Lath Christmas Star

This is a fun and quick project that takes only 5 lath strips and a nail gun.

This project took shape because I wanted something to hang near our front door at Christmas. I wanted it just a little rustic and not too heavy. I had seen other Christmas stars around for the previous seasons and I liked the idea.

It starts out pretty simple, get 5 lath strips and a nail gun. If you don’t have a nail gun you could use wood glue and clamps. Just glue the pieces and clamp until dry.

Start by laying out your star. I didn’t like the way the top rail looked so I took about 3 inches off it. If you have a miter box and saw it will take a minute – very easy – if not you can use a box knife and a straight edge.

After the pieces were laid out the way I wanted I got the shortest nails we had – 3/4 inch, and put at least 3 in each intersection. Once the pieces were secured together I stained it. I plan on putting this in a sheltered area so I did not seal it. If it was going to be in the elements I would seal it.

After it was all I done I put some cute little battery operated lights on it. I think it will be very merry!

Have a good day!


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