Now that Thanksgiving has past, my daughters and I have been decorating our house for Christmas! One thing that we like to do is make our own holiday decorations. My family has a newly decorated living room, so I thought it would be fun to craft decorations for one wall in our living room that was looking bare. The wall is one of the first things guests see when they visit our house, so I wanted to pretty it up! Last summer I made a pretty scrapbook paper gallery wall for the living room, so I thought it would be fun to make a yarn-wrapped star gallery wall for the opposite wall. My stars were inspired by yarn star ornaments that I saw on Pinterest. But instead of making small stars for Christmas tree ornaments, I decided to craft larger stars for my Christmas gallery wall!
- Star shapes (I purchased my wood stars at a craft store for about $1.50 each. But if you like, you could cut out stars from cardboard and use cardboard stars as the base for your stars.)
- Yarn in various colors
- Glue gun
- Heat up your glue gun.
- Once the glue gun has warmed up, apply a drop of glue to either side of the top point of your cardboard star to secure a 7-8” loop of yarn. (You’ll use this loop of yarn to hang your star.)
- Use a drop of glue to secure another piece of yarn to the star. (This piece of yarn I didn’t cut from my skein of yarn until I was done wrapping the star.)
- Begin wrapping! I kept my wraps fairly tight, so the star would look neat.
- Wrap until the star is the size and bulk that you like. You can keep with the same color of yarn, or alternate colors for a colorful look.
Use glue on the tips of your star to make sure that your yarn doesn’t unravel.
Once your stars are completely covered in yarn, you can hang your stars! I used Command .Mini Hooks to hang my stars. I love the Command Clear Mini Hooks — they are barely visible on my wall, and I can easily take them down should I tire of my yarn stars. But I am sure the stars will be hanging in my living room for a while! The stars are great for Christmas, but they could stay up for everyday decor, as well.
My kids and I are loving our yarn stars, and are enjoying the splash of color that they add to our walls!
Here is another project that Lauren has done recently. Head over to her blog to check out all the details.