Aaaaaai, Christmas is around the corner. Is it just me or did 2019 go past way too quickly? If it sneaked up on you and you haven’t finished putting up all your festive décor bits then you’re going to love this DIY rustic Scandi inspired star wreath and frame that was made from scratch. Wreaths are not a big thing here in South Africa so finding a frame in any shape or size is nearly impossible. Plus the star is quite large (21″ across) which meant I couldn’t order one online either. Buying one wasn’t an option for us.
So if you have trouble finding a star wreath frame in the right size, I thought I’d share how I made this one and how you can turn it into a Scandi inspired star wreath with faux greenery and homemade ornaments.
It’s a quick and easy way to create a simple and authentic piece of decor, that can be used indoors or outside.
What you need to make the star wreath frame
- Wire cutters
- A thin piece of wood or thick card stock
- Vine craft wire or Jewelry wire (10 gauge)
If you’re using jewelry wire you need some burlap twine too.
What you need to make the finished star wreath
- Faux or real Greenery
- Tape and Scissors
- Burlap Twine
- Ornaments (Optional)
How to make the star wreath frame in any size
You can make the frame in two different ways. You could either draw a 5 point star and use this wire art tutorial to create the frame. Or you can do it the quick and easy way using a skewer or thick cardstock and a tiny bit of maths.
The easy way to calculate out how long the sides of a 5 point star are
Start by figuring out how wide (w) you want your star to be. Ours is quite large, 21 inches across, so w = 21. Divide that by number w by 1,618 to get a new number (in our case 12,97″). Let’s call that new number x. Divide x by 1,618 again to determine how long you need to cut your skewer stick or card stock. In my case, I needed to cut the skewer so it was 8″ long.
How to use a skewer stick or card stock to make a 5 point star
Make a small loop in your wire and place it on the skewer stick.
Wind the wire around the skewer 9 times.
Remove the wire from the skewer or card stock and pull it apart slightly to form a wavy form as shown below.
Pull and join the ends of the wavy shape together to form the 5 point star.
You should end up with something like this.
Sorry, there wasn’t enough space on our craft table to take a photo of the star because it’s is quite big and our craft table has way too much
crap stuff on it, so out on the grass was my only option. Go big or go home right 😉 I hope you can see it okay?
If you’re using vine craft wire to make your star frame you can skip the next step. I couldn’t find any so I wrapped the wire star in burlap twine first before adding the faux greenery.
Making the Scandi inspire star wreath
Now for the fun part, turning the star frame into a wreath. Grab a bunch of faux greenery and tape the stalks together.
Wrap some burlap twine around the stalks to hid the tape and trim to size. Tie the faux greenery on to the top of the star and add a few rustic ornaments.
I used the square ornaments we made last year for our star wreath.
The messages of hope, love, and joy seemed fitting and the stained blocks look lovely nestled in their bed of faux greenery.
You can display the Scandi star wreath on a wall or on a door and they make lovely gifts too.
Where would you hang yours?
If you like the idea of making your own star wreath frame in any size, don’t forget to pin it for later.
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Wishing you a safe and blessed Festive Season and may your days be full of loving, happy moments. Thank you for being part of our journey here at A Crafty Mix and we’ll see you in the new year.