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Illuminated wooden shooting star on a lawn
Do it yourself

How to Build an Illuminated Shooting Star

Add a touch of magic to your yard in no time flat with this outdoor Christmas decoration: a shooting star that will shine bright throughout the Holidays. Make a wish!

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Cut the Planks

  • 1.1 - Cut the planks according to the angles and cut lines in the plan.
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Sand Everything Down

  • 2.1 - Using an orbital sander, fully sand down each plank.
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Varnish the Planks

  • 3.1 - Varnish all the planks to shield your project from the weather.
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Assemble Your Project

  • 4.1 - Assemble the star according to the plan.
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Decorate the Shooting Star

  • 5.1 - Wrap string lights around the star structure.
  • 5.2 - To make the tail of the star, hang three lengths of lights to a support (ramp, tree, etc.) using nylon cable ties.

Pro Tip

For even more whimsy, add a splash of colour (exterior paint) to each tip of the star.

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