Create this simple and minimalistic Christmas star

A Christmas star is wrapped with a twine and is placed as a decoration beside a candle on a wooden table.
This minimalist Christmas star is the perfect decoration this Christmas

  • Difficulty
  • Cost
    2-6 £
  • Duration
    1-3 h


Need some new Christmas decorations? No problem. Create our minimalist Christmas star made of coarse twine and wood, just follow our simple step by step guide.

You need
  • measuring tape
  • safety glasses
  • screw clamps
  • pencil
  • wooden board 100x 2cm
  • coarse twine
  • alternative for glue gun: wood glue
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 5

Mark the dimensions on the wooden strip

Using a measuring tape, a pencil is marked 10 cm each on the wooden strip
Use a measuring tape to divide the wooden strip into even section

You need: measuring tape, pencil, wooden board

In order to create your homemade Christmas star to decorate your living room, you need the correct dimensions. To do this take a measuring tape and measure distances of 10cm each on the wooden strips. Then mark the points with a pencil.

Step 2 5

Cut the wooden strip

With a NanoBlade saw EasyCut 12 the wooden strip is cut
At the marked points cut the wooden strip

You need: NanoBlade saw, screw clamps, safety glasses

Now time to saw the wooden strips to size. First, use screw clamps to secure the wooden strips in place so that it doesn’t slip during sawing. For protection from sawdust, wear protective goggles. Make sure you saw the wooden strip at your marked points, so that in total you should have ten short pieces.

Step 3 5

Sand the pieces of wood

The pieces of the wood are sanded with a multi-sander
Time to sand the pieces of wood

You need: Multi-sander, Sanding sheet for multi-sander G120, screw clamps

Now sand down the wood for a smooth finish. The easiest way to do this is with a multi sander and an abrasive paper with a grain size 120. Make sure to secure the wooden pieces with screw clamps before sanding. Once you finish sanding, remove the excess dust with a hand held vacuum or a hand brush.

Step 4 5

Turn the wood pieces into a star

On a piece of wood glue is applied from a hot glue gun.
Now to stick the pieces of wood together in a star shape

You need: Cordless glue gun, Plastic glue sticks, alternative to glue guns: wood glue

To create the star shape, stick the pieces of wood together at the end of another piece and so on till you create a star. Then leave the glue to dry.

Step 5 5

Wrap the wooden star with twine

A coarse string is knotted around the wooden star
First knot the string on your Christmas star
The string is wrapped around the star shape.
Then wrap the thread around the star shape
The star shape is now completely wrapped with the twine.
The star is complete

You need: twine

Now to add the finishing touches to your star. First start by knotting the coarse twine at any point of the wooden star and then wrap the twine around the star. For the best results wrap the twine diagonally and in a pattern to ensure the star looks even. Once you have wrapped the whole star, make a knot and hide it under the other threads.

Now you are ready to decorate your home with your Christmas star. Check out more projects for an easy homemade Christmas!


Get creative with colours

Instead of the coarse twine, you can also wrap coloured narrow ribbons or another twine around the star shape. The colour of your Christmas star is entirely up to you.