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.
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.
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!