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Wood Shim Chrismas Star

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This weekend was spend decorating inside and outside for Christmas.  I did the inside, Hubby did the outside.  And we’re done!  Woohoo!  I needed something for the front door, so in the mist of putting up the tree and decorating the rest of the house, I had an idea for a door ornament/wreath.

I had wood shims left over from who knows what. (Sometimes I wonder why I have some of the things I have!)  I tried for a while to make the “perfect” shaped star, but it kept coming out lop-sided!  Finally it dawned on me that the sides all need to be the same angle.  So after I glued the first two V-shaped pieces together, I stacked the next two shims on top of that “V” to get the exact same shape/angle.  When I had five “V” shapes that were exactly the same, then I glued them all together.  (I hope that made sense.)  Use wood glue.  Hot glue does not hold it together well.

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Shim star

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My first thought was to wrap the tinsel around the star, but I ran out before it was covered.

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Using hot glue, I started outlining the star.

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First row completed

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I went around the star with tinsel two more time to fill it in.

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The finished star

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9 responses »

  1. I think I NEED one of these in my house! Love it.

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  2. This turned out so great!! It looks gorgeous on your door 🙂

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  3. Cute!!!! i am going to make one now, I love it!!!

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