Ribbon Wrapped Barn Star

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Luckily I have a few projects saved up from before our miracle came, so I can still share things with you.

I kinda have a thing for barn stars. I’m not sure what it is about them, but I’m finding that I really like using them in my home decor. Any time I see a barn star on sale, I buy it, just knowing that I will find a great place for it. Or that if I can’t, at least I will be ready for the 4th of July! 🙂

I found this rusty barn star on clearance last year. I wanted to use it in my living room decor. It was the perfect size, but I did not like the finish it came with. Fake looking rust with weird stripe marks on it. No thank you! I wanted to dress it up and make it a little more formal. Spray paint to the rescue!

diy-decoratingFirst I sprayed it with a coat of primer. Then I sprayed it with a few coats of Antique White Spray Paint.diy-decorating
I bought a couple yards of 1 1/2″ wide ribbon to embellish it with. I cut one piece and wrapped it around the middle, attaching it to the back with hot glue. I tied the longer piece into a bow and hot glued it to the front.

Here it is hanging above the shelf where I put my coffee filter roses. I love how the ribbon adds a pop of color.
So much better than the original, doncha think? Remember when you’re out shopping for home decor, that it is shape and size that matter. Ugly colors can always be painted or covered with fabric. I’ve found so many treasures that I would have walked past years ago before I understood the power of spray paint.


  1. Love it! I’ve been looking for one of those to put on one of my living room walls…the room is huge so I still have a bunch of blank walls to deal with. Thanks for sharing!

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