Have you ever seen the Lowe's Creative Idea Magazine and website? I like to look at it for ideas and inspiration. We've been getting into the Christmas spirit more and more over at our house so I was in the mood for another Christmas-y project and the Lowes magazine had lots of good ones this month.
I saw this project in particular for a Dowel Star Wreath.
It just so happened that my mom was cleaning out their garage over Thanksgiving and was going to throw a bunch of dowels away. But I snatched them up instead! If you want to try this project out yourself you'll need:
The dowels were 4' long so I needed to cut them down to 18" each. I used my scroll saw for this.
Once my dowels were cut I used Gorilla Wood Glue to attach the dowels together. I started with 2 triangles, opposite ends facing each other and glued them together.
I set the star under a heavy book and let it dry for a few hours.
After the first set was dry I put another triangle on and glued that, then continued the process until I had used all my dowels.
After everything had dried over night I gave my star wreath a few coats Krylon Metallic Caramel Spray paint. I liked this color because it is two dimensional- from one angle it looks golden and from another it looks silver.
Then it was time to hang! I used some red ribbon and hung it over the mirror we have on the mantle in the living room.
This was a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to decorate for Christmas!
What sort of Christmas crafts have you been up to?