Barn Star and Hex Kits

Among the rolling hills of Pennsylvania,  you will find barns with colorful symbols and stars.  These beautiful painted signs are called hexes and barn stars.  The Pennsylvania Dutch hung them on their barns to bring blessings to their families.  Some of the symbols brought protections, some sun and rain, some were thought to bring happiness and success.  

New to our Tweetle Dee Barn Star and Hex Collection are eight beautiful hexes.  Each design is available as a Ready To Paint Kit or alone as pre-drawn round board.  

Unity Star Barn Hex

The Unity Star or the Twelve Point Star is one of my personal favorites.  The way the colors spin into each other creates the illusion of a kaleidoscope.  The Twelve Points represented the twelve apostles of Christ.  Each color also represents a value or blessing sought, so as they all twist together, you can see the symbolism of unity.  We have had the Unity Star Barn Hex hanging on our home for many years, as it is the one blessing I seek for my large family with all of our different needs and personalities.  

Bounteous Blessings Barn Hex

The Bounteous Blessings Barn Hex is an original Tweetle Dee design.  I choose the center of stars to symbolize good luck.  The hearts symbolize the blessing of love and flowers the prospect of growth and renewal.  I love painting this design and I am so happy to be able to share it with you.

1849 Barn Star 

The 1849 Star is a replica of one of the oldest visible barn hexes painted onto a barn.  The six points represent the six day of creation from the Bible.  Being a creator, this star has a special meaning to me.  Particularly the way the colors flip-flop from the center to the outside.  Creating is meant to be a changing process, one where you begin with a concept and as the artist, you sometime evolve with your creation and come up with something very different than what you began with.   I love the old colors in this design, all of which are a part of our Prairie Paint line.

Eight Point Barn Hex

The Eight Point Star represented the resurrection of Christ, as He rose on the first day of the week following his death.  It symbolizes renewal and new beginnings.  Painted in different colors can also bring an added blessing sought in the hex with the color references below;

Yellow - Abundance
Orange - Energy and Creativity
Red - Love and Connection
Pink - Love 
Purple - Intuition and Spiritual Ties
Blue - Peace and Protection
Green - Growth and Renewal
Black - To Bind Together
White - Purity

Danish Blessings Barn Hex

The Danish Blessings Barn Hex is also an original design by us at Tweetle Dee and brings together the symbols of growth in the flowers and leaves, the brightness of the yellows in wishing for abundance, red in love, blue for peace, green for growth and the black circle in the sun to bind both heaven and earth together.  All things that are important to my heart.  Besides, being a Danish girl the design reminds me of the Pennsylvania Dutch Hexes I grew up seeing, so home is always close.

I hope you can see from this post why I am drawn to the Hexes and Barn Stars of the area I call home.  In painting them, gifting them, and placing them on my home, I know the meaning behind what I painted and what I wish for my family and friends who come to my home.

I hope that you will go look at our collection of Barn Stars and Hexes in both our Ready to Paint Boards and Barn Star Hex Kits.  The kits come with all the colors and instructions to paint your own hexes.  As always, I can't wait to see what you choose.  

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