I feel daft even sharing this post because it’s so ridiculously easy to do! But, as you can see from my Living Room Tour, and Desk Tour, I’m a huge fan of copper, which is a good job as it is seems to be very ‘in’ at the moment. I’m so on-trend.
Anyway, we’re putting up our Christmas tree on Sunday this weekend, and I started to realise that our existing decorations may clash a little with the room. I had a lot of traditional colours last year, such as bold greens and reds, and while a little of that will be fine, I wanted to help the tree feel like it was more part of our room, so I went on a hunt for a few new decorations, which you can see in my Christmas Haul. I also decided to make some really simple ones of my own too!
So to make these wooden and copper stars you’ll need:
- Wooden Stars – I bought these from eBay, already drilled with a hole.
- Copper Spray Paint – I used this one from Rustoleum.
- Baker’s Twine.
All you need to do is lay the stars out on an old magazine, or newspaper, preferably outside if you can, as the fumes aren’t great for you, and spray them. I only needed a coat either side, ensuring the edges were done too, and they dried extremely quickly, even in this cold weather.
Once dry, I simply cut equal lengths of baker’s twine (you could use what ever rope, string or ribbon you like) and thread them through, tying in a knot at the top. Then you just need to hang them up!
The lovely thing about these is that you could do them with the little ones too. You can pick whatever colour you like, and maybe even try chalk paint so you can add the family’s names and ages every year? The choice is yours! The eBay seller is one of my favourites – he cuts lots of different shapes so you aren’t limited to stars!
As I mentioned, I’ll be popping up our Christmas decorations on Sunday at the weekend. Let me know if you’d like a post, or a video, on how everything looks!