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Shimmering Paper Star Tree Topper

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Since I made everything for my tree, I decided that I needed to make the tree topper as well. This was fairly simple to make once I got the technique down and learned how to hold my hot glue gun without gluing me. This is a very time consuming project so patience is mandatory! Find your zen! Also, you will have glitter EVERYWHERE. There is just no getting around that. 
 
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Step 1:

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What you'll need:

Mod Podge
Glitter
Hot Glue Gun
3D Cardboard/Paper Star
A Knife
Book Pages

Step 2:

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First you'll need to CAREFULLY cut the 3D star in half. I found that a combination of scissors & knife work well.

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Ta-da! Now you have to halves! Or a front & a back. This is important in case your tree is one that can be viewed from all sides, or if you mess up on one side.

Now you are going to coat a small edge in the modge podge. You can use glue as well, but I already had the mod podge out so I used that instead. I like to keep things as easy as possible.

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Once you have the mod podge/glue around the edge, put some glitter on it! Now, this is your tree topper so you can decide how you want your star to look. I had 6 glitters that all kind of matched each other. So I decided to fade from dark to light. you can do your star in 1 color, or 4 colors, or whatever you want.

Keep going until your star is filled. Then set it aside and let it dry and tackle the other half!

This is why you do both halves. My star on the left (in the last picture) turned out much better. So I had a choice as to which will be the front. I like having options.
depotdevoid2 years ago
Very pretty! It's an excellent result from such simple materials.
iamkeebler (author)  depotdevoid2 years ago
thanks!