Make a Rustic Holiday Star From Paint Sticks and Jute

This inexpensive holiday star made from paint sticks and jute adds rustic charm to any holiday decor.
DIY Wooden Stir Stick Star

DIY Wooden Stir Stick Star

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Flynnside Out Productions

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Materials Needed

  • 12 paint sticks (makes 1 star)
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • acrylic paint or sample paint in color of your choice (we used red)
  • 2" bristle paintbrush
  • jute rope
  • drop cloth

Form Star

Lay paint sticks on a flat surface and adjust to create a star shape.

Step 1: Create Star Shape

Step 1: Create Star Shape

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Attach Paint Sticks

Assemble the star using a hot glue gun. Let cool.

Step 2: Glue Stir Sticks Together

Step 2: Glue Stir Sticks Together

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Flynnside Out Productions

Attach Rope to Center

Using a generous bead of glue, attach one end of the rope at the center of the star. Let cool.

Step 3: Attach Rope at Center

Step 3: Attach Rope at Center

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Flynnside Out Productions

Weave Rope Out From Center

Once the glue is totally dry, begin wrapping the rope in a star configuration. Work your way out and fill up the center of the star. Add a bead of glue occasionally to secure the rope to various points of the frame. Once weaving is complete, secure the loose end of the rope with glue.

Step 4: Weave Rope Out From Center

Step 4: Weave Rope Out From Center

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Flynnside Out Productions

Attach Rope to Points

To wrap each point in the rope, start by attaching one end of the rope to the paint stick frame using glue. Let dry.

Step 5: Attach Rope to Points

Step 5: Attach Rope to Points

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Flynnside Out Productions

Weave Rope Onto Points

Once dry, begin weaving the rope tightly in and out of the paint sticks, working your way down towards the center of the star. Add glue every few inches to secure the rope. Repeat on each point.

Step 6: Weave Rope Onto Points

Step 6: Weave Rope Onto Points

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Flynnside Out Productions

Paint Star

Use your bristle paintbrush and paint to sweep color across the front of the jute-wrapped star. Let dry.

Step 7: Paint Star

Step 7: Paint Star

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Flynnside Out Productions

Finish

Hang on your porch using leftover twine, or prop up on a table to add rustic holiday appeal to interior spaces.

DIY Wooden Stir Stick Star

DIY Wooden Stir Stick Star

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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