Scandinavian Christmas Decorations- DIY Twig Stars

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See my minimal Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Gift Wrapping with a DIY Twig Star.

Natural elements, greenery and neutral colors is my go to in home decor through all the seasons.  The same holds true for my Christmas decor.  I wrote about my plans for a Scandinavian Christmas in this post.

Scandinavian styles have an emphasis on handmade pieces, inspiration from nature and a lot of white.

To incorporate more natural elements, I looked no further than the sticks laying around outside my house. I decided to make stars from the twigs.

I liked the idea of adding jute twine around the ends to add more natural texture, but I didn’t think they would stay together very long with string alone.

Gorilla Tape to the rescue! It works great on uneven surfaces, like wood.  Nothing even about these sticks I foraged and snapped in half. The tape did the job beautifully.

I finished the stars by adding twine over the tape.

How to make the twig stars

I snapped the twigs to five pieces approximately six inches in length I cut the Gorilla Tape in long skinny strips.  For each star, I needed five strips.  I started making the star by attaching the first two twigs together at the top in a triangular shape.

Next, I added another stick to the bottom of one of the first sticks in the bottom right corner and connected it with another skinny strip of Gorilla Tape.

I then attached the fourth stick the third stick in the same way.

Finally I added the fifth stick, which I attached to the fourth and the first, to complete the star.

Tips for making DIY Twig Stars

Make sure to choose sticks that are no longer green.  I made the mistake of making one of the stars with some very green wood.  It turned out beautiful but the stick was difficult to snap to make the right size.

Keep the thickness of the sticks very similar.  For most of the sticks outside, I could only use a certain portion.  The top part was usually too thin and the bottom too thick.  To keep the stars uniform, I used only sticks that were about the same size in diameter.

Choose the straightest sticks you can find.  Curvy sticks won’t make very nice stars.

Scandinavian Christmas Gift Wrap

These DIY Twig stars look beautiful in my Scandinavian Christmas plans. I thought about stringing them onto a long strand of jute for a twig star garland.

They would also look beautiful as ornaments on a tree.

I ultimately decided to use my first batch of twig stars in my Scandinavian Christmas gift wrap.

Black, white, wood, greenery and jute is the theme for my gift wrapping this year.

My DIY twig stars add the nature inspired element I was hoping for.

I like the idea of adding fresh greenery, like eucalyptus and sage, but that only works for gifts wrapped right before Christmas.

Instead I went for faux cypress, pine and sage greenery.

I wrapped the boxes with a variety of black, white and tan strings.

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15 comments for “Scandinavian Christmas Decorations- DIY Twig Stars

  1. jean george
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Love this way to make these stars

  2. Erica Stevens
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    What kind of tape is that? Is it duct tape?

  3. Rachel Jolley
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Lovely and rustic! Tfs

  4. Stella Serrano
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    nice 👀👀

  5. Dawna Karma
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Love em ,, Lisa ~~ So sweet 🙂

  6. morgan hackenkamp
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Is this just an overhand knot?

  7. linda stefanski
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    soooo sweet!

  8. Cajun Belle1
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Love the star!

  9. Lynn Younger
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    These are adorable, I am going to make a natural garland with them for Christmas!

  10. Tiny Cooking with Kim Westmoreland
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    These are super cute! I’m going to try to make these with my granddaughters!

  11. Sandy Lunden
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I love that your using nature for decor, very cool!

  12. Michelle196765
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Super cute!

  13. Joann Jacquin
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Really cute!!

  14. Midwest Girl
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I love these! Well, gotta go out and gather me some twigs! Lol!

  15. Robin Johnson
    March 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Super cute. Love it

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