When we were younger, we had what was nothing short of an obsession with stars. Every piece of clothing we bought, every doodle we made on our notebooks at school, and every craft we made at home featured stars in some capacity. There was just something about the angular shape and the concept of shining brightly that really spoke to us! Now that we’re older and have homes to decorate, both our love for stars and our love for crafting have stuck around, and we have to admit, it’s a pretty useful combination.
Check out these 15 awesome DIY décor craft ideas and tutorials that will help you make your home aesthetic shine a little brighter!
1. Hanging star mobiles
Whether you’re looking for a mobile for a baby’s nursery or whether you just like the whimsical look they add to a room, making one out of stars brings a particularly magical feel to whatever space you’re working with. There are plenty of ways to make delicately hanging star mobiles but one of the best tutorials we’ve found so far is by Today’s Mama! You might make one with little white stars like this photo or change things up and make your stars all different colours!
2. Origami star lamps
When we were younger, we used to save up and but all kinds or origami star lamps from a store in the mall. They were always brightly coloured with fancy cut outs and lots of points and we hung them all over our room, even if we didn’t have enough hanging pendant bulbs to fill all of them. Now that we’ve grown and prefer making things ourselves, you know we just had to find a way to make them! This tutorial from Tip Junkie is very helpful and shows you how to make them in all different shapes.
3. DIY wooden frame stars
Have you been practicing your wood working skills lately and you’re looking for a simple décor project to show off what you’ve learned, but you still like to keep things fairly easy and limited to straight lines? Then stars are the perfect starting point in your wooden décor adventure! Check out these sweet decorative frames on Thatsmyletter.
4. Mantle star from reclaimed wood
Is your favourite kind of wood to make things with now that you’re exploring wood working almost always reclaimed or upcycled pieces? Then things like wooden packing palettes are about to become your best friend! We love this big, layered star from Olderandwisor that’s surprisingly easy to make and perfectly sized to set on a mantle like a rustic statement piece.