Large Yard Art Star

I am looking for instructions to make a large outside star.

By Donita

November 4, 20090 found this helpful

Years ago, my brothers made one. They had 5 pieces of 1x2 that were the same length. They nailed them together to create a 5 point star. The length of the board determines the size of the star.

After they finished putting it together, they added lights on it so that they stayed on and only had to be plugged in each year. They put two boards on hinges at the back to prop it up (on the roof). If 2 13 year olds can figure it out. An adult can too. My father used that star for about 15 years.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 4, 20090 found this helpful

We took a 4' by 4' of 1/4" plywood, drew a star on it, cut it out then painted it white. Drill holes around the edges for the lights to poke up from the back measureing your hole spacing by your string of lights. We used glue to hold the lights in but if you do make sure you don't get glue on the bulb so you can change them when they burn out and put a staple on either side of the hole. Also be sure you don't put a staple through the wire. Staple the cords on to the back of the star. We also made one by laying the sting of lights on the front of the star because the wire was white and stapled it on, much esier that all that drilling. Good luck.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Holidays and Parties Christmas Decorations OutdoorNovember 2, 2009
Two men Dressed as Storm Troopers
Making a Clone Trooper Costume
A gnome in a garden.
Preventing Yard and Garden Theft
Mole Digging Out of Hole into Open Air
Getting Rid of Moles in Your Yard
array of stars
Making a 5 Point Crochet Star
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 25, 2016 at 11:48:21 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!