This step by step tutorial of How To Make A Matchstick Star Wall Art is a great way to help homesteading children create a treasured keepsake. Reusing those wooden matchsticks that you use to light your wood stove each morning suddenly becomes a craft supply.
How many of you can remember making these as a child ? My grandmother proudly displayed my brunt matchstick cross for over 19 years on her hallway wall.
Directions of how to make the star:
1. Draw or print a star template on a blank piece of paper
2. Trace the pattern on cardboard and cut the shape
3. Draw the lines emerging from its center to all the six inward pointed edges.
4. Collect all those brunt wooden matches into one pile.
5. Starting from the center glue 6 matchsticks forming a star-burst like pattern.
6. Then fill each sector with burnt matchsticks and cut the matchsticks for length adjustments if necessary.
7. Lay flat and allow to dry. Flip over and glue a a pop can tab to the back and allow to completely dry.
Such a unique piece of art will strike up conversations once people get close enough to tell that it’s made of burnt matches.
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