Hi Everyone! Happy Holidays! My name is Holly and I blog over at Full Circle Creations. A big thank you to Gail for allowing me to guest post here today.
Since the holiday season is upon us, I thought I'd share with you the primitive star I've been making for the last couple of years. It's easy to make and fun to decorate.
I make these in different sizes but today I'm going to show you the one made with the large paint sticks that are used to stir 5 gallon bucket paints. I got these at Wal-Mart. I start out by cutting the handle end off of all five sticks.
Then I do a little sanding, mainly on the rough cut end. Using Gorilla Glue and clamps, I glue the sticks together.
I start with two ends, glue and clamp them together and repeat with two other sticks, making them equal distance apart.
Overlap them and glue and clamp the open end and repeat with the cross stick.
I also add a dab of glue and clamps anywhere that the sticks cross and touch each other.
I leave them clamped together for several hours giving the glue ample time to dry.
I can't find the picture of it by it's self...this picture has two of them hanging on a hook at the last craft fair I did. I finished it off by adding a wreath of grapevine with burgundy pip berries, rusty bells and stars, and two primitive angels. I'd take another picture of it but it sold last month.
The little one is made from regular size paint sticks and works great on the top of the Christmas tree. Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to decorate the large star....
Thanks again Gail for having me over today. I hope your shoulder gets better soon so you can get back to doing what you love!
Thank you Holly for sharing this great craft with us today! I love your stars. If you love headboard benches, be sure to check out the great benches Holly makes! She also makes fabulous signs. So, hop over to check out Full Circle Creations.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.