While we were building our log cabin, I saved ten small scrap pieces of wood from the burn pile and two years later I have turned them into stars!
I made two identical star wreaths. Each star used five pieces of the wood scraps. I arranged them into a star and glued the pieces together.
Then I brushed a vinegar solution onto them to age the wood. (let rusty metal sit in vinegar overnight to make this solution)
Once the stars dried for a little while in the sun today I attached red and blue pip berries, along with a burlap bow and an american flag with floral wire.
That's it. All done. I hung one on the front door of our cabin and the other one is for sale in my Etsy shop.
Every time we burned scrap wood while building I cringed. I had plans for all of it, however, my husband kept reminding me that as long as we were building there would be more scraps.
Don't you just love making a project from trash!
'til next time,