Rustic silver star Christmas frame.
I'm not exactly sure anymore how this idea came about, but it all started with me picking through the wood garbage bin at my local home reno store. I picked out a bunch of thin, solid wood slats, and although I wasn't sure what I'd use them for just yet, I brought them home. I think the idea to make "window frames" just struck me! I cut the pieces to size and glued them together to make a window shape. I stained the slats in a walnut colour, and then to give them a wintery, rustic look, I dry brushed them in white. In my craft supply stash I had a variety of Holiday stems, greens, and trim that I could experiment with. I also had branches that I gathered on a recent nature walk with my kiddos. Starting with layering the branches in a circular pattern on top of the frame, I played around with all the different accents and before I knew it, this frame just came together! I also added a string of clear LED, battery operated lights so that this piece could easily be used as a mood light.
I loved it! I posted the prototype up for sale on my local handmade facebook group and it was a huge hit! It wasn't long before I (and all the stores!) ran out of all the required supplies and I could not produce these anymore!
What I really love about this decoration is that it's super versatile! It could be hung on the front door (or any door!) in place of a traditional wreath, it can be displayed on a fireplace mantel, on a shelf, or hung on a wall. And if that wasn't versatile enough, get this: it can be used as a table centrepiece too! Place it flat on the table, add a few pillar candles or tea lights, and voila! I bet you will not find another unique piece like this anywhere else!