Monday, November 26, 2012

✯ A Rustic Star

A few weeks ago, a wind storm blew a branch from my neighbour's maple tree into my yard. I figured I'd cut it into pieces so that it could be taken away with any remaining garden waste and turned into compost.

Then I had another idea.

It was time to try a craft!

I had spotted a star made from fallen twigs in a post by The Swenglish Home. (Scroll to "Lollipop Love".)

 Mine is decidedly more rustic-looking. 

To give a sense of scale, each of the 5 branch pieces is roughly 46 cm (18 inches). 
 Some trimming of the garden twine is needed to neaten things up a bit. 

Nevertheless, a star was born.

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I'm linking to Rose Chintz Cottage for "HOME".


  1. Karen, YOU a star at making rustic stars. Love it. Happy Christmas, Olive

  2. How pretty. You have me on the hunt for some branches outdoors!

  3. I love your blog. How did you get those beautiful menu buttons? I also have blogger and thought I was stuck with the ones I have. Thanks for any help you can give. Linda. Also following.

  4. What a lovely idea Karen!Your star looks so beautiful!!You are so clever!Wishing you a lovely week!

  5. You are truly creative! This is just beautiful!


  6. What a neat idea, Karen! The star looks beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Wonderful idea that can be used inside or out.

  8. Cute! I bought one at the market once made of dogwood twigs but it got so dried out that they kept slipping out. I finally tossed it. They would be fun to make.

  9. Karen, your star turned out really well and is a great rustic piece for home decor - all year 'round too.

  10. I love it! I have one pinned on Pinterest and hope to make one or more this year, too. It would look great out on the patio in the summertime, too. Rustic is so much fun.

  11. Just gorgeous, you are so talented, I am not creative at all. I am following you from Sicily.

  12. It looks fantastic Karen.

    Well done to you.

    Hope your weather is ok.

    You have won the giveaway so will you email me your details
    I will post about it on Green Day - Friday. xxx

  13. Karen, Thank you so much for your kind words and joining me over at Living Life. You did an amazing job making the star. I will never look at my tree limbs, strewn around my yard, the same again. I look forward to browsing your lovely blog and catching up. Bonnie

  14. Good Afternoon Karen, How creative, to make something so lovely out of twigs you found in your garden. It is perfectly placed next to the Christmas in the air?
    Have a lovely day, Best Wishes Daphne

  15. Hi Karen, I am getting back to you regarding your gardening question of how one keeps up with weeding, etc. Oh my! It's tough! Well, for one thing I am retired so that helps...however, there are days when I spend 4-6 hours per day doing garden tasks. Some of those days, I wish my garden were smaller as it can be overwhelming! On the other hand, now it's cold and I'm getting bored with no gardening to do! lol
    Thanks for your sweet comments and Merry Christmas!

  16. Great idea for broken branches, Karen! I have a cousin who did basically the same thing only she made a Star of David out of hers and added white lights. Very rustic and pretty too. Thanks for sharing your star at my HOME and enjoy your day.


  17. What a pretty, rustic star! I love what you've done. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi there! Thank you for visiting and leaving a sweet comment - I do appreciate it :) I love your star! It looks fantastic. I hope you have a wonderful day!


  19. That is a great idea, I love what you have done with it, have a great fondness for stars anyway...

    But it's so cute.


  20. Hi Karen,
    How creative! What a wonderful rustic star. Thank you for dropping in the other day!
    I hope you have a great decorating day!
    All the Best,

  21. Karen,
    I like your star. Awesome!

    Nice happy blog.

  22. I love your pretty rustic star, Karen! I love this kind of decoration so much! Enjoy your festive preparations and have a wonderful weekend!
    Helen x

  23. Well done! You'll have dozens copying that star!



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