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    How to make a paper star for Christmas tree?

    Anyone know of a tutorial or instructions for making a paper star? I want to make one to go on the top of our tree, so it needs to be viewable from any direction.

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    http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot....ations-3d.html

    I'll bet you could do two exactly the same and cut little tabs on a few of the point so you could join them to make a star that you can see as a full star from both sides. I know I've seen a better tutorial for this, perhaps with a template, and perhaps with units rather than a scored full star, but I can't find it. I'll keep looking....

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvaHbiTJoa8

    That shows you how to fold and cut the already creased star from a square sheet of paper. Perhaps a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock will be a goof size for a tree topper?

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    I love love love the wreath

    This might be a bit big for a tree but I made this for Charmed Cards and Crafts and there is a template too
    http://dollysdreamings.typepad.com/d...mas-star-.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot....ations-3d.html

    I'll bet you could do two exactly the same and cut little tabs on a few of the point so you could join them to make a star that you can see as a full star from both sides. I know I've seen a better tutorial for this, perhaps with a template, and perhaps with units rather than a scored full star, but I can't find it. I'll keep looking....
    Thanks, MaryAnne. That's almost exactly what I was looking for! My poor humble little tree shall now have a star!
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    And Dolly, that was exactly the one I was looking for

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    i looked for a star for years and not liked any that i'd seen, until one year my brother had a go at me: you call yourself a craft person!? honestly woman: go make one. about 10 minutes later i had cut up a cereal box and covered it in foil - a stop gap you see - a star for my tree, but without having to think too hard.

    i still have it. and yes, every year it does look a bit more rubbish! hehehehe I look forward to making one of these so I have a proper "handmade" not "home-made" star... thanks for sharing!

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    Some things have to be believed to be seen.
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    Well, as I said, DD put her foot down and refuses to allow her angel on top of the tree (I think she was about 4 YO when I made it and is now 15, so I shouldn't be surprised!) so I had to make one of Dolly's yesterday. I scaled the template up so it fills an a4 sheet



    I made it from black cardstock, covered with some pretty starry kraft and silver wrapping paper I got from Paperchase a couple of years ago. I added some glitter and Stickles and a big gem (DD is ALLLLL about the bling!) and added a bit of wire hot glued to the back so I could wire it to the tree top.

    She gave it a big thumbs up!

    Now it's just cooking, cooking, and more cooking....

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