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Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament

This cute and rustic Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament will Add some glam to your Christmas tree. It’s easy to make so much rustic style!

I don’t know about you, but for me, this is getting better and better and so much excitement!!! Love Christmas so much and I’m so happy creating our ornaments and all our decorations.

My girl is so excited too about our Christmas decor, we can’t wait to actually start putting everything on the new tree. Today I’m super happy to share with you this cute and rustic Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament, hope you love it as much as we do!

You might also love these other Christmas ornament ideas: DIY Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas OrnamentsDIY Twine Ball Christmas Ornaments, and DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Ornament

Rustic Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament cover

How to make Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament

Like our Twine Ball Christmas Ornaments, these stars are easy to make but it takes time to have them done. Not like days but I made 8 of this 4 medium and 4 larger and they took me a whole afternoon to have stars done and then let them dry overnight.

I finished the details the next day in the afternoon. It’s so much fun to make them though. In my opinion, crafting is relaxing and even therapeutic.

The first couple stars I was a bit stressed because I was taking photos and stuff but then the rest was fun and the process much more fluid.

What I love the most about this type of crafts is that it’s all about imperfection. That’s precisely the beauty of them. None of them are the same. The twine is imperfect and the wiring pattern is imperfect.

All the twine star Christmas ornaments ready to be on the christmas tree

Making the stars with wire is so imperfect but when you finish them you will most definitely fall in love!

Can I use something different than Twine?

Yes, absolutely. Imagination is the limit and also the absorption of the material. You can use any of the different types of twine, yarn, white cotton twine, or any color for that matter, I just like white LOL and even baker’s twine would work wonderfully if you love that kind of colors.

Can I use wood sticks instead of wire?

Oh yes, you definitely can. Just make sure, the sticks are well glued so they can handle the glue-soaked twine, and be a little bit extra careful while wrapping the star.

What types of glue can I use?

I can’t say any type because I haven’t tried them all but I know for sure you can use mod podge, normal school glue, any white glue from any brand. I know other crafty friends used tacky glue and liquid starch and say it works wonderfully. So my guess is, you have to try and test.

Cute Twine Star Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Star Ornaments Supplies

  • Galvanized wire 10 gauge {here says 10 but each country might have different numbers but make sure has a good diameter but that you still can bend it with a plier.}
  • Jute twine
  • White yarn {optional but recommended}
  • Flat Nose Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Stars printed on a page {this is as a guide to make the stars}
  • White Felt
  • White {snow} and gold glitter.
  • Tiny gold stars {optional}
  • Glue gun + silicon sticks.
  • Christmas bells silver and gold
  • White glue or mod podge.
  • Jingle bells or beads optional
The supplies needed for the twine star christmas ornament.

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Creating the wire Star

I started with the wire stars. For that I decided what sizes of stars I wanted to make.

Since I wasn’t sure I printed different sizes on the same page. Once decided the size I started working with my wire.

I made my first bend with my nose pliers about 1 inch {2.5 cm} from the end.

wire and pliers detail

This will be the start and finish point and it should belong to and internal corner of the star like follows:

starting to shape the wire with the drawing on paper
matching the wire with the shape printed on the paper

Next would be make the first point of the star. Place you bent corner on top of your printed star and mark where you should bend your wire. Using your nose pliers, bend your wire trying to keep the same direction from your first corner.

continuing to match the wire with the form printed on the paper

Mark again on the internal corner and bend again.

Creating the shape of the star with the wire on the printed star

Following the star design make your 5 points.

When your wire meets the end, bend the wire one last time so it would overlap your first internal corner and cut about 1 inch {2.5 cm} from the corner. {Please bear with me as I try to explain this process I’m showing you each step with photos in case I get you all confused}

Wire star almost finished
Star waiting to make the ends meet and close the star

Finally, you have three options here. You can use a hot glue gun to stick both ends together, use a thin wire to keep both ends together or as I did just make loops with both ends.

Star ready for decoration

This is a bit hard since the wire is strong for only fingers so I used the nose pliers, I would put both end and pint sides inside the pliers and turn the pliers around so the end would overlap and create a loop.

You can play around with your first star and see what works best for you.

Make as many stars you want before moving on.

overview of the ready-made wire star
All the wire stars ready for decorating.

