How to Make a Star Wall Hanging
Incorporate a little glitz and glamour into your home this Christmas with this luxe metallic star wall hanging – perfect for a gallery wall or hallway! Don’t fancy a traditional wreath? Hang this on your front door as a modern alternative.
1. Decide how you want to lay out your hanging; place your branch or dowel on the floor and a variety of stars in different sizes in columns underneath. Decide how much space you want in between the stars.
2. Paint half of your stars – we painted all the mache stars – with white acrylic paint. Leave to dry. Cut off any hanging loops.
3. Using PVA glue, paint a thin layer of glue over the surface of your polystyrene stars and then sprinkly with gold glitter until completely covered. Cut off any hanging loops.
If you want to seal your glitter in to stop it shedding, paint another thin layer of PVA glue over the top.
4. Now you need to attach your stars. Tie your invisible thread to the branch or dowel and cut to your preferred length for hanging – we went for roughly 50cm in length.
5. Attach your stars by using a glue gun on the back of the star and then sticking onto the invisible thread – repeat at intervals down your thread.
6. Repeat step 5 across your dowel until you have done all the columns.
7. Finally, attach a length of invisible thread, ribbon or twine as a hanging loop by tying a long length of it at either end of the branch/dowel.