DIY Christmas Star Tree Toppers

DIY Christmas star tree toppers

So are you ready to see how to make DIY Christmas star tree toppers?

I made different size Christmas tree toppers because I plan to use these on three of our trees. I know three Christmas trees. Two are main trees and the other is for one of several small trees I use in different areas of our home.

There are many different ways to use a star during Christmas.

For example, think about making star DIY Christmas ornaments using wooden stars and hanging these from your tree. This is also a great way to get the whole family involved and make memories together!

And how about making smaller stars and making these into a garland and stringing it on on your Christmas tree? Or how about hanging it from the mantle to create a festive fireplace?

Also, make DIY paper stars from brown paper bags. These were all the rage last Christmas.

Another example smaller stars, spray paint them silver and use them for a gift topper. The best part about making these for Christmas gifts is the gift receiver can hang them on their tree next year. When they see this hanging on their tree branch they will remember you making these handmade gifts, especially for them!

Shopping for Pieces to Make These Simple Toppers

Shopping for the Pieces to Make Simple Toppers

Step 1: Shop for the Supplies

Next, I began shopping for pieces I needed to make my Christmas decorations for my trees. 

My first step was to buy wood stars and print free Christmas music sheet pintables and cut the paper into a star shape.

Craft Supplies Needed:

  • Mod Podge
  • sponge brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors or decoupage scissors
  • craft tinsel on the roll
  • card stock
stars cut out
Stars cut out

Step 2: Adding the Star Shape Paper to the Wood Pieces

Now, using the sponge brush, add Mod Podge to the back of the image. Also, it’s particularly important the points of the stars have great coverage from the Mod Podge.

Immediately, add the image to the top of your star. Here’s a great tip I have learned with Mod Podge!

Tip When Decoupaging:

Ready for this tip? Always keep a roll of plastic wrap with you when decoupaging. Specifically, because it’s the secret to never getting creases or tears in anything getting applied to a project. It works like dream every time!

Immediately grab the piece of plastic wrap and smooth out the image on the wood star tree topper. After it is smooth pick up the plastic wrap. If for some reason there’s still a bubble or wrinkle, continue smoothing the image and I guarantee it becomes smooth.

Because our tree can be seen from both sides of our home these star toppers are double-sided. I think makes these a very professional look, don’t you?

Step 3: Adding the Garland to The Edges of the Christmas Stars

Next, begin adding the thin craft garland to the simple stars for the Christmas tree toppers.

First, measure, a section of the star from point to point and cut the garland.

Now, add a thin line of glue to the outer edge. Press the garland lightly to adhere. Continue until you completely cover the edges of the star crafts.

pushing the tinsel into to glue

Step 4: Print and Cut the Graphic Images of Your Choice for These Christmas Crafts

Next step, I purchased vintage graphics from this shop on Etsy. By the way, some of these are affiliate links. What does this mean?

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These are budget-friendly and add little cost to this Christmas star DIY.

Using my printer, I print my images 3×5. The next step, cut out the vintage image. Here’s when I recommend using decoupage scissors or a pair of scissors to cut an intricate design. These scissors are truly very sharp which makes them great to cut images that have this much detail.

Now turn the images over and add Mod Podge again. Carefully pick them up and add them to each Christmas tree star. Because the images are small and delicate, I recommend patting the graphics with your fingertips.

Step 5: Adding Silver to The Edges of The Project

Generally, I would have added silver wax or silver paint before the craft garland. However, I didn’t realize until I was finished it was needed. It’s not a problem, I used a small stencil brush to add silver gilding wax to the edges of the tree toppers.

Step 6: Making The Tree Topper Stands For My Trees

Making the stand for these Christmas tree toppers is extremely easy. Because a coil is needed to place these on the Christmas trees, use a tapered candle, and wrap a thick piece of copper wire to form a base. This can be found at any home improvement store.

Lastly, after making my coil to use for the Christmas season, I added silver wax using a stencil brush and let it dry overnight. You can also use silver or pewter spray paint.

adding silver to the stand

I can’t wait to add these to our Christmas trees. These look exactly how I envisioned and saw online. And these have different images and are cost-effective!

I hope you enjoyed this post on how to make DIY Christmas tree toppers. Do you think you will give this easy idea a try for your Christmas home decor? I’d love to read your thoughts and comments!

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38 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Star Tree Toppers

  1. This is so cool, Cindy! They look like they could be sold in the beautiful boutique shops of Paris. Love your style lady and your creativity too. This is just amazing! Hugs, loving and pinning CoCo

  2. I love this idea, Cindy! Thank you for the plastic wrap tip. I will be using it today for a project that I’m working on.

  3. So cute and clever, Cindy! It has such a traditional vibe and silver tinsel always reminds me of happy Christmases of my childhood. xo

  4. Cindy – I adore these vintage tree toppers!!! I am definitely going to make one and now you have inspired me to do a whole vintage tree and that has me really excited. It was fun blog hopping along with you!

  5. Your tree topper is beautiful and the plastic wrap tip is ‘tried and true’…I’ve been doing it for years! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

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