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How to Make a Wooden Barn Star

Updated July 19, 2017

Barn stars have long been a part of country decor all across the United States. The history of such pieces of decoration stems from as far back as the 1700s, when Germans immigrated to North America. For many who choose to adorn their barn's walls with them, the stars symbolise good luck; for others, they are simply a nice decorative touch. Whatever the case, your barn can always use the nice country look of a wooden barn star.

Find a piece of sturdy plywood that is 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in thickness.

Using a permanent marker, outline a star. Make the star as big as you like, though it should probably be at least 3 feet in circumference.

Use a jigsaw to cut out the star. Wear goggles to protect your eyes.

Paint the star. To ensure that the star will be visible, choose a colour that contrasts with the barn upon which it will hang.

Things You'll Need

  • Piece of plywood
  • Permanent marker
  • Jigsaw
  • Safety goggles
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
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About the Author

Gerri Blanc began her professional writing career in 2007 and has collaborated in the research and writing of the book "The Fairy Shrimp Chronicles," published in 2009. Blanc holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature and culture from the University of California, Merced.