$1 Wooden Star
Craft ideas for Memorial Day and 4th of July
These DIY $1 wooden star crafts or wall art for Memorial Day and 4th of July are so inexpensive to make. Yes, the large wooden star cost less than $1 and it didn’t come from the dollar store.I saw something like this at an antique show for $15, and the only difference was that they used “antique” wood. Since I didn’t have any “antique” wood, I thought of a way to make the wooden star craft using something everyone can find!
What an easy, fast decoration to make for Memorial Day & July 4th!
I went to my local lumber store and found lathe! Perfect!
I happened to find a bin with seconds and it had several wooden lathe pieces that were only 29 cents each! They were just right! With further digging, I found some broken ones for only 15 cents each! So, I went out of there with enough pieces for two large wooden stars and one smaller star – all for around $2.00! That makes each wooden star less than $1. If you need to buy paint, that would be extra, but I had some leftover spray paint that I used. See, it really is a $1 wooden star!
Another option is to use yardsticks, but I had only one!
Directions for making a $1 wooden star:
1. Cut 5 pieces all the same length. (I used 24 inches for the large wooden star)
2. Lay wood pieces out one at a time just the way you would draw a 5 point star.
(You know, the ones teachers draw on kids’ papers.)
Adjust so that they look the way you want.
3. Hot glue or staple each point in place. (I used hot glue)
4. $1 wooden star – finished! (except for paint). That was fast, right? If staining, I recommend applying it before putting it together.
Make the $1 wooden stars different sizes and different colors (red, white & blue or stain)
If using this for a kid craft, put together the stars ahead of time and let kids decorate them in red, white and blue paint, markers, patriotic star stickers, glitter, sequins, etc.
Using smaller pre-colored craft sticks in the same way, the stars look like this…..
Another option for a $1 Wooden Star
The colored sticks came from a package of Super Jumbo Sticks approx 5 inches long (30/pkg). The package cost $2.99. It was more than the lathe!
Kid friendly idea:
Kids have fun decorating these with glitter, beads, stickers, etc.! Hang in a window, from a chandelier, or use in a mobile for the 4th of July!
I made the red wooden star crafts above from a package of pre-colored 5 1/2 inch slim sticks.
(125 pieces / various colors @ $2.99)
So many of the pre-colored sticks are colors other than red, white, and blue. You have very few pieces of the patriotic colors. If you’re looking to save money, it is cheaper to buy the plain wood sticks and paint them yourself.
All of these ideas are so inexpensive! Visit your local craft store or the next time you visit the lumber store, check out the lathe and make a $1 wooden star for yourself! Proudly display it on Memorial Day and 4th of July! Add a star to your patriotic arrangements.
Add a wooden star to your decor.
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