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Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Star Of Sticks

Nature offers many gifts of beauty.  Fallen birch branches are one.  I LOVE  that they can be used for wonderful, unique projects, and are often "free for the taking!"  With a little wire, a cutter, and a few birch sticks, I created a hanging star for my door.

This is what I did:
  1. I made a paper template of a star.  Mine measures 14" x 14".
  2. I cut birch branches to fit within my template.
  3. I wired them together with 9 gauge wire.  You can also tie them with fish line.
  4. I attached a wire hanger.
I've seen a similar craft of painted sticks in a heart shape but I preferred to keep mine natural.  Older kids who are able to twist and/or tie will have fun creating shapes of their own!

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