Monday, December 5, 2011

Rustic Tree Topper Tutorial

Hi there!! Today I'll be showing you the tutorial on how I made my rustic star tree topper! I shared this last week over at Between U & Me, but I thought I would share it here too in case you missed it.

To begin, I had my husband cut sticks we gathered from our yard 5 inches in length. You will need 10 sticks to make a 5 point star.


Take two sticks and determine the size of your point and secure them together with hot glue. 

Next, use twine to wrap around the point. This hides the glue and helps add to the rustic look we are going for. 
 

Now, glue the points together and wrap with twine. 

Your star should look like this once it is all glued and twined together. Place your star on chicken wire. Trace the shape of your star and cut with wire cutters. 

Once you have cut out your star shape from chicken wire, work your way around and hot glue it in place to the back of your star. Trim any excess wire. 


 Now you have a beautiful, rustic, nature-inspired tree topper that will be the perfect addition to your Christmas tree this year!! :)







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56 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! It is right up my readers alley! I am so glad I found you through Brookes party at "Get Outta' My Head". I am one of her "Monday Party Gals". I know my readers would love this and would love meeting you. I would love for you to share it! Love, Me http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/12/meet-me-monday-14.html

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  2. Wow your star is so lovely! The rustic look has a real warm, homely appeal to it--and your tree looks fantastic!

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  3. Very clever! So much interest using simple materials, I love it. I may have to replace my own twig star with one like yours!

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  4. This is absolutely awesome! I LOVE natural elements and you put it together so smartly with the chicken wire. Makes me want to create one, too!!

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  5. LOVE your cute tree! That start is amazing and what a great idea to put your tree in the tin bin :)

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  6. Beautiful!!
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is beautiful --- I love the look! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings, Becky
    www.fromgentogen.com

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  8. I am in love with this tree! The topper is fabulous! Such a great touch!

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  9. I love this! I would keep it hanging up year round!

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  10. I LUV IT!! I agree with Tonia. I would leave it up all year.

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  11. Your tree star is wonderful! What a great idea! I used burlap on my tree this year, too.

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  12. I am so in love with this! You make it look so easy, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. I love this star! I have to try this soon!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-sixteen.html

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  14. Oh I just LOVE this! I wish I had a "rustic" tree just for this star! Sending your link to a friend I know will flip over this, too!
    Visiting from Eisy Morgan.
    Amanda

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  15. What an easy star topper. This might actually be 2-year-old proof!
    Stopping by from Eisy Morgan

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  16. LOVE! I am so going to make this!

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  17. Your tree is gorgeous! I love the star!

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  18. Holy Cow! I made the same one, but with left over scraps of 1/4 inch dowel spray painted red. And I didn't do the chicken wire, I love that touch. Yours came out great!
    Karah @ thespacebewteenblog

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  19. So adorable! Very rustic and charming. I found you through Eisy Morgan, and I'm your newest follower!


    Kelly

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  20. Love it!!! What a great idea! I am your newest follower! Hope you can visit me sometime.

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  21. Oh Wow! I love your rustic star tree topper... Thank You, Thank You for sharing your tutorial! I know it's something we'll try ...

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  22. this is so creative, very nice star, great idea.

    http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

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  23. Cute star and your tree is gorgeous!

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  24. Love this tree! Everything is just perfect, especially that homemade star!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

    http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love your star! I just put one on my tree this morning and posted it, check it out!

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  26. Sigh! This is so the tree that I want some day when my rowdy boys are grown up and no longer pull all the ornaments off the tree. I love how the rustic star compliments the galvanized bucket. Perfection!

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  27. Wowzer, how cool! I am going to attempt this for our tree topper, love it!!! Very creative!

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  28. Wow, beautifully done! You are one talented lady. Following you. Diane

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  29. I'm traveling by 4's with Liz on Time Travel Thursdays. My link is #74, so I go by 4's and I'm coming from the bottom of the list. What a wonderful star ... and I love that your tree is in a bucket! Is it a cut, live or artificial tree? That bucket would certainly give the fresh cuts a good drink. Beautiful tree! I may try making the star. . . very neat. Thanks, Jenn

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  30. That is a great idea! I love the rustic, country look.

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  31. Very nice! I'm going to have to bookmark this one to make for my kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  32. Galvanized and rustic--still beautifully romantic--I love it!

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  33. I love it, so organic! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  34. I am absolutely in love with this and instructing the kids to bring me sticks from tehir trip to the park tomorrow:)

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  35. Your star came out great, I love the rustic look! Laura

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  36. You're such a smarty pants! I'm so jealous that I didn't do this first! :)

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  37. Soooo cute and so easy! Thanks for an awesome tutorial!!

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  38. I love your star. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  39. Love this!!! I've been working a lot with chicken wire and this project ROCKS!

    The star is so beautiful on your Christmas tree.

    Dee

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  40. What a great idea! Your tree is very pretty and the star is a perfect tree topper.

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  41. I love the star! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Love it! Thanks for linking up! ~Jen

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  43. You rocks as always! Love it! Thanks for linking up and sharing:>

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  44. This is such a great tree topper! I absolutely love it. I would love to have you share this project at my Shabby Shares link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=3603

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  45. Love your homemade tree topper and love your galvanized tub. I used one this year also for my tree stand.

    Nice visiting with you.

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  46. I very much like your tree and topper! Wonderful job! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  47. I made it today!!! and I LOVE it ♥ I am going to share it on my blog and link back to your wonderful tutorial. Thanks so much!

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  48. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday! hope to see you again this week!

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  49. What a cute tree topper and great tutorial. Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

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  50. I featured these today! Arrggg, I've made 2 already. Would a third be overkill? ♥

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  51. Great ideas! I'm following you now for more :) http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

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  52. Hello. Have you already decided for your Christmas tree topper this year? Hehehe. I am also scouting for something new, unique and really attractive so my guests would be impressive. Keep sharing and bookmarked this helpful page. :D Merry Christmas in advance

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