I take that back. I did, but you sure can’t tell it now!
Is anyone else like that? Please tell me there is at least one other person like that!
I still have much to do so, I will make this quick.
How to Make a Star Garland
- Some straight sticks. (Mine were sucker off the bottom of my Crape Myrtles, but any will do)
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Jute twine or string
Putting It All Together
Using a very precise measuring instrument, cut your sticks into pieces.
Lay the star out and play around with the sticks to get them like they need to be.
I played for a while with mine and forgot to take pictures.
I have to tell you where I got the inspiration from. Donna at Funky Junk Interiors. You have got to see her Twig Garland.
For extra holding power, I tied little pieces of Jute twine at each point.
I could have sworn I got a picture of the twine. In it I was showing you that the twine can be divided into 3 smaller strings. I did that because I felt the twine was too thick as is. I know I took that picture. I took it three times ’cause it wouldn’t focus! No idea what happened to it!
Anyhoot! Moving on!
This step came about after I had hung the garland. Up until this point, we hadn’t had a fire in the wood stove. Let’s just say that hot glue doesn’t hold up very well with the heat of a wood stove blowing on it.
The glue melted and two of the stars fell apart. To fix that I took it down and twisted a small piece of wire where the twine went, then covered it with twine. I also put some twine in the middle of the star for extra support. This step isn’t necessary if you don’t have a wood stove.
Now that we have taken care of that, let’s finish this thing!
Make several stars using the steps above.
Using my very precise measuring instrument again, I measured the distance between the stars and tied two stars together with twine.
Hang up and enjoy!
Hopefully, I can give you a Christmas tour of my home in the next day or two.
Until then, Jayne
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