Don’t you love DIY projects that come together in a snap? This is one of those – you don’t need any power tools, you don’t need a sewing machine… all you need are your hands and a few simple materials to make this lovely Christmas star decoration.

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

I’ve wanted to make a wooden star to use in my Christmas and winter decor for a while, and I’ve finally done it. What makes this wooden star unique is that I used some detailed trim and upholstery tacks I found at the hardware store to give it a little something extra!

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

The result is s super cute, shabby chic star that can go anywhere from my mantel to my front porch!

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

Here’s how to make one:

Materials:

  • 6 pieces of 3′ long trim
  • black spray paint
  • white chalk finish paint (make your own)
  • upholstery nails
  • hammer
  • sanding block

Directions:

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

Spray your trim pieces with matte black spray paint.

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

Once the spray paint has dried, brush them with a coat of white chalk finish paint.

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

When the chalk paint is dried, sand the pieces lightly to distress them.

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

Arrange the trim pieces in a star shape, and secure them at the end points with an upholstery nail.

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

Then, put nails where the trim pieces intersect in the center too.

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

And that’s all, folks!

How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

Wasn’t that easy?! Now to decide where to put this guy. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably know by now that I don’t think he’ll stay on the mantel!

Happy Christmas crafting!