Before I share these easy star anise wreaths let’s talk about what star Anise is, what do you think?
What is Star Anise?
Star Anise is a Spice?
Star Anise is beautiful and has spicy middle notes of cinnamon.
Have you ever wondered how to use star anise? I never gave it much thought however I have always been curious about its star shape.
So, using star anise as craft elements in our home came naturally to me. Why? Well, I love nature in our home, especially for fall and the holiday season.
These items namely consist of pine cones, dried oranges, orange slices, acorns, nuts, and even sticks. I add these to our home from fall through winter.
I have also preserved many of these and added them to our fall, Christmas, and winter home decorations every year.
Can You Decorate With Anise?
Should You Add Star Anise to Decor?
Of course, you can!
- How about adding these spiced stars to citrus slices and adding twine or jute and hanging them from your Christmas tree? Or, some of the anise stars coupled with small pine cones, berry twists, and wire ribbon for a front door wreath.
- Wrap the anise around a soft vanilla large double wick candle with a thin wired ribbon. This is perfect for a coffee table as a centerpiece. Can you imagine the beautiful smell during the winter months? The combination will be AMAZING!
- Add these to the edge mason jars with floral wire coupled with cinnamon sticks. Add a tea light or flameless votive candle. This will be so festive with Christmas decorations on your dining room table.
- Also, for an easy DIY make a pretty delicate garland. Of course, I did find a great garland for you!
- Imagine the smell of orange slices on the Christmas tree!
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Supplies to Put A Star Anise Wreath Together
Items to Put the Anise Wreaths Together
- Star Anise 25 per wreath for an 8-inch wreath
- Black wreath hoops, foam wreath forms, or metal wreath forms
- Ribbon or burlap ribbon to wrap metal wreath hoop or Styrofoam wreath form
- Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun
- rubber fingertips
- Velvet ribbon, silk ribbon, burlap ribbon, or lace ribbon for hanging
Step 1: Wrap the Wreath Forms with Ribbon
First thing plug in the hot glue gun. Add a dab of glue to the end of the ribbon and hold to set the glue. Now wrap the metal or foam wreath forms with the ribbon and add a dab of glue to the end of the ribbon to attach. By the way, this is the longest part of these star-anise smaller wreaths.
Step 2: Gluing the Anise Pieces to the Base
Begin adding hot strong craft glue to the back of an anise star and place it on the wreath base. Hold it for a moment until each piece is set.
Because these vary in size and they will be larger size star anise and smaller pieces to glue I recommend setting your glue gun on a low setting. Setting the heat of your glue gun on low will help to avoid burning your fingertips for this easy craft.
Also, when gluing you will notice above the anise are offset. This is so they can easily be added to the wreath frame.
Where Can I Hang a Rustic Star Anise Christmas Wreath?
Where to Hang These Small Wreaths
There are many places to hang smaller wreaths
- Hang them from the back of dining room chairs. You’ll notice this was my plan for my 8-inch anise wreaths
- These will be pretty inside an elegant wood or painted wood frame
- Also think about hanging these from Christmas door decor, a piece of a gate, architectural pieces
- This is a perfect size wreath to hang from a china cabinet, armoire handles, or leaning inside a bookcase or open shelves for year-round home-fragrancing.
- Hang mini wreaths on decorative hooks in a mud room or the entranceway of your home
- Lastly, layer these small-size wreaths inside a larger wreath or medium size wreath to create a different look in your kitchen or family room.
No Sew Stockings and FREE Pattern
Package of 5 black wreath forms
Great black burlap ribbon for wrapping bases of wreaths
Beautiful ribbon for hanging these when finished
The most important pieces for these pretty wreaths
My favorite glue gun!
20 thoughts on “Easy Star Anise Wreath”
Good Monday morning sweet friend. This is unique and love it on the back of the chairs. Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming so quickly. Have a good start to the new week. Hugs to Reeses and Peanut. xoxo Kris
Good morning Cindy! I love this wreath! Such a beautiful piece to use not only for Thanksgiving but for Christmas as well. Thank you for sharing!
Actually, I made 6 of them to hang on my dining room chairs for Christmas
Honestly, would never have thought of this. Love it!
Thanks Carol. I love them!
They look lovely on the backs of the chairs.
Thank you so much Gail!
These are charming! Excellent craft idea Cindy.
I love these Maria. Thank you so much!
Cindy, these wreaths are so sweet and look amazing on the back of your dining room chairs! It’s such a simple DIY but makes a huge impact! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Donna. I love anything natural
Love this and how you display it on the back of a chair!
Thanks so much Marie!
This is so pretty, Cindy! I love the elegant way it hangs from the back of your chair with that beautiful satin ribbon. It’s just gorgeous sweet friend! Loving and pinning as always, CoCo
This is so delicate and pretty. Love the colours and simplicity of it.
Such a pretty wreath, Cindy! Simply perfect!