Twine Wrapped Star Ornament Tutorial || Quick And Easy Rustic Charm

You can make a rustic twine wrapped star ornament in just minutes. And it’s affordable and easy to do.

3 twine wrapped star ornaments on a counter

These ornaments are really cute and versatile. Make just one and you’ll be hooked. Before you know it you’ll be gifting them to all of your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

What Is A Twine Wrapped Star Ornament?

A twine wrapped star ornament is really nothing more than a star shaped cardboard template wrapped in twine/cord.

They take very little time to make. You can whip up a dozen or so in just under an hour.

They’re really versatile and it’s easy to change their look to suit your style. But, we’ll talk more about that later.

Everybody loves them. They’ve got that old-fashioned country Christmas vibe going on. They’re like nostalgia on a string.

Supplies Needed For This Project

The supplies needed to make a twine wrapped star ornament are all basic craft materials.

supplies to make a twine wrapped star ornament on a table

Here’s a list for you to reference while you’re raiding your craft totes …

  • CARDBOARD – Any cardboard will work for this project.
  • STAR SHAPED COOKIE CUTTER – If you don’t have a star shaped cookie cutter you can draw your own star shape to make the template for this project. Or you can print one from the web.
  • PEN – Any pen or pencil will work to make this ornament.
  • SCISSORS – You’ll be cutting cardboard with these scissors. So, it’s best to use an old pair of craft scissors.
  • TWINE/CORD – You’ll need twine or cord to wrap the star template and create a hanger for it. I used macrame cord for the ornament and jute twine for the hanger.
  • RULER – A ruler comes in handy to measure the hanger. Although, you can really do this by eye if you prefer.
  • HOT GLUE GUN – You’ll need a hot glue gun for this project.
  • GLUE STICKS – Be sure you have plenty of glue sticks on hand.
  • MINI STARS/BUTTONS – It’s nice to have a mini star or wooden button (or some other adornment of your choice) to place on the front of the ornament for eye appeal.

How To Make A Twine Wrapped Star Ornament

I’ll outline the basic steps to making this ornament for you here in the post. Additionally, there is a how-to card at the end of the post, with thorough instructions, for your convenience.

To start, trace a star shape unto a piece of cardboard using a cookie cutter. You can also print a star from the web to trace or draw the star yourself.

Cut the shapes out. You will need one star for each ornament you plan to make.

star shapes cut out of cardboard with a cookie cutter and a ruler on a table

Make a loop for the back of the ornament from twine/cord. Glue it in place to act as a hanger for the ornament.

a loop of twine glued to the back of a cardboard star

Then glue a length of twine/cord to the back of the star.

gluing a piece of cord to the back of a cardboard star

Fully wrap the template in the cord. Cover all of the edges.

wrapping cord around a cardboard star

Firmly glue the end of the twine/cord to the back of the star ornament.

gluing cord to a cardboard star

Glue a mini star shape or a wooden button to the front of the ornament.

placing a metal star on a handmade christmas ornament

And it’s that simple folks! You’ve created a cute little twine wrapped star ornament. Just like that!

How To Use A Twine Wrapped Star Ornament

These ornaments make great decorations for a Christmas tree.

twine wrapped star ornament on a table

They can be used to decorate a wreath, hang from a shelf, or adorn a length of garland.

They also make great gift toppers. Simply attach them to your packages along with a kraft paper name tag and some jute twine ribbon and you’ll have a package to envy.

If the twine/cord you’ve chosen for this project is conducive to a memorial day, 4th of july, or labor day theme don’t put these ornaments away after Christmas.

Keep them around to decorate for these other holidays as well.

Variations For This Project

It’s simple enough to change the look of these ornaments.

twine wrapped star ornaments lined up on a table

You can use any type of string, cord, or twine that appeals to you to make this project. Baker’s twine, butcher’s twine, satin cord, ribbon, hemp cord, sisal cord, leather cord, and yarn are all great choices.

I’m planning to make a few using a thick chunky wool yarn. And I can’t wait to see how they turn out. I think they’re going to be great.

You can also change the look of this piece by choosing an alternative adornment for the front of it.

Maybe a mini snowflake. Or a jingle bell, a bow, a pom pom, or a little sprig of berries.

So, rummage through your craft totes and see what you can find to put together this ornament in your very own style.

How To Store This Ornament

Storing this ornament doesn’t require any special measures.

red twine wrapped star ornament on a table

You can wrap it in some tissue paper and put it in a box with the rest of your ornaments. But do wrap it in a little paper to keep it from getting all frumped up.

pinnable image for twine wrapped star ornament

If you try this project and love it, please give it 5 stars! It supports my work more than you may realize, and I appreciate that a great deal!

You can also show your support by tagging me on Facebook @sustainableslowliving and/or Instagram @slowlivingbydianegail when you post a pic of your finished piece.

twine wrapped star ornament on a table


Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

This simple, rustic, twine wrapped star ornament is easy to make. It's budget friendly and everyone loves it!


  • Cardboard
  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Jute Twine
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Small Metal Stars or Wooden Buttons


  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot Glue Gun


  1. Trace a star shape onto a piece of cardboard using a star shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Cut the shape out of the cardboard.
  3. Cut a 6" piece of twine and hot glue it to the back of the star, in a loop shape.
  4. Attach jute twine to the back of the star with hot glue.
  5. Wrap the star completely in twine. Cover all the edges.
  6. Glue the end of the twine securely onto the back of the star.
  7. Adorn the front of the ornament with a small metal star or a small wooden button.

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