3 Glitzy Wooden Star Projects To Ring in the New Year

Grab some glitter and a pack of wooden craft stars and DIY these decorations in plenty of time to watch the ball drop.

Woman Wearing Glitter Star Headband in Front of Gold Fringe Backdrop

New Year's Eve Wooden Star Crafts

HGTV Handmade's Danielle Boaz makes the cutest wooden stars for her New Year's Eve decor. To make your own, you will need 2’’ wooden stars, decoupage glue, gold string, gold and silver glitter, an embroidery needle, a plastic headband, glittery ribbon, a low-temp hot glue gun, drill, jewelry wire, gold and silver metallic paint and toothpicks.

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Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Make your year-end celebration feel like a night on the town even if you’re ringing in the new year on the sofa. HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz created three different wooden star projects sure to add sparkle to your New Year’s Eve decor. Top cupcakes with glamorous stars, make a glittery headband and pose for the perfect selfie in front of gold star garland.

Gold Star Garland

Wooden Star Garland, Star Cupcake Decor in Corner on Bar Cart

New Year's Eve Wooden Star Crafts

HGTV Handmade's Danielle Boaz makes the cutest wooden stars for her New Year's Eve decor. To make your own, you will need 2’’ wooden stars, decoupage glue, gold string, gold and silver glitter, an embroidery needle, a plastic headband, glittery ribbon, a low-temp hot glue gun, drill, jewelry wire, gold and silver metallic paint and toothpicks.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • drill and small drill bit
  • embroidery needle
  • foam brush

Note: For 6 feet of garland, you will need approximately 36 wooden stars.

Drill + Glitter

Place a piece of scrap wood on a work table. Then, take a stack of three wooden stars and align them together (Image 1). Now use a drill to create two holes in each wooden star for the gold string to go through (Image 2). Tip: Be sure to use a drill bit that matches the size of your string. Once all the stars are drilled, place them on a piece of scrap paper. Using a foam brush, apply a coat of decoupage glue to one side of each star, working in small batches (Image 3). Then, lightly sprinkle a layer of gold glitter onto the decoupage glue (Image 4). Let the stars dry for several hours (Image 5).

Thread String + Enjoy

Measure 6 feet of gold string (Image 1). Take the end of the string and thread it through an embroidery needle. Then thread the string through the left hole of the first star, pushing the thread in toward the back, then up through the front hole (Image 2). Note: The string should run along the back of each star. Slide the stars down the string about 1 inch apart (Image 3). Last, tie a loop on each end of the gold string (Image 4) and display the garland on the wall for the perfect backdrop (Image 5).

Silver Star Headband

Woman Wearing Glitter Star Headband in Front of Gold Fringe Backdrop

New Year's Eve Wooden Star Crafts

HGTV Handmade's Danielle Boaz makes the cutest wooden stars for her New Year's Eve decor. To make your own, you will need 2’’ wooden stars, decoupage glue, gold string, gold and silver glitter, an embroidery needle, a plastic headband, glittery ribbon, a low-temp hot glue gun, drill, jewelry wire, gold and silver metallic paint and toothpicks.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • paintbrush
  • low-temp hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • decoupage glue
  • scissors

Paint Stars

For Danielle’s sparkly headband, place (2) 1-inch wooden stars between (3) 2-inch wooden stars (Image 1). Next, use a foam brush to coat one side of the stars with decoupage glue (Image 2). Then gently sprinkle on a layer of silver glitter (Image 3). Let the stars dry for several hours.

Make Headband

Measure the 18-gauge wire against the plastic headband to determine the length and cut with scissors (Image 1). Attach the wire to both sides of the plastic headband by twisting the ends tightly around the middle section of the headband (Image 2). Next, use a low-temp hot glue gun to add a dot of glue to one end of the plastic headband (Image 3). Affix the end of the glitter cord to the dot of glue and then begin tightly wrapping the cord around the headband. Tip: Once you reach the wire on the headband, wrap the cord around a few extra times to keep the wire from showing (Image 4). Continue wrapping the cord until you reach the other end of the headband. Use scissors to trim the cord, then attach it to the headband with a dot of hot glue (Image 5).

Glue Glitter Stars

Add a dot of glue from a low-temp hot glue gun to the back of the middle, biggest star (Image 1). Then affix the back of the star to the jewelry wire and hold it in place until dry. Repeat the steps above for the remaining stars (Image 2). Next, flip the headband over and place it on a piece of paper. Use a small paintbrush to add a layer of decoupage glue to the back of each star (Image 3). Then sprinkle a coat of silver glitter onto the stars (Image 4) and let dry for several hours. Slip on the headband and pose for the perfect New Year’s Eve snap (Image 5).

Star Cupcake Toppers

Tray of Cupcakes With Metallic Gold and Silver Wooden Star Toppers

New Year's Eve Wooden Star Crafts

HGTV Handmade's Danielle Boaz makes the cutest wooden stars for her New Year's Eve decor. To make your own, you will need 2’’ wooden stars, decoupage glue, gold string, gold and silver glitter, an embroidery needle, a plastic headband, glittery ribbon, a low-temp hot glue gun, drill, jewelry wire, gold and silver metallic paint and toothpicks.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • toothpicks
  • floral foam
  • disposable plate or paint palette

Paint + Dry + Display

To make the cutest NYE cupcake toppers, use a combination of 1/2-inch wooden stars and 1-inch wooden stars. Using a low-temp hot glue gun, add a dot of glue to the back of the wooden star and then add a toothpick to the glue (Image 1). Hold until dry. Next, add a few drops of metallic silver and gold paint to a paint palette or disposable plate. Use a small paintbrush to coat both sides of the wooden star and place in floral foam to dry for several hours (Image 2). Note: Do not paint the toothpick. Stick a few stars into a fresh cupcake and pop some bubbly to toast another successful DIY (Image 3).

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