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Michaels Dream Tree Challenge {DIY Tree Topper}

I'm so excited to share my glitter star tree topper with you. It is super easy to make and only requires a few supplies. The best part is that with a little imagination you can make this as fancy or as simple as you would like.

  • Poster Paper (craft paper could also be used)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Glue
  • Items for decorating (i.e. glitter, paint, beads, paper scraps...)
To start out you will need to cut your paper into two squares of the same size. My squares are 17" x 17" but you can make your own star larger or smaller. (Or have the kids make and decorate a bunch of smaller ones to use as ornaments)

Fold one of the papers in half (1) then unfold and fold in half the other way (2). Now fold the paper diagonally (3), unfold and fold it diagonally the other way (4).

On your horizontal and vertical lines, make a mark slightly less than half way to the center.

Cut your horizontal and vertical lines up to the mark that you made and fold each of the flaps in toward the center.

Now overlap the flaps and glue them together. Do this to the remaining sides.

Your star should now look something like this

Do the same with your second piece of paper to make two stars. Once you have both stars made, glue them back to back. I forgot to take a photo of this step but you can scroll down to the finished photo for a reference.

Now it is time to decorate your star. I painted mine white (It would have been better to use white paper but they were all out) then I covered it in glue and sprinkled some glitter on it.

To attach the star to the tree I used a long wooden rod and stuck it though one of the gaps in the back of the star then I shoved the other end of the wooden rod down into my tree.

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  1. love this over the year our tree has been topped with stars, angels and even santa. Never such an elegant star as this how lovely
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  2. Thank you for the tutorial! We made your star for our tree! this is our first ever tree topper and we absolutely love it! Thank you! We just did not cover it in glitter because our other decorations are matte. Therefore white poster paper worked great!
    here is a picture of it

    1. aamaksimchuk, your tree is beautiful!! Thank you for linking back to my tutorial. I'm so glad that you found it useful.


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