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Category: DIY Primitive Decor

Primitive Patriotic Paint Stick Wreath Tutorial

Dress up your door with this lovely, paint stick wreath! This shabby chic DIY is a great summer day activity – It simple and and oh-so fun to make!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Paint Sticks
Wood Stain
Foam Brush
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Burlap Ribbon
Pip Berry Spray

Things to do:
1. First, stain your wooden paint sticks with a dark brown stain. Paint a thin layer of stain with a foam brush and let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.

2. Lay your paint sticks in a star shape. When you’re happy with the look, use hot glue to secure them in place.

3. Next, you get to decorate! Use hot glue to secure your berry pick and flag to the side of the star.

4. Cut a 2-foot piece of ribbon and tie it in a large bow. Use hot glue to secure it under the flag and trim.

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DIY Rustic Christmas Star Wall Hanging

This beautiful star looks lovely displayed on your front door as an alternative Christmas wreath! Try adding different varieties of greenery and seasoned ribbons to match your home decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Paint stir sticks
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Foam brush
Artificial greenery
Pip berries
Dish towel

Things to do:
1. Start by staining your wooden paddles. Use a foam brush to thoroughly cover 5 paddles and let them dry completely.
2. Next, assemble your star using hot glue.
3. Trim two pieces of greenery and a length of berries. Secure them together by wrapping jute around the top inch of your stems.
4. Use hot glue to attach the greenery bunch to your star.
5. String jute through the top of your bells and tie them to the star, just above the greenery.
6. Use scissors to cut a length of dishtowel that is 1/2 -inch wide. Tie the ends to create a loop and use hot glue to attach it to the top of your star and use it to display your rustic star.

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