Shining Dowel Star

Want to add some star power to your outdoor space this holiday season? Try this easy project made from wood dowels wrapped with wire, grapevine, and mini lights.


Step 1: Cut two 48″ [1.22 m]-long dowels down to five 14″[35.56 cm]-long pieces. Sand the ends of the dowels smooth.

Step 2: Arrange the five dowel pieces in a star pattern, securing the dowels together using floral wire.

Step 3: Wrap galvanized wire and grapevine around the star.

Step 4: String clear mini lights around and through the star. Then it’s time to shine!


Skill Level: Beginner

Estimated cost: $16

Time Estimate: 1 hour


  • Fine-tooth handsaw
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Grapevine (available at crafts stores)

Get It at Lowe’s:

  • 2 – 1/2″ [1.27 cm] dia. x 48″ [1.22 m] L poplar round dowels (#19382)
  • Anchor Wire floral wire (#81999)
  • Anchor Wire galvanized steel wire (#52687)
  • 100-count clear string lights (#152052)

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