Homemade keepsakes and decorations are a special way of spreading joy. Find out how to make a wooden star that is sure to delight.
Using powerful tools in your DIY projects is fun and means you can extend your abilities, which is great as long as you are relying on effective and safe protective clothing while using them. Always wear personal protective equipment when working with your chainsaw.
This includes a helmet, cut protection trousers, safety boots, and more. The operating manual for your product contains more details. Fully familiarise yourself with the tool before you use your chainsaw for the first time, and check it is in flawless condition before each use. On request, your STIHL dealer will be happy to prepare your tool for its first use, and will also advise you on models and sizes of protective clothing that you can try at your leisure. Please remember that personal protective equipment is no substitute for safe working techniques.
If you want to do intricate work with wood, a STIHL chainsaw is the best tool for the job. We recommend using saws that feature low vibration and kickback levels. Our lightweight chainsaws from the mid-range power class with a STIHL Rollomatic bar are ideal.
With all your tools and materials together, you can start work on your wooden decoration. Our instructions are for a chunky rustic star ornament – and the method means it's easy to make a few at once. Check your working area is safe: you should have plenty of space to work in, there should be no trip hazards or other risks, and people and animals should be out of the area.
Use your chainsaw to cut into the wood and make it into a star shape.
Once you’ve made the basic shape, you can simply take a slice from your star log of whatever thickness you want your wooden star to be. At this stage it’s easy to make several stars at once.
We recommend treating your DIY wooden star so it is protected and looks beautiful for a long time to come.
A fun option is to attach a metal stick to your finished wooden star. This makes your handiwork into an ideal ornament for flower pots, beds or the lawn.
Your DIY wooden star on a stick is finished. If you want to make several stars, mounting them on sticks of different lengths creates a great display.