Now the really fun part! 

Wrapping our Star Christmas Ornament with twine and yarn

In a small glass bowl mix 2 parts of glue for each part of water. This makes the glue a little thinner and easier to handle.

I used about 5 meters {5.5 yards} of twine for each star. And about 1.5 meters {1.6 yards} of yarn for 6 and 8 inches stars {16 y 20 cm.}

Soak your twine in the glue.

twine into the glue
twine impregnated with glue ready to place the wire stars

Then take one end and with your thumb and index finger remove the excess of glue pressing and pushing the glue down along the twine.

removing the excess of glue

Wrap the twine around the star randomly. I started putting one end of the twine close wire end loops and then made loops without a specific pattern.

starting to wrap the wire star

It’s important to keep the string tight against the wires as you wrap because it could unravel, but also not so tight so you can modify the wire shape. It happened a couple of times and it’s so annoying.

general view of how to wrap the star
continuing the twine wrap
closer view of wrap

When you run out of twine, tuck the end under the closest twine string.

finalizing the wrapping

Repeat process with white yarn.

yarn into the glue
starting to wrap the yar to the star
general view of wrapping
finishing yarn wrap

If you notice the star is too soaked you can remove excess with a paper towel by making quick but soft pats around the star.

general view of Twine Star Christmas Ornament almost ready.
Adding glitter to the stars

I suggest you have a large container for the next step or a mat. While the stars are wet apply generously white {snow} glitter and also some {not too much} gold glitter. I mean a lot more white than gold to frost it and add some sparkle.

Hang the stars and place some plastic bags or plastic wrap on the floor bellow them so they don’t drip directly on the floor. You definitely don’t want to have to remove glue from the floor later

Hanging the stars  for drying
view of plastic on the floor with glue drips

Let them dry overnight.

Decorating the Twine Star Christmas Ornaments

While they dry cut some small stars on white felt. They don’t need to be perfect.

img_0616star patterns on paper and felt with the pattern already drawn
felt star already cut

Apply your diluted glue on each star and sprinkle white {snow} glitter and some gold glitter on each star.

cup with glue and felt stars
applying glue on the felt stars with brush

Then apply a few gold stars randomly on the stars.

containers with different glitter
felt star with some glitter
closer view of felt star with glitter

Let them dry for a few hours.

Once your twine stars and your felt stars are dry, glue one felt star on each twine star wherever you like best.

view of twine star and felt star
joining the felt star with the twine star with hot glue

Cut some extra pieces of twine strips let’s say about 6 inches {15 cm} and with knots hang a bell on each end. I made it one silver one gold on each strip.

twine strip with a bell at each end

Make a cute bow leaving your bells hanging. You can replace the twine for ribbon for this if you prefer.

macking a bow with a twine strip and bells

Finally cut some twine strips for your hangers. Fold and make a knot.

making a knot with twine strip

Insert the folded twine through an opening on your top point of the stars.

view of the process of inserting the knot in the twine star

Insert one end through the other.

closing the knot in the twine star

Pull tight.

finishing the knot and pulling it

…and the last but not least step is gluing your twine bow to your star point right on top of your hanger.

placing a dot of hot glue on the knot
general view of twine star already finished

Other ways you can decorate your Twine Star Christmas Ornament:

Imagination is the limit. I kept it simple here but you can add gorgeous ribbon bows, your favorite Christmas embellishments, cotton ball, cinnamon sticks, greenery, red berries, other types of glitter, sequins, and so on.

Whew! This was long, hope I didn’t lose you. Are you still with me? I hope so. If any steps were not clear enough please don’t hesitate to ask I’ll reply as soon as I can.

So, There you go! A super cute Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament Set.

They are all ready to be hung on the tree!

Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament close-up
other close-up of twine star on the tree
Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament hanging on the tree!
A closer look of the Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament on the Christmas tree
glittered twine star christmas ornament stylish detailed image

Hope you like these cuties and that you wanna try making them! I’m sure it would be so much fun and if you involve your kids they would most certainly have lots of fun too.

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Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament Pinterest Image

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, I would love to hear your opinion!

If you like this project, I’m sure you will LOVE these too:

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Till Next time!

 Camila