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Twinkle, Twinkle, Cardboard Star
These little ornaments will add sparkle and glimmer to your Christmas tree! Paint them silver or gold or cover them with glitter, and they will be real eye-catchers on your Christmas evergreen. And, trust us, you will be surprised at how snazzy cardboard looks once it is painted metallic.
Supplies & Tools:
- Printable template (download here)
- Cutting mat
- Hot glue gun & glue (optional)
- Cardboard, plus extra to protect painting surface
- Gold spray paint
- Fishing line (or other clear string)
*You may need extra X-Acto blades.
- Print the template and cut out the star.
- Trace the star onto cardboard twice.
- Place cutting mat on a flat surface.
- Using ruler and X-Acto, cut out the stars. First cut along the outline, and then cut out the niche.
- On ONE star (yes, only one of them) poke a small hole about 0.25" from the edge with the pin. Use the template as a reference, if you like. Set pin aside.
- Take stars, large piece of scrap cardboard (or newspaper), gold spray paint and go to a well-ventilated area.
- Spray stars with paint, allow to them dry, flip them over, and then paint the reverse side. As you paint, try to paint the edges as well.
- Once the stars are completely dry, cut a piece of fishing line about 8" long. Pull the string through the hole that you made in step 5, and tie a knot.
- Interlock the pieces together and hang on your tree!
Note: If the pieces are loose, you can use a little bit of hot glue to stick them together. (After all, a little bit of hot glue is an elf’s best friend!)
- Now you star ornament is done.
- To make sure you don’t cut into the star, always cut away from the star’s center.
- If your edges are hairy, you might need to use a new blade on your X-Acto.