DIY Wood Stars (STAR LAMP)

8 Materials
$10
40 Minutes
Medium

How I made wooden stars! Plus an easy hack for angled cuts!
Before jumping into this DIY I was pretty intimated about all the cuts but, it's easier then it seems. You'll need to make two types of cuts. One 18 degree cut and one 36 degree cut.I first started by cutting all my wood pieces at 12" inches in length. It's important to have them at least that long to cut easier later. You'll need a total of 10 pieces.
For the 18 degree cut you'll need to make a jig. I clamped a 2 by 4 on one side of my jig saw making sure it was flush against the wall ( fence) Than I set my miter saw to 45 degrees and cut it. That's it! Now you're jib is done.
Okay now set your miter saw to 27 degrees and cut all of you 12 inch pieces of wood on one end. By cutting them this way you're actually cutting them at an 18 degree angle.
Here's what they all should look like once you've cut them.
All that's left to do is cut the other ends of you 12 inch pieces at a 36 degree angle. ( 18 degrees on the left and 36 degrees shown on the right )
The hardest steps are done now all you have to do is glue them all together. I also added tape while the glue dries. You can additionally staple the seems on the back of the star for better durability. That's what I did. You can find more info on my blog and well as a super detailed video - https://www.lilyardor.com/diy-wood-star/ I hope you found this helpful and it inspires you to create your own wood stars! :D
I styled my star 4 ways to gives you ideas. I love this moss star candle holder. MY favorite of all 4. Which one is your favorite?
This one is also pretty cool! I drilled a hole on the side and installed a light kit. :D
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

Fake It Until You Make It! 27 Creative Hacks for High-End Looks
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
17 DIY-Inspiring Kitchen Backsplashes
30 Great Jar Ideas You Have To Try
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
31 Super Cute & Easy DIY Ideas For Your Kitchen
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
Lily Oleynik

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 15 comments
  • Linda Kuhn
    on Feb 14, 2020

    Love it. Do you have any other projects with stars? I love decorating with them.

  • Dee
    Just now

    I love Stars, great inspiration.

Your comment...