Christmas Tree Star


I've been waiting a long time for my daughter to be interested in topping our Christmas tree
She finally told me we needed a star
so we made this

Here's how we did it!

I found a star template online that I liked.
I really liked the look of this six-point star
I traced it onto some cardboard and cut the stars out
Next, the girls covered a toilet paper roll in aluminum foil
then we stapled the top closed
this is the base of our star
Miss C covered the aluminum foil with tissue paper squares and Mod Podge
 While we were waiting for the base to dry, we decided to dye some yarn
We put yarn in a bowl
added a few drops of food coloring
and a little bit of water
They soaked overnight
Next, I drew lines from each point on the star
 Then connected the points
and cut it out
When our yarn was dry
C hot-glued it onto the star
I trimmed the edges and hot-glued the two star halves together
C and A covered the star with aluminum foil just like they did with the toilet paper roll
 Then, they covered the aluminum foil with tissue paper and Mod Podge
 Here is the star with wet Mod Podge
 Here it is all dry
 We hot-glued the star to the star base and topped our tree
I think it's gorgeous
It compliments our colorful tree perfectly
What do you top your tree with?

25 comments:

  1. Love it and it will be a great memory in the future!

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  2. What a beautiful ornament, such a creative work! Loved it :)

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  3. really cute! We have a homemade angel on top of our tree.

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  4. This is just beautiful! And I love that the girls were involved in every part of the process.

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  5. How pretty! I've never seen anything like this - thanks for the tutorial as well!

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  6. What a great star - I am now going to have to search out for Mod Podge as love the way it has added a gleam to the dry star.

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  7. I agree 100%, this is gorgeous! What a fabulous job you all did.

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  8. That is so stinkin' cool!! I LOVE THIS! Such a unique and one-of-a-kind star!

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  9. Wow- You are over-the-top creative. I would have NEVER thought to do this. Beautiful!

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  10. What a beautiful handmade star and such a creative process. You are so talented!

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  11. I love this a lot and its so unique!! Beautiful star!!!

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  12. Wow! That looks great on top of your tree. I love the colors and the way the foil gives it a sheen.

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  13. I like it minus the dying the yarn part- thought it was messy and pointless, why not use colored yarn?

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  14. Thanks for the question Anon. The only reason we didn't use colored yarn is because I didn't have any on hand, so we made our own :)

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone!

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  15. Gorgeous star! I love the tissue-over-foil shimmer.

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  16. It is beautiful but what on Earth is mod-podge?

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  17. Oh man! Mod Podge is an amazing water based product that seals, finishes and glues almost anything to anything! Here is there site http://www.plaidonline.com/mod-podge/brand/home.htm and also, here is a blog that is all about Mod Podge http://www.modpodgerocksblog.com/

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  18. What a beautiful star. We do not have one on our tree either. I will have to wait for my daughter to make one just like this!

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  19. I saw this on Crafty Crow. This year I decided not to bring out our tree ornaments, instead our girls would make all of them. My little one had been dismayed that we didn't have a star on top. This turned out to be a great project for her! Thank you so much! I opted for watered down white glue with glitter added as who knows where my mod podge is, and I skipped the yarn part. But, like your photo, the colors of our star really play off the colors of our ornaments. Thanks again!

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