Wood Shim Stars & Bursts

I can’t stop working with wood shims – they are my new favorite crafting material…

These shim stars are quite easy to make — the kids can help.

For this project you will need: wood shims (I used long and short, Home Depot) and a glue gun.

Just glue the shims together to create a burst or star shape – so easy, these take a few minutes to make.

I prefer to leave these natural, but you could paint or stain them if you like. Also, you could have the kids draw on a design with markers or decorate with glitter, pinecones, buttons, etc..

You could hang one on your front door too.

You could spray paint these gold or silver – anything goes!

I added a battery-operated light set to my burst.

If you like this project, you may like my Shim Wreath and my Shim Planter.


  1. Alessandra  November 24, 2013

    xxxxx Ale