16 December 2013

The Finishing Touch



I mentioned here that I had a DIY planned for our tree this year. I made these, but the finishing touch for the tree that I wanted to make was the star! Yesterday was stormy and snowy and I finally had the chance to work away at it. It actually came together pretty quick and I'm really happy with the finished product! 

I've been wanting a new star for the tree for the past couple of years but haven't really seen anything that I liked enough to spend money on. However, last year I noticed this one from West Elm and loved it. I thought about ordering it but then I thought maybe I could make it and then nothing ever became of that. So this was the year I thought I'd give it a try at making my own star. It didn't cost me a thing as I had all of the supplies on hand and Seth collected the branches from outdoors for me. 


The whole process was quite easy. I simply cut the branches down to the size I wanted. Once I had the pieces cut, I laid them out in the shape I was hoping for. Next I used gold foil {aka gold leafing} to embellish the branches. Once the pieces were dry I laid them out in the shape of the star and then began hot gluing them together. The middle of the star was pretty much a ball of hot glue and didn't look very pretty, so next I wrapped twine around the middle until it was completely covered. I love that it looks like I tied the branches together.


And that's it! 
I just sort of set it on the top of the tree - no attachment or tying necessary. 



It really completes our rustic woodland tree and I love how it turned out!
I'll be back tomorrow to share the whole tree & touches of Christmas around our apartment!


5 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE mp

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  2. Pretty! I've been meaning to make ornaments like this with my daughter for our Jesus birthday party coming up soon. Thank you for showing me how you put it together.

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    1. Thant sounds so cute! Have fun making them :)

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  3. Simple and natural. Just my kind of project.
    Love it!

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