Wow, that weekend went by a little too quickly, didn’t it? We received a whole lot of snow for our area over the weekend which had all of the kids screaming, “Yay!” all except for the youngest one. In his mind, it is mandatory that a snowman is built on a snow day. So far, the snow has remained too powdery to make one, despite our multiple trips outside to attempt to coax it into even a measly snowball. Tell me I’m not the only person thinking of googling “how to make a snowman with powdery snow”? The worst was when we’d just convinced him we’d try again in the morning, and my daughter came in singing “Do you wanna build a snowman..?”. Seriously. Ah well, maybe we’ll have better luck today – You know we’re ready with carrot, coal, hat, scarf in hand!
In between trips outside, I got in a little crafting and was able to pull together this fun, simple, DIY Rustic Starburst Wall Art for the January Create with Me DIY Challenge! This fun challenge is where you, our readers, vote on the materials we’ll use for next month’s projects, so be sure to scroll to the very last bit of this post to vote for your favorite before you go.
I used thin branches from my crepe myrtle tree, azaleas, and our river birch. You don’t want branches that are too thick or too brittle.. it will make it difficult to cut.
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To create this Rustic Starburst Wall Art yourself you’ll need the following:
- Foam board
- A glue gun
- Pruning shears
- 1″x4″x6′ pine (if adding a frame)
- stain in your choice of colors
First, cut your foam board to size. I cut a 14″x22″ piece in half. Then, cut your branches into 1″ pieces.
To create an offset starburst, draw a starting point in the bottom left corner, then glue a twig facing out from the center of my point.
Begin gluing twigs about 1/2″ apart in a spiral pattern, moving outward. Each line should be about 1″ from the last until you’ve completed the entire board, leaving a 1/2″ border around the edges.
I chose to add a simple frame to my piece using 1″x4″ scraps of wood and stained the frame with a dark mahogany stain.
And that’s all there is to it, except for finding a place to display it!
I hope you can find time to make one on your snow day or hope you at least have better luck with your snowman!
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