View File to PrintThis Light-up Rustic Star art created by Sarah for Craft Warehouse is a perfect piece of farmhouse decor with an extra twist. This piece would look great on a deck, an entryway, near the wet bar, or for a kids room or man cave. The lights are battery operated so no need to plug in. Color the wood the color that works for your decor. The stars come in different colors as well and in different sizes. WE used a 12 x 12 board here, but you could create this smaller or larger. All supplies available at Craft Warehouse (except drill). Watch the video below to see how it’s done.



Supply List:

  • 12×12 unfinished wood board (CAL-272)
  • 11” Silver 3D Star (318-70151)
  • LED Lights 20 ct Cool White Battery Operated (SIE 822)
  • Folk Art Milk Paint color: New England Red
  • Chalky Paint Color: Everlasting
  • Foam Brush
  • Foam Wedge
  • Drill and 3/16” Drill bit
  • Glue Gun
  • Sanding Block
  • 12×12 scrapbook paper



  1. Draw an 11 3/4” circle (I used a bowl, but you can use a lid or anything circular)
  2. Cut your circle out, then fit star on the center of the paper and draw your metal star so you can plan where your hole will go for the lights.
  3. Draw 18 dots around your circle where you’re going to drill, keep in mind the sides of your board is about 1/4” and you don’t want your holes going into the side panel of the board.
  4. Drill 18 holes, then sand lightly so holes aren’t rough.
  5. Paint board using milk paint. I only needed one coat.
  6. While your board is drying, paint your star white with chalky paint using a sponge and lightly dabbing paint onto the star. I did 2 coats and let it dry completely before the second coat.
  7. Place lights through the hole from back to front starting at the bottom hole. To hold lights in place use your glue gun on the back side of the board, placing glue over the back of the light cord.
  8. Hold light in place till glue dries. (hint: I used a mini fan to speed up the process)
  9. Repeat for the rest of the lights.
  10. Once the star has dried lightly sand and attach it to the board by hanging it with a nail.