My favourite kind of crafts has two key elements. One, they are free or almost free as they use stuff you already have or involve recycling. Secondly, they are sweet and simple. Well, I can safely say that these gorgeous rustic stars tick both these boxes.
I tend to associate stars with Christmas and these rustic stars would make a lovely addition to my Christmas decorations.
However, as they are not in the traditional colours you think of with Christmas decorations they wouldn’t look out of place other times of the year.
You can simply hang them on the walls, the mantle, or even make a big one to have as a wreath on the door.
The rustic denim and burlap look of these stars means that they would go great with the farmhouse, industrial or neutral decor. I think upcycled denim can easily be repurposed into some cool wall hangings such as with my denim feather wall decor.
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What You Need to Make Upcycled Denim Rustic Stars
- Galvanized steel wire about the same thickness as wire coat hangers.
- Wire cutters/pliers
- Mod Podge
- Nails, hammer, and a large piece of scrap wood
- Printed five-pointed star template – Just do a google search and print one to the size you would like your rustic stars to be
- Denim scraps from old jeans.
- Burlap scraps
How To Make The Stars
1.. First, make a wireframe for the stars. To do this, simply place the five-star template on top of a scrap piece of wood, (I used an old cabinet door).
Then hammer in a nail at every point and indentation of the star (10 nails).
2. Next, wrap the galvanized wire around each nail to form a star shape. Secure the wire with a twist at the end, using the pliers and cut off the end.
3. Next cut the denim scraps and burlap into long strips. The strips can be as long as you can make them but they need to be about 2cm (nearly an 1″).
The legs of old jeans work well for getting long strips of denim. You can make the stars in just one shade of indigo by using the denim from the same pair of jeans. For a striped look use the denim from jeans in different shades of indigo.
You can cut or tear the jeans into strips, don’t worry about frayed edges they just add to the overall look.
4. Next, simply wrap the strips of fabric around the wireframe securing with Mod Podge as you go.
How many layers of fabric you use depends on how thick you would like your stars. I used 2 layers of fabric for my rustic stars.
When you have finished wrapping the fabric hold the final strip in place with a pin whilst the glue dry’s.
I love the combination of the burlap and denim with these star decorations. I think they look great hanging up together from a branch. For a more festive look you could use scrap fabric in more traditional Christmas colours.
The upcycled star decorations can easily be made in any size you like. All you need to do is use a different star template in the size that you want. I’ve also made an upcycled denim heart wreath in a similar way to these stars.
If you like these denim stars then you should check out these patchwork quilted star decorations.
For more colourful stars you can use more colourful fabric scraps.
One of my favourite things is to decorate my home at Christmas with upcycled ornaments. Along with these rustic stars I have made lots of other upcycled denim Christmas decorations that you might want to check some of them out.
For more star-themed crafts visit allfreeholidaycrafts.com.