DIY wood stars from scrap wood.
Make your own wood stars wall decor just in time for the holiday season, I’ll show you how down below.
First let’s start with the inspiration. I know you saw these milled log stars over at Pottery Barn and you love them too! But you don’t want to pay $129 for the pair?
Don’t worry you can make your own wood stars for about $4 each. Really.
But before you can build these stars you need the plan, specifically those angles, in order to get the perfect star shape.
Thankfully my fellow blogger Jamison at Rogue Engineer is handy not only with building projects but also with the technical side of things and he has the plans, including all the angled cuts you need to make a perfect 5 pointed star.
In addition to Jamison’s plans you will probably need a wedge jig. Check my post here on how to build a wedge jig for a miter saw.
How to build wood stars:
Follow Jamison’s plans here.
I used less than one 1x3x8 pine board for each star. You could definitely use a 1×2 or 1×4 if you’re adventurous!
Step 1: Set up the wedge jig and make steep angle cut.
Step 2: Set the miter for the second angle, flip the wood, measure and cut.
Step 3: Repeat the process 5 times for each length. Do a dry fit to test for accuracy.
Step 4: To connect pieces take one short and one long piece together at the 36 degree angle. Glue and staple (see 2 pieces on right above). The staples allow you some maneuvering. Flip the connected pieces over and use a finish nail on the visible side (see 3 pieces on right above).
Step 5: Layout all pieces good side down, glue and staple remaining joins.
Step 6: Flip star over to good side up, use 3/4″ finish nails to secure pieces.
Step 7: Stain as desired.
Hang and enjoy! I hung these stars from one single nail and they haven’t moved. Can’t wait to dress them up for the holidays!
Rogue Engineer has tons of other great plans you must take a look.
Playroom storage bins – yes please.
The most beautiful changing table ever!