Veneer Wood Edging Christmas Star

3 Materials
$10
30 Minutes
Easy

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making new decorations each year. Don't you just love making your own crafts for Christmas!

Stars are very popular for most seasons and especially at Christmastime. And guess what? I've got a unique DIY Christmas star that's amazingly easy to make and quite versatile!

You won't believe how simple it is to make a wood veneer edging star.


All you need is:

  • Wood Veneer Edging
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • RapidFuse - multi-purpose quick grab glue
  • Clamps
  • Embellishment - optional



Let's begin by measuring and cutting out ten veneer strips 10.5" long. You can make the star larger just by increasing the length of the strips.


Next, take one strip and cross the left end side over the right end side creating a loop. Cut the left side end at an angle matching the edge of the right strip, as pictured. Glue ends together creating a "V" shape using a quick grab glue such as RapidFuse. I tried using hot glue, but it didn't stick well and melted the wrong side of the wood veneer which has glue embedded in it since it's a pre-glued iron on veneer edging.

This loop with be the first point of the star.



Then make four more just like the first one to create five points. Next, arrange the points into a star shape and glue together at the sides. Use clamps to hold in place until glue dries.



Glue together the remaining veneer strips for a second layer to add dimension and let dry. Then arrange one star on top of the other, staggering points between. Glue together where edges meet in the center.



Add a decorative embellishment to the center if you want.


Not sure where I'll be using this star for Christmas. But there're so many possibilities!

And the star reminds me of the mid-century modern design (1945-1969) or art retro look which is typically characterized by clean, simple lines. Don't you just love it!

Attach, hang or use as a centerpiece for a stunning holiday display!

Suggested materials:

  • Veneer Wood Edging
  • Rapid-Fuse Multi-purpose glue
  • Ruler, scissors, clamps

Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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