Beach wood star tutorial

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.

I'm thinking another beach trip is in order.
I'm running out of driftwood that I have collected.
Do you have any other ideas for things I could make with driftwood?
I may have one of two more ideas up my sleeve.
Stay tuned!

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