Here’s a simple budget friendly craft just in time for the upcoming patriotic holidays. This came together better than I even expected it too.
Here’s a list of all the supplies I used:
- (2) 10 pack of Paint stir sticks from Lowes for $0.99
- Red, white and blue Apple Barrell paints from Walmart
- Hot Glun Gun
- Sanding block or Sandpaper
- Antiquing glaze/wax (Waverly brand from Walmart)
- Wooden Window Frame or Grapevine Wreath
I started by laying out 15 paint sticks across some newspaper that I lined my table with. You will need 5 paint sticks per star. I then started painting my paint sticks 5 red, 5 blue, and 5 white.
-Allow your Paint sticks to dry completley before you begin sanding and distressing. —
Once Dry, Use your Sanding Sponge or sandpaper to distress the edges.
Now you can add your Antiquing glaze/wax to the edges of your paint sticks.
I found that when I spritzed my paint sticks with water before adding the antiquing glaze/wax, I got the finish I was looking for (you can also just use a damp rag)
Next, start arranging your sticks to form stars, remember 5 sticks per star. Use your hot glue gun next to finalize your stars. Add Raffia, Ribbon or Twine to dress up your stars.
Get creative, include the kids, let them paint the paint sticks, and of course share pictures of your stars with us, we love seeing what you all create.
Here’s a video tutorial of how I created my stars and added them to my wooden frame: