Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor – #DIYBlogChallenge

 

 

The DIY Blog Challenge has swiftly come around again and the theme this month is Fall/Autumn, my favorite time of year. I have so many Halloween decorations but I don’t have much just for the fall in general. So I have this old rusty weathered barn star that used to hang over the door to our shed at our old house. It’s not very big and I have wanted to do something with it for awhile. It doesn’t have a lot of rust but it is pretty weathered looking.

 

 

 

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

Materials

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

This has a few extra things in the picture because I wasn’t exactly sure what I would be using

20 gauge wire-I used a copper color and a gold color

3 small doilies

fabric scraps of canvas

buttons or beads

wired ribbon

hot glue

a small bit of fiber fill

 

Starting off, I cut off a length of wire about 24 inches long. Then I shaped it into a leaf form.

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

The wire wasn’t real sturdy so I used a piece of the tail that was left to bring back up to the top to look like a vein running through the leaf.

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

Once I had about five leaves made I moved on to making the flowers. These were so easy and no sew. I cut a piece of wire about eight inches in length and began to run it through the middle of the doily.

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

I pulled the wire closed but pushed a bit of fiber fill into the middle of it before I twisted it shut.

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

To finish the three flowers, I cut small squares from a scrap of canvas fabric and unraveled the sides. I colored one of the pieces with chalk to make at least one flower different.

 

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

Then I hot glued all the fabric to the flowers and then the glitzy buttons I had found to use. Flowers, done.  Next, I made a quick bow. The ribbon I used has a burlap look but has gold flecks throughout. I wrapped some of the gold wire around the star before assembling the rest of the components.

After I had the flowers, leaves, and bow on the star, I took a step back and decided to make a small banner for it.

I cut a few more pieces of the canvas and used a sharpie to write ‘fall’. Then I glued the squares onto a piece of cord to hang the banner from the star.

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

I wired everything to the gold wire I had wrapped around the star. Now I can easily change it for the next season.

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

The pictures don’t pick up the wire as much as I would like them to.

 

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

Weathered Barn Star Fall Decor - #DIYBlogChallenge No Sew Doily Flower, DIY Wire Leaves

 

Hop on over to all the other participants in the #DIYBlogChallenge

 

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This Post Has 11 Comments
  1. Your finished project is gorgeous and I love the wire leaves and doily flowers, you could use them on so many different projects 🙂
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

  2. I love how this project turned out! I’ve seen those cute stars at the local thrift store and will have to pick on up to make a similar project! You should link a pin to this project up at the Ultimate Pinterest Party that goes live on Friday!

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