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Weathered Yardstick Stars

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Merry Christmas Y'all! It has been hustle and bustle around here. 
I am finished with all of my decorating! Woo hoo! After the ideas shared today, I just may find myself crafting a bit! 
 

Welcome to another addition of  Celebrations of Home: The December Edition

 

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Today there is a little something for everyone!

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The Everyday Home, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Refresh Restyle, Worthing Court, Town & Country Living, Atta Girl Says and At the Picket Fence.

I created a very simple DIY with a big look……Weathered Yardstick Stars

 

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This is such a simple DIY by using yardsticks and not having to cut wood pieces!

 

Supplies for Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

You will need the following supplies to make 1 star: (contains affiliate links)

  • 5 yardsticks
  • wood glue
  • clamps
  • paper towels
  • white spray paint
  • gray spray paint
  • black or brown spray paint
  • strand of 100 clear string lights
  • hanger if desired 

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

The cat is optional for the project. You will use wood glue to connect the yardsticks like pictured above. Wipe up any excess glue with a paper towel. I clamped each joining overnight. It is really strong!

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

This is the easy part. Spray both sides of the star with black or brown spray paint….or the combination of both. I used both because it was what I had on hand. Let each side dry before flipping. 

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

Then ever so lightly, go back with sprays here and there with white and gray for this weathered look.

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Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

Wrap the stars once dry with a strand of white wired clear lights. I used strands of 100 bulbs. 

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

I had planned to hang these, and I still might….but for now I like them placed against these shutters on the front porch.  They look beautiful at night!

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

I think I need to make more to hang from the 2 tress in the front yard.

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

If I hang from the trees or porch ceiling, I'll suspend them with fishing line.

 

Simple DIY / Weathered yardstick stars by www.oursouthernhomesc.com

 

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Porch Tour

Jingle Bell Wreath

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  1. These would be much cheaper to make if you did it the way it was done 30 years ago, the first time I saw ( and made ) these. Buy a bundle of lath strips at the lumber yard. (Lath is pronounced like bath with a l …Incase you want to make sure the guy at the lumber yard understands what you need. They are sold in a bundle, I don’t remember if you get 36 or 48 strips and current price is about $8. Already the perfect length, no cutting. And most of the time they already look weathered based on the type of wood they use to make them. Lath strips are what the old timers used to hold the plastic on when covering windows in the winter…poor mans storm windows.

    1. I’m hanging on existing fern hooks. You could use small cup hooks. I think Command makes outdoor hanging hardware. There are also clips for brick.

  2. Hi Christy! I was born and raised near Charleston,SC but have lived in Pacific Palisades, CA for a million years now! I’ve made giant lighted stars that I’ve hung way up in my trees, but I made them with shooting star “tails” so that I could plug them into many hidden extension cords. How would you manage your plugs if you hung your stars from fishing line? You were smart to use wood glue……I put mine together with small brad nails which is much more time consuming! 🙂

  3. Hi Christy! I was born and raised near Charleston,SC but have lived in Pacific Palisades, CA for a million years now! I’ve made giant lighted stars that I’ve hung way up in my trees, but I made them with shooting star “tails” so that I could plug them into many hidden extension cords. How would you manage your plugs if you hung your stars from fishing line? You were smart to use wood glue……I put mine together with small brad nails which is much more time consuming! 🙂

    1. I ended up hanging mine from fern hooks on my porch. The cord went above at the top of the porch and around so the cord was hidden. I love your idea of making them trail!

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