Patriotic July 4th Scrap Wood Star Wreath Alternative


When we built our log cabin, we had a lot of left over scraps of wood. I hung onto these small pieces of scrap wood for quite a while before the inspiration hit me to make stars out of them.
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I glued the scrap wood into the shape of stars, attached red and blue pip berries, and american flag and a burlap bow to create a patriotic wreath.
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I had 10 pieces of scrap wood and created two stars using five pieces for each star. You could also use wood shims, wood foot long rulers or maybe even paint stir sticks.
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It took a little while to arrange them into the star shape. Then I glued each point of contact and used clamps to hold them until the glue dried.
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I wanted the wood to look old so I painted on a homemade solution to age the wood. You can make this solution too by dropping a small piece of rusty metal into a gallon of vinegar for 24 to 48 hours. The vinegar will get a rusty milky look, then just paint it onto your unfinished wood to give it an aged/barnwood look. A rusty nail or two or even a rusty brillo pad works well for this.
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I attached the decorations with floral tape and floral wire to the star.
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3 questions
  • Deborah Giamalva
    on May 28, 2016

    What is the wood length?

    • Crafter
      on Jun 28, 2019

      Home Depot will give you all the paint stir sticks you want. Just ask them!

  • Jud5287888
    on Jun 21, 2016

    Will the "wood stain" hold up to elements...for example on a deck??? Love the look!

    • I have used this same mixture to "stain" my potting bench 5 years ago and it has held up great. It is directly in the elements, sun, rain and snow. You could always add a clear water proofing sealer after the wood is "stained" to add extra protection.

  • Jean Reuss
    on Jun 13, 2017

    approximately wide and how thick were your wood slats?

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  • Ruth McAlpin
    on May 15, 2019

    I’m loving this and Americana is my style.

  • Betsy
    on Jun 28, 2019

    Oh, that was so easy! Thanks, giving for gifts for my family! Thanks again!


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