D.I.Y. raffia Christmas star

These raffia Christmas stars are a simple project you can do this Christmas. Try making them in different sizes and colours.

Bunnings magazine, December 2020

Tools and materials

1.2m length of 8mm Tasmanian oak dowel

Handsaw

Natural jute twine

Raffia (we used Whites natural raffia)

Scissors

1. Measure and cut dowel

Cut the dowel into five 150mm lengths with a handsaw. 

2. Assemble and secure dowel

Position the dowel pieces to form a five-point star. Join the points with twine, knotting securely.

3. Wrap the raffia around the star

Starting at one point, begin wrapping the star thickly in the raffia, always working in the same direction for consistency. To finish, tuck the raffia under the wrapping at the back of the star and trim the excess.

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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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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