These wood slat stars are easy to make and don't need a lot of supplies. But, they make a neat addition to your country primitive or farmhouse decor. Use them inside or outside! You could keep them red, off-white, and blue for a patriotic theme. Or, change out the colors for a neutral theme that matches your decorating colors.
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Wood Slat Stars Supplies
One bundle of lattice fence slat piece replacements (I got mine at Lowe's)
Acrylic Paints (Craft Paints or House Paints)
Paint Brush or Foam Brush
Stain or Antiquing Medium (Water-based, your choice of color.)
Sealer (Use if hanging outside or pick a stain that is also a sealer)
I cut the wood into (5) 37 inch pieces. You get about 3 out of each piece of wood.
I then painted them individually, and let them dry a day to be sure they were set. Then I sanded them to give them a worn look. I cleaned the dust off, then I sealed and aged them with the outside stain. Summer here in Louisiana is harsh on anything I put outside. This is not needed if you want it inside! Use stain of your choice.
I then laid them out on the ground, and glued them together with the gorilla glue, as I had arranged them to my liking. I used weighted items to let them stick together while drying. You could also use clamps to hold them together. Let dry for at least 6 hours. Do the same to put the stars together, on top of each other. The middle piece I put on top of the arrangement to hold it better into position.
I also cut a lot out of 25 inch slats to make individual ones. That is about as small as you can go with these. Make them using the whole length! That would be cool for sides of barns and 2 story houses!
Finished piece is 74″ by 41″
Tutorial submitted by Megan and Sue, members of our Prim Mart Community.