How to Make an Illuminated Star

1-2 hours

Bring a taste of the outdoors inside with this DIY holiday decoration

Stars are an essential part of Christmas, so try your hand at this project from Martha Stewart and make your holiday that much brighter. Download a PDF version of this project.

Download a PDF version of this Martha Stewart project here.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

MATERIALS

1
Arrange dowels
Arrange dowels - Make an Illuminated Star

Arrange the dowels to form a five-pointed star.

2
Zip tie the five points
Zip tie five points - Make an Illuminated Star

• Secure the outer and inner five points with zip ties.
• Trim the zip tie ends.

3
Drape string lights along dowel
Drape string lights dowel - Make an Illuminated Star

• Secure the plug end of the string lights to the point of the star with a zip tie.
• Drape the string lights along the length of the dowel, staggering the strands so the lights are more visible.
• Secure at each end with a zip tie.
• Repeat along each dowel until the star is outlined completely.
• Trim the zip tie ends.