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
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
Step 3: Glue
Step 4: Cut Wax Paper Accordingly.
*Note: if you are not using lights, feel free to skip this step.
Step 5: Paint
Step 6: Attach Wax Paper
Step 7: Attach Back.
Step 8: Attach Doorstopin
Step 9: Add Light!
That is until the thought occurred to me that THE LIGHT BULB WAS REALLY HOT AND OH MY GOODNESS THIS STAR IS MADE OF PAPER AND WAX?!?! AM I TRYING TO BURN DOWN MY ENTIRE HOUSE?!?!?!?!
So instead I decided to use some LED Christmas lights (that are smaller and give off much less heat) that I had to stick in through the back with a method demonstrated in the pictures. This worked magnificently.
You can use other methods for attaching lights but I highly suggest the method demonstrated just to ensure that you do not have a burned down house this Christmas.
Step 10: Top the Tree!
Then sit down and let the twinkling lights of your Christmas tree memorize you.
Be careful to never let these lights run overnight or when no one is in the room. The star is made of paper, after all, and although the lights are not likely to set your tree topper aflame during short periods of time, all lights conduct heat and it is highly possible that if given all night or any other extended amount of time, the paper could catch fire.
That being said, feel free to enjoy your new tree topper and have a safe and happy holiday!