I have been set on doing a really elaborate rustic farmhouse style Christmas Tree this year and it seems that anything of quality at the local stores costs an arm and a leg. So I got on Pinterest and found some cute wooden stars that piqued my interest and got to thinking about how I could make my own.
I’ve had a small collection of dowels/spindles from the various wooden chairs that have broken over the years in our house and decided to wing it and I love how it turned out!
I taped and then predrilled holes to screw the dowels together in the shape of a star.
I had an old tree topper with some lights in it that I wanted to use on the new topper so I took it apart and saved the lights
I gave the new star a quick coat of paint and hotglued some pinecones and foliage to it, wrapped the lights around it, and- TaDa! Pretty darn cute 🙂
I even turned a wire coat hanger into the mounting spring by twisting it around a pole in the drill to get the shape and inserting it into a predrilled hole in the star.
I never set up the tree until after my sons birthday at the end of November but I’m excited to see how it looks all lit up atop the family tree!
3 thoughts on “Upcycled Chair Spindle Tree Topper/Star”
Great idea!!! I have quite a few broken spindles lying around too, and I was thinking of some new decorations also 🙂 You’ve inspired me! Thanks! I’m so glad Michelle told me about your blog 🙂 Lana
I’m glad you like it! Thank you!
Great idea!! Thanks for sharing…. 💜