How to Make a Star Bicycle Chain Ornament

Lately we have been getting a bit crafty here at Schwinn. With our recent trips to renegade and the spirit of the Holidays in full swing it seemed time to give it a go and try getting craft ourselves; after all we do have the spare bicycle parts laying around! But we wanted you to share in the fun too! This holiday season we created four tutorials with step by step directions so you can recreate all the projects too!

Star Ornament:

If there was such a thing as a classic  repurposed bicycle DIY Holiday project this would be it. The star ornament is easier than it looks; however, it is vital to have the right tools.


For this project you will need:

Step 1. If you are using an old chain, it is a good idea to de-grease and clean the chain before you begin. If you don't have any de-greaser readily available dish soap works to remove the grease as well.

Step 2. Measure out five (5) full links. Then push out the pin on the fifth link with your chain breaker.

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Step 3. Use your pliers to push the pin into the last chain link. Your chain should be attached liked a circle. Don't worry that it isn't in a star shape yet, that is what the super glue is for.

Step 4. Form your chain into the shape of a star with each link pointing out as one of the 5 points of the star. Then super glue the joints ofthe star together so that it well keep its shape. (I used a glue gun, because I tend to create disaster zones with super glue).


Step 5 (Optional). Spray paint your star. We chose to spray paint our's gold for a more personal touch.

Step 6. Use a wire hook or string  looped through one of the star's points in order to hang your star.

Click here to learn how to make a wreath ornament, snowflake mobile, or a holiday bicycle wheel wreath!

Happy Holidays,

-Samantha C