the handmade farmhouse style stars where the jute is used to tie the separate louvered slats together

Cut off the excess twine if you like. I did but that doesn’t mean you have to! It’s your star!!

demonstration of tying jute on handmade farmhouse style stars to hold them together in the star shape and then cutting the twine shorter

You will do the same at each star point. Lay the slats out just like you would if you were drawing a star shape.

demonstration of tying jute on handmade farmhouse style stars to hold them together in the star shape

secure the slats

After all the slats are tied, you will notice that the slats can move around quite a bit. Let’s prevent that!

showing how the farmhouse style star is still moveable before securing

Tie the sixth piece of twine at the bottom intersection.

using jute twine to secure section on handmade farmhouse style stars

A dot of hot glue (or wood glue) will hold the other intersections snug.

using hot glue to secure intersections of the handmade farmhouse style star
using hot glue to secure intersections of the handmade farmhouse style star

make the hanger

Use a longer piece of jute, about 7-10″, to make the hanger. Loop it around the upper most point, just above the area in the previous step. Loop around and tie a knot!

You’ll see how I tie this type of looped knot in the video below!

close up of jute twine being tied on farmhouse style star for hanging

watch this!

Sometimes watching a project is easier, so I made this quick video tutorial for you!

the fun results

Wasn’t that an easy project?? You could whip up a sky full of farmhouse style stars for your home in just an afternoon!

two wicker chairs with handmade farmhouse style stars hanging above them and around a painting

Can’t you see them hanging on a front porch all at different heights? Or maybe several near the door your guests come into?

two wicker chairs with handmade farmhouse style stars hanging above them and around a painting

My farmhouse style stars are hanging from long pieces of jute cut in varying lengths. Aren’t they adorable?

handmade farmhouse style stars hanging on a wall around a painting
close-up shot of handmade farmhouse style stars
close-up shot of handmade farmhouse style stars

They’re cute as a single star or as a group of farmhouse style stars!

close-up shot of handmade farmhouse style stars
close-up shot of handmade farmhouse style stars

Several stacked together is another way to show them off.

wicker chair with two stacked handmade farmhouse style stars sitting on chair and quilted Christmas stocking on the side of chair

share your ideas!

Where would you hang your stars? Share your ideas in the comments! Let’s inspire one another with our individual creativity!

If you like this easy handmade Christmas decor project, here are a couple of more that might interest you:

two wicker chairs, one painting, 'home' wall banner and five hanging handmade stars vignette

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graphic showing handmade star and website name for tutorial

thanks!

Thanks for stopping by for the fun and easy farmhouse style stars tutorial! I hope you are inspired to make some for your home soon!

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13 Comments

  1. Cindy- This is such a great idea. I love how your blog so clearly describes each steps and even gives tips on how to make the process work. Great photos too!! Now I am going to be on the hunt for wooden slats from shutters and louvered doors. . .

    1. Anna, thank you so much for your encouraging words about the tutorial and my photos! Photography is something I love to do! Happy hunting for slats-tag me when you make something from them!! I want to see!!

  2. Cindy-What a great video you made for showing how simple it would be to make these stars! Thanks for great instructions! I gotta make some!

    1. Definitely these stars could be used year round! Thanks Michelle! And thank you for the feature in the Tuesday Turn About Link Party!😊

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