This pretty thing was found on the great creative compendium that is Craftster. While the creator of the project used copper wire, I think it could be made out of a variety of materials--she just notes that you should stick to something that would be easy to bend and hammer. I'd have to skip the hammering part. I don't think the neighbors would like it too much.
Rustic star ornament in about 15 minutes - OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS