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Martha's Glittered Star Tree Topper

Learn how to make her glittery gold-star tree topper for your own evergreen.

Martha's Glittered Star Tree Topper

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Martha's vintage green-blue tree is full like a shared fir and has removable branches, and sparkles with a mix of vintage and new green, blue, and gold balls.

materials

  • Single-thick chipboard (#13115-2222), 22-by-28 inches, from Blick Art Materials, dickblick.com

  • Gold acrylic paint

  • Craft knife

  • Cutting mat

  • Flat dowel

  • Tape

  • Bone folder

  • Straight edge

  • Hot-glue gun

steps

  1. Cut out and fold stars: print the star template. Tape pages together; cut out shape. Trace template twice onto chipboard. Cut out stars with a craft knife on a cutting mat. Using a bone folder and a straight edge, score stars along dotted lines, front and back, connecting opposite points and indents. Fold at each point-to-point line using bone folder. Flip stars over; fold at each indent-to-indent line using bone folder.

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  2. Glue 1 star to chipboard: place 1 star on a piece of chipboard. Use your hand to maintain folded shape while applying hot glue along star's edges. Cut out backed star with craft knife, trimming excess glue along edge.

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  3. Attach flat dowel and second star: secure a flat dowel to star backing with hot glue. Set second star on top of backing. Working in sections, join edges with hot glue. Trim excess glue with craft knife.

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  4. Paint and glitter star: paint star and dowel with gold acrylic paint; let dry. Working in sections, coat star with craft glue. Sprinkle with gold glass glitter; let dry.

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