DIY Star using Branches for Festive Decorating

There’s so much to craft during the festive period!

This cute star made from simple branches is really easy to make and it adds a fun touch to the decor during Christmas. I can see it being a great DIY project for families with kids of all ages, especially as you can make the stars any size that you’d like. The bigger the branches, the easier they’ll be to put together. I bought a bunch of branches from £3 from a pet shop near me so I’ve got a feeling they were meant for nibbling on… but I used them for crafts instead haha. I’m sure you can buy some from eBay too or why not go to your local park to pick your own? Make sure to dry them thoroughly before using them though. Anyway, here’s how I made a star using branches:

What you will need:

  • Branches of equal length and size
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Glue or needle and thread
  • Pegs (optional)

DIY Christmas Star Tutorial:

Step 1: Make 2 triangles

Lay out your branches into two seperate triangles. Try and make them the same shape and length so that when we put them together they fit nicely.

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Step 2: Wrap your Ribbon Around the Edges

Tightly wrap your ribbon on the three edges of your triangle to keep the shape in place. You can use glues for this or I used a needle and thread which I find is the quicker option. Repeat this for both triangles.

Tip: Use pegs to keep your triangle in place as you wrap your ribbon around each edge.

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Step 3: Put your triangles together

Put your triangles together so that there is an edge on every side and that it looks equal. Then, fasten using small pieces of thread or you can use your Christmas ribbon again to do this. And that’s it, as simple as that!

Enjoy 🙂

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12 Comments

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Talya

    I’ve always wondered about making now buying these – thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Cathy Glynn

    This looks really simple but so effective. I think my daughter would love to attempt this x

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    five little doves

    What a clever idea, and they look fab too!! I would love to make our own with the children, they love any kind of craft especially involving nature.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Lisa Backsnbumps

    This is so easy to do and looks great. Fantastic idea x

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Grant R

    The homemade / natural Christmas decorations are far nicer than mass-produced plasticky deccies. Makes for a Dickensian looking Christmas!

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Welsh Cakes and Wellies

    Sometimes the simple ideas are the best – this is so easy and yet so effective. I’ll be out tomorrow collecting some twigs 🙂

  • Reply December 16, 2016

    Mellissa Williams

    Simple but effective design. Homemade decorations are so much nicer than shop bought!

  • Reply December 16, 2016

    Fashion and Style Police

    What a fab tutorial. This is super creative.

  • Reply December 16, 2016

    clairejustine

    I would never had thought of making something like this. It is beautiful. Love it. Such a creative and unique idea 🙂

  • Reply December 17, 2016

    Kara

    What a simple but effective idea – love this

  • Reply December 18, 2016

    Ana De- Jesus

    What a pretty star and a great way of making use of beautiful Mother Nature! xxx

  • Reply December 18, 2016

    Chloe Ciliberto

    This is so cute! The star for the top of our tree broke this week and we’ve been looking for a replacement. I didn’t think of making my own but this looks great! x

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