I’ve always been enamored by handmade Christmas decorations, growing up our tree was covered in salt dough shapes that were curled at the edges and perhaps a year or two past their best or paper constructions made at school that resembled nothing but a glittery mess, no perfectly curated theme, not even an attempt of a colour scheme but that’s exactly how I like it. Today I thought I would share a simple Scandinavian inspired DIY decoration which is hopefully a slight upgrade to those I made as a child. I just wish I had a beautiful wooden painted door to hang this handmade star.
You will need
5 Dry twigs of a similar size (as straight and as similar as possible)
8 25mm Nails (I went with these but you can get some pretty sassy brass nails here)
Wood Glue (Optional)
Twine or Ribbon to Hang
Set 3 of the twigs up in a triangle shape and nail each corner to together so it is secure, do this again for the other 3 twigs.
Then flip one of the triangles on top of the other to make a star. Nail these together in 2 places, no need to nail it anymore than that because it will be quite fragile.
Tie your ribbon round one of the stairs points then hang! You could choose to decorate the star further by wrapping Eucalyptus leaves round the bottom half or dipping it half in silver paint, but I’m a bit of a purist and have opted to keep my stars simple for now! If you are blessed with a beautiful front door this simple and natural decoration will look stunning this Christmas.
This post has been sat in my drafts for a while now but have resisted posting it until 1st December (be proud), now it is the Christmas month expect a bombardment of seasonal posts!