Hello, internet friends! With the holidays soon approaching (and funds lower than ever) I thought I might show you guys how to make a lighted tree 6 pointed star tree topper for no more than $10!!!
oh, you're not ready?
okay I'll wait...
OKAY NOW LETS GO!
Things you will need:
-an exacto knife
-metallic gold paint
-strand of white Christmas lights (LED preferred, and for simplicity try to avoid having more than 20 lights on your strand)
-classy christmas/holiday music
-funny hats (optional)
Step 1: Templates
Print out the templates I have provided below onto card stock or thick paper.
Cut out along the lines and use an exact-o knife to cut out the inside shapes. (You can skip this step if you'd like a star that doesn't light up)
Step 2: Fold
Once you have cut out all of the pieces, fold the sections along the remaining lines. This will give you four shapes that start to resemble parts of the star.
Step 3: Glue
Use wood or tacky glue to attach the tabs connecting the tops and bottoms of the star. This should leave you with two star shapes.
Step 4: Cut wax paper accordingly.
Use the front star plate to measure out kite shapes in the wax paper. These will later act as panels that diffuse the light within the star.
*Note: if you are not using lights, feel free to skip this step.
Step 5: Paint
Use gold, silver, or copper metallic paint to paint the front and back of your star. Let dry.
Step 6: Attach wax paper
Once the paint is dry, glue the wax paper panels to the inside of your star front. When finished, it should look like this.
Step 7: Attach back.
Use the tabs on both of your half-stars to glue the front to the back.