I love bringing nature inside. And most of all, I adore saving money. Here is an easy Do It Yourself project that does both!
First, I clipped a few branches from the many trees in my yard (I literally have a forest around me)…
Then, I spray painted them white, leaving a little natural brown to show through to give a more natural look.
And voila! A natural and inexpensive addition to the corner of my living room!
My Tree Bark Star!
I saw this DIY craft on the blog “thehandmadehome.net.” I believe it was originally featured in at Pottery Barn and PBteen. Because I didn’t find any driftwood on my visits to the Jersey Shore this summer, I decided to take advantage of all the peeling tree bark in my backyard, and create a unique wooden star of my own.
Pottery Barn Driftwood Star
but I used a cardboard
backing instead of MDF, and
my star is a bit smaller.
PBteen sold a similar star for $60.00 or more!
Making the driftwood or bark star
I used the star template featured on thehandmadehome.net and traced it onto my piece of cardboard. I then cut the cardboard with an exacto knife. I laid out a few pieces of the bark first to figure out what positioning would look best. I then glued the bark to the cardboard using a hot glue gun. It got a little messy controlling all the little strings of hot glue.
Driftwood star from thehandmadehome.net
My very own tree bark star!
Voila! A great way to add a rustic flavor and bring the element of nature into your home. This star could work with just about anything.. sea glass, shells, wine corks, twigs. The possibilities are endless…