Sometimes your wreath looks like it needs a little something, or you have a bare spot above the mantel just crying out for some decoration;
Country style decor copper wire stars might be just the thing!
To start, you'll need some needle nose pliers, side cutters, and some lengths of copper wire.
Use different thicknesses for a rich look and to make smaller and larger sizes.
Don't cut the wire until the end, because it's easier to make sure you have a long enough piece that way.
Copper wire is a strange material; if it's messed with too much it stiffens up - learn how to anneal copper wire and make it more pliable.
With the needlenose pliers, grasp the wire about three inches (8cm) from one end, and bend it. Move the pliers about 2" (5 cm) and bend it again. Continue until you have several bends like this.
For a five pointed star, which is my preference, you'll need 9 bends in total.
Stretch out the bends, and adjust them to make the five points.
The two loose ends can be cut to the same length, and twisted together, and finished with the pigtail technique on this page.
String several together, either by threading them on a long wire, or by actually making them interlinked.
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