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Make a Rustic Christmas Star Wreath

This DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wreath is made using Paddle Pop sticks and scrap fabric. It’s a great way to keep little hands busy and creative as school holidays kick off.

There’s no fancy stitches or equipment needed. Just tie knots and repeat PLUS it’s easily customisable to match any decor.

DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wreath

Craft and images by Elise Clarkson from Pixels and Sunshine for Families Magazine – Gold Coast

Making your Rustic Christmas Star Wreath …

You will need:

  • 10 Paddle Pop sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Approx. 1 metre of cheesecloth or light cotton fabric of choice


Step 1: Cut the fabric into 5cm by 15cm strips

Step 2: Lay out the Paddle Pop sticks in a star shape. Using the hot glue gun, stick the end of the paddle pop sticks together until the star shape is made.

DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wreath

Step 3: Take a strip of the cheesecloth and tie it around the Paddle Pop stick star. I followed a pattern of 2 x loop knot (shown below) followed by one standard knot.

How to tie the loop knot:

Make a loop with the top of the fabric

Pull the other ends of the fabric through the loop

Pull tight to secure

Step 4: Make sure to work on the same side of the star as you tie your knots. That way when you finish and turn it over it will have a neater front and the messier knots will be at the back.

DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wreath

Hang your star up where ever you please. That’s it. Now step back and admire your handy work.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Star will take about 1 hour to make
  • Add some lengths of Christmas fabric or ribbon to make it extra festive

DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wreath DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wreath

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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