Back in the summer I found two rustic wood stars at a local yard sale. The smaller one I used to create a fall themed wreath for my mantel. The larger one I have saved for my Christmas decor for a simple and rustic Christmas star wreath.
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I could have added some fabulous greenery and ornaments to this rough wooden star, but in the end I decided to keep it as a rustic and simple Christmas star wreath.
I really like these rustic wood stars I bought last summer at a garage sale and really wish I had purchased a few more from the guy. Since it wasn’t a craft vendor event I just have to hope that his family sets up another yard sale event at the local masonic lodge parking lot again this upcoming summer. I would love to have a couple more of these rustic stars for projects.
At first I had considered doing a more elaborate decorated star wreath for Christmas this year. It would have been pretty. Instead, I was more drawn to the simple rustic quality of this wood star and just added a large bow that says “Merry Christmas” on it in gold lettering.
Simple and Rustic Wooden Christmas Star
To make this bow, and several others in my Christmas decor this year, I recently purchased a fabulous bow maker on Amazon that I must tell you about. It is called the Deluxe E-Z BowMaker.
I actually know how to make bows by hand, but my skill set is limited to just the basic wreath bow. And if you have ever tried to make a larger bow by hand, you know it can be tricky and cause finger cramps. Never mind the fact that the loops don’t always seem to match on each side.
The Deluxe E-Z BowMaker comes with a small instruction booklet and is so easy to use. I completed the large double bow on top of my green Christmas tree this year with it and also made a bow for the old window panes on the mantel.
So back to my simple and rustic Christmas star wreath. I started with the large bow and liked the honest rustic simplicity of the wooden star so much I decided to just keep it the way it was. Just a pretty bow and a star to represent Christmas.
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” – Matthew 2:10
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
This star is beautiful! I love the simple pieces of wood and that gorgeous bow on it! You really could have this in the home year round without the bow!
Thanks Carrie. That is a good idea. I could just change out the bow for each season.