I recently saw in the Lowe's Creative Magazine a twine star that I wanted to replicate but after reading the reviews I wasn't sure. I then stumbled across this blog and she had a very cute idea for an ornament. I decided to combine the two ideas to make my own.
Lay the wood shims on a flat surface in a star pattern. Make sure to arrange the shims so the thin end on one shim rests on the thick end of the other.
After you lay the shims in the right configuration, mark their placement with a pencil so when you start to glue they will remain in the right placement.
At each place where the shims overlap, apply wood glue and press the shims together. Use weights to press the wood pieces together for 45 minutes.
Once dry you can now start to wrap it with twine or leave it natural. I think it would look great left natural or painted. I chose to cut off some of the squareness of the edges, so the star ends could resemble more of a point. I made a few cuts...the thin parts I cut with my x-acto knife the thicker ends I used a hand saw.