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Easy How To Make Rustic Stars -For Unique Decor

My favourite kind of craft 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 at other times of the year.
You can hang them on the walls or the mantle or make a big one as a wreath on the door.

making upcycled denim rustic stars

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What You Need to Make Upcycled Denim Rustic Stars

What you need to make rustic stars

How To Make The Stars

Step 1: First, make a wireframe for the stars. To do this, 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).

Nailing star template.

Nailing star template.

Step 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.

making a wire star frame

Step 3: Cut the denim scraps and burlap them into long strips. The strips can be as long as you can, but they need to be about 2cm (nearly 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 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 add to the overall look.

strips of denim and burlap for making rustic stars

Step 4: Next, wrap the fabric strips around the wireframe, securing them with Mod Podge as you go.

How many layers of fabric you use depends on how thick you would like your stars. I used two layers of material for my rustic stars.

When you have finished wrapping the fabric, hold the final strip in place with a pin whilst the glue dries.

Wrapping fabric strips around the wire frame to make denim stars
Denim rustic star ornament made from recycled jeans.  Full tutorial for this gorgeous recycled craft.  Click to see the burlap rustic star version too!
DIY burlap rustic stars, for a fabulous home decoration, fall ornament or Christmas decoration

Displaying The Stars

I love the combination of 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.

Make rustic stars to decorate your home. They can be made from recycled jeans or burlap on a simple wireframe. A great upcycled Christmas decoration.

 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 your desired size. 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.

Upcycled denim star decorations

One of my favourite things is decorating my Christmas home with upcycled ornaments. Along with these rustic stars, I have made lots of other upcycled denim Christmas decorations that you might want to check of them out.

Sweater Upcycled Christmas Ornaments
Upcycled Sweater Felt Ornaments
Upcycled Christmas Shuttlecock Angels

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