This past summer I purchased two rustic wooden stars at a garage sale. Mostly because I liked them so much but I had no idea what I was going to do with them. So they have sat in my craft room for months just waiting for me to make something with them. Then inspiration struck – with the help of Pinterest of course – I have decided to use the smaller of the two rustic wooden stars as part of my fall mantel display instead of a round wreath. This month for the Monthly Craft DeStash Challenge I have made a rustic wood star fall wreath.
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Rustic Wood Star Fall Wreath
The wood used to make the stars was very rough. I could have sanded them down and painted them but I just liked the rustic quality of the stars just the way there are. I have decided to use the larger wood star as a future Christmas project so for this month’s project I used the smaller of the two rustic wood stars.
The only items I purchased for this project was a sunflower floral stem, a fall leaf floral stem and orange raffia ribbon from the Dollar Tree store. Everything else I had on hand.
In my stash I had some small natural cat tails that I used last year on my fall mantel display in a vase. These cat tails had originally been used at my niece’s Hunting Themed Baby Shower so they have been recycled many times over by now.
So I started the bouquet for the star wreath using some of the cat tails first. Using small gauge floral wire I wrapped three stems of the cat tails together combined with a sunflower floral stem. Then I used a heavier gauge floral wire to wire the mini bouquet to the star.
The last few steps were to cut several lengths of raffia and tie them together in a bow and then attach the raffia to the star with floral wire.
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