Shooting Stars

Alicia W
by Alicia W
6 Materials
30 Minutes
Make this super easy outdoor holiday display that will make cars passing by your house stare in amazement.
Using only three pieces of wood and four boxes of white lights, you can make an outdoor decoration for the holiday season.
1: I used lathing strips which I measured and marked at the half. My strips were 48” so half is 24”.

2: Cut the strips in half using a utility knife.
3: Form a star shape as shown.
4: Using a staple gun, attach the strips at each junction.
5: Using one strand of lights, staple the lights to the strip. Only attach the lights to the star shape not the inside pieces.
6: Connect the remaining 3 strands to one corner of the star.
7: I attached my star to the trunk of a tree using zip/cable ties.

Zip/cable ties will hold the star firmly to wherever you decide to place your star.
8: The tail of the star should be higher or lower then the star. Since my star was attached low on the truck of a tree, the tail had to be high.
I zip/cable tied a pole onto my fence then zip/cable tied the star’s tail to the pole.
I have four shooting stars outside of my home. Because these are so easy and inexpensive to make, it doesn’t take a lot of time to make this car-stopping holiday display.
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  • Barbara Gunther Barbara Gunther on Nov 04, 2018

    Beautiful. Any idea why the lights that are actually on the star look so white compared to the tail?

  • Cj Cj on Nov 04, 2018

    How do you think it would look if I painted the boards flat black? Thinking it might make the lights look brighter. ??

  • Mandy Hunt Mandy Hunt on Nov 29, 2021

    Thanks so much for the share!!!!!! Purchased material today. Will be assembling and displaying tomorrow!!! 🤍 although

    I’m wondering if your boards were LATTICE strips!!!! Bc the boards I purchased today needed to be cut with a skill saw !! And honestly quite a bit heavier than I like or expected.

    i didn’t realize the similarities in the word until the hubby had gotten them home. Haha.

    thanks against.

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  • Joanie Joanie on Jun 09, 2020

    It's DIFFERENT and that is the 1 reason I like this project. It is so cool, so cheap and so easy....MY kinda craft.. ....thank you for sharing!!

  • Cl.ebbing66 Cl.ebbing66 on Sep 08, 2021

    Don't forget to place the point of the star up, not two points. For a smaller star, maybe you can use yardsticks instead. The combination would be pretty. I love this project! 🥰