How to Make a 3D Star Ornament

Overview

If you want to decorate your Christmas tree with homemade ornaments, consider making your own 3D star. Customizing your tree with homemade items can make it even more special. In the past, many people decorated their trees with wooden toys, dried fruits, cookies and various homemade goods. The North Star, a symbol of Christmas, is often used in Christmas decorations today, and it is easy to make your own 3D star with a few simple materials.

Step 1

Draw a star shape on a piece of paper. Make the star at least 3 to 4 inches tall.

Step 2

Cut out the star shape. Trace this star shape twice on the yellow foam core board.

Step 3

Use the scissors to cut out the two yellow stars. Ensure that you cut off any rough edges with a sharp knife.

Step 4

Cut a vertical 1/2 to 2/3 inches long slit on the bottom of each star between two points. Do not cut the star in half, but simply make a straight line. Both slits on each star need to be the same length and cut in the same area.

Step 5

Line the stars up together with each slit. Press the stars together so that each slit lines up, and press them together so the stars attach to each other. You may need to make the slit longer to make the two stars become one three-dimensional star.

Step 6

Punch a hole in the top of the star ornament. This will allow you to hang it from the Christmas tree. Place the ornament hook through the hole and add it to your tree.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Yellow foam core
  • Ornament marker
  • Sharp knife
  • Hole punch
  • Ornament hook

References

  • EnchantedLearning.com: 3D Star Craft
  • JennyHarada.com: Holiday Card Star
  • HighHopes.com: 5 Point Star
Keywords: making 3D star, how to make a star ornament, Christmas ornament craft

About this Author

Angie Marie is a Charleston, SC writer with five years experience. Marie is a recent college graduate from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising, and worked as a reporter for The West Virginia Standard in 2007. She has considered cooking a passion that traces back to her early youth, and constantly tries new recipes.

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