D.I.Y. Christmas peg stars

Learn how to make these Christmas peg stars. They make great tree decorations or attach them to your gifts this year!

Bunnings magazine, December 2020

Tools and materials

Clothes pegs (we used Sunfresh wooden clothes pegs)

Craft paint brush

Hot glue gun with glue sticks

Paint in two colours (optional; we used Taubmans Peach Cascade and left one star natural)

1. Separate the pegs

Gently ease apart 20 wooden clothes pegs, removing and discarding the metal hinges.

2. Flip over and reattach with glue

Position the peg halves with the backs together and secure with hot glue, making 10 sets, five for each star.

3. Combine the sets of reversed pegs

Dab hot glue onto the top of each set, pressing them together to create a star and leaving to dry.

4. Decorate the star

Use a brush to paint each star in contrasting colours or leave unpainted. Leave to dry.

5. Optional – repeat steps and attach two stars together

To make double stars, dab hot glue onto the centre of one star and position on another star, turning so the points are visible.

Now you’ve got the decorations, start planning the gifts!

Take a look at our Christmas gift guide, you're sure to find a gift to suit anyone, on any budget.

 

Photo credit: Brigid Arnott

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