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DIY Lighted Star Christmas Craft
I know, I know it’s just the beginning of November and it’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving. I completely agree with you but this is a time sensitive project and you’re going to want to make it.
Today I was at Target, you know how it is, you walk in and the dollar spot is there and you HAVE to look. Today the dollar spot was restocked and included in the bins were these darling star signs and these gold and white bottle brush trees (they also had silver but I just bought white and gold). All of these items were just $3 each!
As soon as I saw this star I knew it needed to be lit up. I rushed home and immediately got to work.
To make your own DIY Lighted Star Christmas Craft you’re going to need the following:
(mine is from the Target dollar spot and directions will be specifically for this star)
Drill with 7/32 drill bit
(I used Heidi Swapp Marquee Letter lights)
Step 1. Measure for light spacing.
Step 2. Drill Holes.
Step 3. Insert lights (taping to hold in place as needed).
Step 4. Turn on and enjoy.
I was completely and happily surprised at how quick and easy this project was, and I had to figure out how many lights I wanted and what size drill bit to use. If you’re doing the same project as me you can have this project done in 10 minutes or less, it’s so simple.
To start this project you’re going to need to mark where you want to drill your holes. As I was starting this project I thought I was going to want a light at each point and corner and then 3 in between them (which is shown in my marks here). Once I found the size drill bit I needed (7/32 for the Heidi Swapp light strand, that may be different if you’re using a different brand of light) I decided I only wanted one in the middle. While you can measure (from point to corner this star is 2.75″) and find the middle I found the easiest way to mark my light spots over and over was to, on a paper, mark the distance from point to corner and then fold in half. This way you can just lay that piece out on each different star side and just mark where the fold is (measure once mark over and over).
Next step is drilling the holes. Because of the type of wood this star is drilling the holes was very smooth and easy. If you’re not using the same lights as I am I would suggest starting with a smaller drill bit and slowly work your way up measuring your light against the hole as you keep trying bigger sizes so you don’t end up with a hole too big.
The last real step is to put the lights in the holes. I used a battery operated light so I wouldn’t have to worry about cords. I put my lights in the holes, taped the cords to the back of the sign to help hold things in place as needed and then the happy moment…I turned the lights on!
While the star was cute before I definitely love how it looks with the lights. I was thinking (and now dreaming of) how perfect this DIY Lighted Star would look at the top of a rustic Christmas tree. I’m picturing buffalo plaid, pine cones, wooden ornaments…it would be so dreamy!
So now you know why I had to post this project today, I wanted to make sure you have time to run to Target and grab one of these stars and make this cute project. If I waited there might be no stars left!! I’ve already told Nate that we’re going to have to make this project about 10 times bigger to go on the front of the house. I cannot wait!!!!
(’tis the season)