You do not need to be Christmas to decorate your home with this giant luminous star. In fact, it is an ornament that you can reuse during the rest of the year to place it in a prominent place in your living room or in a children’s bedroom, for example. But if you want to use it to decorate these festivities, I suggest that you get on with the work and the premieres as soon as possible. You’ll see how beautiful it is in your Christmas celebrations! I tell you two ways to create different stars, different from each other, but equally beautiful. Do you dare to do them?
The materials you will need
The first craft I tell you I’ve seen on the blog A Pair and a Spare and from there we have it in less than an hour can be made. The materials you need for this are …
- A garland of lights.
- A glue gun.
How to make your star luminous, step by step
The first things you have to do is cut the plywood into five equal strips, and superimpose them into a star. With the glue gun, glue the wood to each point where one strip contacts the other, and let it dry thoroughly to see if it holds the structure. Then it’s the turn to put the lights on. Do it using thumbtacks, making sure you’re pressing the cable under the head of them, but taking care not to cross it.
How to place lights
Orients the lights to the outside of the star so that when turn on will all become visible. You can roll up the cable to place the pins in the middle and hold it tightly, as we can see in this image.
Another DIY to make a light star
Did you like this manual? How easy is it? Well, I’m going to tell you another one so that you can make a different star. In this case the idea is of the blog Decorate your soul and to make it you will need:
- A wooden board Pine 800 x 200 x 18 mm
- LED lights.
- Paint chalk paint and wax.
- 5 rods of 15 centimeters.
- 10 nuts and 10 washers.
- A sandpaper.
- Keyhole saw.
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The craft, step by step
As you see this already seems to have something more complex, but it is not difficult. Let’s start! The first thing you have to do is draw two stars on the wooden board. Cut them and leave the edges perfect with the sandpaper.
Now, make five holes to put in them the rods, which serve to unite the two stars that you have cut in the panel. So that the stars do not see the rods, try not to pierce the holes in the face that is visible.
Then make a mark on those points where you’ll place the lights and make the corresponding hole. Before placing, if you want to give a personal touch, you can paint the wood with chalk paint and finish with a layer of wax to make it more secure. By choosing the color you want for your star you can combine it with the rest of the decoration of your house.
The mounting of the star
It only remains to place the lights in the holes you have done, and join the two stars with the rods, nuts and washers. And, as I said at the beginning, you will have a star that will look great in your Christmas decoration but you can also use it for the rest of the year, since you can put it in any special corner to decorate the room and fill it with light.