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The History of the Barn Star
The Barn Star originated from German farmers who would hang a star shaped decoration on their barns. Although these stars were fairly common, their meaning was widely varied. Similar to horseshoes, some could also be used as branding or trademark of the builder of the barn. Others simply liked the visual look of the stars and used them purely as decoration.

Barn Stars in America can be traced back to the 1700's but were most popular after the Civil War. the first barn stars were built directly into the barn, and later were a separate piece made from wood. More recently, barn stars were constructed from roofing tiles to give them a rough finish.

Today, most barn stars are made by local craftsmen from thin steel. The present day barn star can now be seen in homes, businesses, and buildings of all kinds and are considered an outward sign of good luck and good fortune!

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Barn Star - 16" Barn Star - 25"
Barn Star - 16" Barn Star - 25"
This is a 16" Barn Star. This star was made by local craftsman from thin steel and has been powder coated in your choice of 4 colors. This is a 25" Barn Star. This star was made by local craftsman from thin steel and has been powder coated in your choice of 4 colors.
Barn Star - 40" Barn Star - 52"
Barn Star - 40" Barn Star - 52"
This is a 40" Barn Star. This star was made by local craftsman from thin steel and has been powder coated in your choice of 4 colors. This is a 52" Barn Star. This star was made by local craftsman from thin steel and has been powder coated in your choice of 4 colors.