Monday, November 8, 2021

Veneer Wood Edging Christmas Star


 One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making new decorations each year. Don't you just love making your own crafts for Christmas!  I recently completed a round-up of ornaments I've made through the years that you can find here. And I love making all types of holiday decorations, too! 

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 - which fits in perfectly with this month's Blog Hop Challenge - Christmas Crafts - hosted by Beverly @Across the Blvd

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You won't believe how simple it is to make using the following materials


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!
For more lovely handcrafted Christmas crafts, be sure to check out all of the links below:

Beverly Across the Blvd  Easy Dollar Tree Spoons Craft for Christmas 

Gail Purple Hues and Me Veneer Wood Edging Christmas Star

T'onna Sew Crafty Crochet Crochet Christmas Table Runner

Marci   Stone Cottage Adventures Re Vamping Old Ornaments for a New Theme 

Michele Coastal Bohemian Copper Pick Up Truck w/ Christmas tree

Allyson Southern Sunflowers Cheap and Easy Christmas Joy Craft

Julie Sum of Their Stories Upcycled Cotton Reel Table Place Setting

Vicky Vicky Myers Creations Christmas Star Craft

Terri Christmas Tree Lane Mason Jar Christmas Candles






15 comments:

  1. That's beautiful.
    When I was younger we had a gorgeous wooden snowflake decoration that was similar to this that my mum had brought in a market on a trip to Belgium or maybe Germany. She kept it safely in it's box all year but now I think of it I have no idea what happened to it. This really echos the look of it in a slightly simpler way. I had no idea I could make my own. next time I'm in a hardware shop I'll grab some veneer and have a go!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! That sounds wonderful! I'm glad this project gave you fond memories of years past - and is an inspiration to make something similar to your mom's snowflake!

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  2. Very pretty . I have some veneer too. I see a wood ornament in my future. Pinned to my Christmas Ornament board.

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    1. Thanks, Michele! I think wood veneer is my new craft friend!

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  3. Awesome Christmas craft! You've made your very intricate looking star achievable for anyone to create with your tutorial. Pinned!

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  4. This is a really creative and beautiful way to make a star! It looks great on your tree! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks, T'onna! Still not sure where I'm going to put it. But it'll be somewhere to show it off and highlight it, for sure!

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  5. This is so pretty and elegant. I would BUY this.

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  6. Gail, this is lovely. What a creative way to use veneer edging. It definitely has that MCM look to it. Great tutorial as always.

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  7. This is beautiful, Gail. I would have never thought to use veneer edging for a Christmas decoration.

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  8. Wow! It’s beautiful! I am so excited about Christmas. Every year I used to craft new accessories for Christmas tree decoration and gifts. Last year, I made the Christmas wreath myself and everyone love my creation. But this year, I have to do my dissertation and don’t know how I’ll manage it as I have to do a lot of preparations for Christmas. I am thinking to buy dissertation online so I can fulfill my Christmas plans.

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  9. Gail,
    OMG, I love this star. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/11/thursday-favorite-things-party_01358882.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  10. Una estrella preciosa!!
    Tus explicaciones son perfectas.

    BESOS

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  11. Gail,
    This is really very pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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