Let’s make this easy DIY farmhouse-style hanging star today! It is so easy to make these adorable wooden stars that can be used year-round!
DIY hanging star
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!
Ideas can strike from anywhere but with this project, I knew right away what I wanted to make with all those slats.
If you don’t have louvered door slats laying around, keep reading because I have a solution for you!
The idea of a hanging star DIY project popped into my head. They would look so farmhouse. 😉 This project needed to be easy and required just a 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
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how to make a DIY hanging star
Each DIY hanging 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!
BTW: If you don’t have an old louvered door hanging around filled with slats, head out to you hardware store and purchase some paint stir sticks (linked above for you!) They come in several sizes and I recommend getting the standard size (12″) or the extra-long stir sticks used for 5-gallon paint containers (21″).
If you use paint stir sticks, I recommend that you paint them. Here are some colors that would be perfect for the hanging stars. Each of these colors can be purchased using the following links. Thanks for shopping via these links – you are helping us to continue these free tutorials for you!
Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint Colors for these DIY hanging stars:
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!
cut the twine
Cut six pieces of the twine in approximately 6-7″ sections.
easy farmhouse wooden star
Layout the first two slats in a V shape to begin creating the DIY hanging star shape. Line up the holes and thread the twine through both holes.
Cut off the excess twine if you like. I did but that doesn’t mean you have to! It’s your star!!
You will do the same at each star point. Lay the slats out just like you would if you were drawing a star shape.
After all the slats are tied, you will notice that the slats can move around quite a bit. Let’s prevent that!
Tie the sixth piece of twine at the bottom intersection.
A dot of hot glue (or wood glue) will hold the other intersections snug.
easy wooden stars
Use a longer piece of jute, about 7-10″, to make the hanger. Loop it around the uppermost 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!
Sometimes watching a project is easier, so I made this quick video tutorial for this DIY hanging star just for you!
farmhouse star decorations
Wasn’t that an easy project?? You could whip up a sky full of farmhouse-style hanging stars for your home in just an afternoon!
Can’t you see them hanging on a front porch all at different heights? Or maybe several near the door your guests come into?
My DIY farmhouse-style hanging stars are hanging from long pieces of jute cut in varying lengths. Aren’t they adorable?
They’re cute as a single star or as a group of farmhouse-style hanging stars!
Several stacked together is another way to show them off.
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Where would you use your DIY hanging 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. Simply click on any of the images to see the DIY Christmas project!
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Thanks for stopping by for the fun and easy DIY hanging farmhouse-style star tutorial! I hope you are inspired to make some for your home soon!
Until next time…