Interiors

A Simple Christmas: Wooden Window Stars

Hello Christmas fellows, don’t you think it’s time already to decorate for the best holiday of the year? Because I’m already in full Christmas mode, and thanks to these wooden window stars it has been amazingly easy to decorate. Although I’m usually old-fashioned when it comes to Christmas decorations, I wanted to try a new approach this year: The simple and modern Christmas.

Okay okay, I actually fell a bit in love with Scandinavian decorations and was keen to try something different. So off I went at this year’s shopping trip in the Netherlands, and I stocked up on things in black and white. And of course wooden accessories, to give everything a natural vibe. The wooden window stars were a subsequent idea, adding to the simplicity of Scandinavian design. I’m not nearly done yet, but I think my little window installation already emits some Christmas feelings, don’t you think?

Because I reaaaaally need some Christmas feeling, spending my free hours reading for my now second Bachelor thesis. Believe me, I’m more than looking forward to when it’s all over in 12 weeks. But, I will not get my spirits damped by this! Expect some more simple Christmas decorations like the wooden window stars on IG.

Here’s How You Craft the Wooden Window Stars:

You need:

  • 3 wooden staffs (1m long)
  • Wood glue
  • Ribbon
  • Boxcutter (or small saw)
  • Sticky tape
  • Pencil
  1. First things first! Start by measuring the middle of a wooden staff with a pencil. Then with a small saw or a boxcutter (if you’re lazy), cut the staff into two equal pieces. Repeat with the other two staffs.
  2. Now, lay out your star design with five of the wooden staffs, so that the ends overlap. Then carefully apply wood glue to the overlapping ends and secure with sticky tape. Repeat that with all tips of the star and the three areas touching in the middle part. Now let everything dry for at least 2 hours.
  3. Next, carefully remove the sticky tape. Now you only have to knot a ribbon to the top tip of the star and hang it in front of your window!

For your Pinterest board:

These window stars fit perfectly into my new simple Christmas agenda! Although I’m usually rather the festive kind of decoration girl when it comes to Christmas, this toned-down decoration is rather nice. Because I really like the natural feel of it, especially with that wonderful paper star. Which was a little piece of work, but I think it’s worth it, right? Check out my Delicate Paper Bag Stars for another version!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Hena Tayeb
    30th November 2018 at 8:36 pm

    simple yet so lovely

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      30th November 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you dear

  • Reply
    Laura
    5th December 2018 at 9:34 pm

    These are so cute and they look easy enough (even for someone like me)! And I love the Scandinavian vibe!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      6th December 2018 at 11:57 am

      You’re so sweet, thank you! I’m glad you like them

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