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Wooden double star with lights on a shelf
Do it yourself

How to Make a Double Christmas Star with Lights

Create a warm and celestial atmosphere for the Holidays with this elegant wood star. Its stacked design with integrated lights is the perfect match for every type of Christmas decor.

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Trace the Stars onto the Board

  • 1.1 - Trace the shape to cut out onto the board, then extend the lines using a pencil to create the star’s points.
  • 1.2 - Repeat to create a second star.
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Cut and Sand the Star Shapes

  • 2.1 - Using a circular saw, cut each of the star’s points by following the lines, without getting too close to the corners.
  • 2.2 - Finish the cutting using a jigsaw.
  • 2.3 - Repeat the previous steps for the second star.
  • 2.4 - Sand the two stars using a power sander and sandpaper. You can also sand them by hand.
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Cut and Secure the Spacers

  • 3.1 - Cut the wooden stick into ten 2” long segments.
  • 3.2 - Determine and mark the spacer locations as benchmarks for securing them.
  • 3.3 - Secure each spacer to the star using two finish nails.

Pro Tip

If needed, use wood glue to hold the spacers in place before nailing them.
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Paint the Star’s Interior

  • 4.1 - Tape the sides of both stars using masking tape.
  • 4.2 - Paint the insides of the stars as well as the spacers using gold spray paint.
  • 4.3 - Once the paint has dried, wrap string lights around the spacers, maintaining a slight tension on the wire.
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Assemble Your Project

  • 5.1 - Add the front star and secure it in place using finish nails.
  • 5.2 - Fill the holes using the putty knife and wood filler, then sand them down.
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Add the Finishing Touches

  • 6.1 - Using white paint, carefully paint the surface of the front star, as well as the sides of both stars.
  • 6.2 - The star can be hung on a wall using screw eyes. Alternatively, place it on a table or fireplace mantel.

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