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Step 1: Supplies
For the painting, I used Krylon® Short Cuts® Gold Leaf, Krylon® Glitter Blast, and Krylon Crystal Clear Gloss
Step 2: Print and cut
Once you've printed them out, cut out around the whole shape and the little black line in the middle.
Note: the file looks different because I updated it with the instructions on the page itself.
Also, I made the template as big as I could for a letter-size piece of paper. This makes a big star, about 17" wide. Since others would likely want smaller stars, I also made 2 other PDFs at 66% (11.5") and 50% (8.5") the size of the original. This allows for more pieces to be printed on each sheet.
Step 3: Fold 'em
In the PDF, the folds are marked with red and blue lines. The blue lines are valley folds and the red lines are mountain folds.
Since I'm using thick paper, I used a bone folder to score the paper first. This helps a lot and is well worth the few bucks it costs.
Step 4: Gluing
With the pieces ready to go, apply glue to the top of the two flaps that are now sticking off of the bottom of the star point. Connect the star point to the next star point, as sen in the second picture, and press together until the glue is holding it together. Repeat until you have all 5 pieces together, like in the third picture.
Step 5: Completing the star
I've seen other ways of doing this, but for me, I only glue the bottom inch or so of the remaining flaps and then squeeze that together. It works.
Step 6: Paint!
- Krylon® Short Cuts®
- Krylon® Glitter Blast™
- Krylon® Crystal Clear Gloss
Step 7: Top the tree!
Thanks for checking this out and happy holidays!