I don't know if you have noticed a trend or not,
but I am ready for summer to be here and it seems as though I am trying to will it's way here with a myriad of beach wood and driftwood crafts and home decor.
You can see my driftwood star and twine tutorial here
and my twine beach sign here.
Today I want to share with you another driftwood star tutorial.
Way back in November, my parents came to stay with my kids while my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary in Puerto Vallarta.
After their stay here with my kids, they needed a vacation of their own and they went to stay at Seabrook.
My family decided to take a day trip to visit them and while we were there I collected the sticks that I used for this driftwood star.
Why yes, that was four months ago.
That is how I roll.
Today I want to show you how I made this driftwood star
and it didn't cost me a dime!
I found a star to use as a template and used it on an old box I received in the mail.
You can also do a google search to find a star shape.
I simply traced this one with a pencil.
I cut out my traced star and got my sticks together.
I started by laying them out on the template before I ever touched a glue gun to secure them.
It's like a puzzle.
You will want to move the sticks around until you find the best fit.
Once you do, I used a glue gun to secure my sticks in place.
I started with the outside and worked my way in.
Once you get the outside lined with sticks,
start moving to the inside.
Again, lay your sticks down like a puzzle finding the best fit for each piece before gluing them down.
Continue to work to the inside.
I tried to keep the pattern with the star tips coming to a point so that the star outline would still be visible.
This is the final product.
I really love how it turned out.
It's rustic and was free, but it still holds meaning since I collected the pieces from a family beach trip.