I absolutely love decorating for the holidays – just about every holiday really. I try to go all out for Christmas because it’s my favorite holiday, and I love all the lights and festivity. I make plenty of purchases for my indoor and outdoor decorating, but I always try to add a little of my own DIY Christmas decor. This year, Keith and I teamed up to make a super easy, yet gorgeous reclaimed wood and ribbon star. I’m in love!
I chose a red ribbon for my star because I think it looks very Christmasy, but you could use any ribbon and have this piece be a wall hanging year round. In fact, I may even swap the ribbon out seasonally – it’s really that easy. A fun patriotic ribbon for the summer is in order, I think.
You can tailor the size of this wood and ribbon star to fit your space. I have a pretty large empty wall from our recent move, that needed filling, so I went pretty big on my wood planks.
Just as an FYI, you can find these beauties on Etsy, but they truly are easy to make, and quite inexpensive.
Items You Need:
- 6 ft 1×12 reclaimed wood
- 68″ 1×2 pine or other scrap wood
- 1 1/4″ drywall screws
- (5) 2 1/2″ nails
- 159″ red wire ribbon
1. Cut reclaimed wood into three 24″ pieces and cut 1×2 into two 34″ pieces.
2. Line up the three reclaimed wood pieces, flush on the ends, and turn over so the backside is facing up. Attach the 1×2 pieces onto the backside of reclaimed wood, about 2 inches in from the edges. Secure with drywall screws – 6 screws per 1×2, evenly spaced.
3. Turn wood over and hammer the nails in where you want your star points to be. Only pound in about 1/2″ deep.
4. Leaving out about 18″ of ribbon as a tail, wrap the ribbon around the top nail/star point. Bring down to the bottom right nail and wrap around the nail once and bring up to the top left nail. Wrap around and swing over to the top right nail. Wrap and bring down to the bottom left. Wrap again and bring ribbon back up to the top center nail. Wrap ribbon around the final nail and tie into a bow with the remaining tail.
5. Add wall hanging brackets or wire, to hang on the wall. You’re all done!
Beyond The Picket Fence also has a version of this wall hanging.