wood stars

Craft paint sticks into patriotic wood stars! 2 projects for your Fourth of July porch

These wood stars are a super simple project.

Any time seems a good time to be an American. From June through July we rock the red, white, and blue. This year, two patriotic projects make our list of must-dos.

Do-it-yourselfer Michelle Bauer shows how to make a flag door hanger and some paint stick stars.

Michelle Bauer is a DIYer and home décor enthusiast. Find her on Instagram at @_thepinklemon, and on Etsy at www.Etsy.com/shop/ThePinkLemonStore.


Wood Stars


  • Paint stir sticks or yard sticks
  • Paint
  • Sandpaper
  • E6000


  1. Paint wood
  2. Sand edges (distressed look)
  3. Use E6000 to glue together


Patriotic Door Hanger


  • Dowel
  • String
  • Fabric (I used 6 different fabric colors. I bought 1/4 yard of each fabric) Ricrac Scissors Pinking shears
  • 1 piece of stiff felt
  • 1 package of red embroidery floss
  • Spray adhesive
  • Wood trim piece to cover dowel (optional. Could use ribbon too)
  • E6000


  1. Cut the dowel to desired length
  2. Tie string around one end of the dowel. Knot it in place. Make a triangular shape with the string above the dowel & then tie and knot the other end.
  3. Cut fabric strips to measure 44”. Cut the fabric strips into different widths. I used both pinking shears and scissors to cut the fabric strips.
  4. Attach the fabric strips to the dowel by looping it around the dowel & tying in a knot.
  5. Add ricrac if desired.
  6. Cut a square piece of fabric that measures 6.5” x 6.5”.
  7. Spray fabric adhesive onto stiff felt & apply the 6.5” square.
  8. Allow the fabric adhesive to dry & then cut around the edges of the square.
  9. Cut out a star shape.
  10. Apply spray adhesive to the star and adhere it to the center of the square.
  11. Stitch around the edges of the star with embroidery floss.
  12. Attach a wood trim piece over the dowel. I used E6000 to attach the wood piece.

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