Christmas Star Tree Toppers DIY

DIY Christmas star tree toppers

Get ready for the easiest way to add a personalized touch to your Christmas tree with this Christmas star tree toppers DIY that look like you found them in an antique store. Whether you have one tree or several, creating different size Christmas tree toppers can bring charm to each one. Imagine the joy of making memories with the whole family while crafting each star ornament with paper stars from card stock added to wooden stars and hanging them on your tree as a star ornament or as the main Christmas star. 

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But why stop at Christmas tree toppers? Consider making smaller stars and transforming them into a beautiful garland to adorn your Christmas tree. You can also hang the garland from your mantle, instantly creating a festive fireplace. And if you’re feeling crafty, try making DIY paper stars using brown paper bags, a trend that was all the rage last year.

Another good way is to spray paint a smaller star-shaped silver and use it as a gift topper. Imagine making these simple stars, and adding them to each gift as a gift topper. The best part, of these handmade gifts is that family or friends can hang them on their tree next year. Every time they see these DIY Christmas ornaments hanging from a tree branch, they’ll be reminded of how you made this special gift just for them.

With these DIY Christmas star decorations, you can infuse your holiday decor with warmth, creativity, and the joy of creating Christmas crafts with the whole family. Let’s dive in and explore the wonderful world of handmade paper stars!

Answers To Most Asked Questions

How do I make a star ornament for my Christmas tree?

To make a star ornament for your Christmas tree, you’ll need cardstock, paper bags, scissors, glue, and some decorations like sparkles or markers. First, draw or print a star shape on card stock or paper and cut it out. Then, decorate the paper stars however you like. Add pretty colors with silver or white paint and a layer of glitter. Attach a string or ribbon to the top so you can hang it on your tree. It’s a fun and easy way to make your tree look special during the Christmas season!

What materials do I need to make a DIY star ornament?

Creating a DIY star ornament is a fun and creative project that requires just a few craft supplies. You’ll need some paper bags or card stock in your desired color, a pair of scissors for cutting, Mod Podge, craft glue, or a hot glue gun to assemble the star ornament. If you want to hang the ornament on your tree, you’ll also need a piece of ribbon, loop hanger, or string. With these craft supplies, you can beautiful paper stars that add a special touch to your Christmas decorations.

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Step 1: Craft Supplies Cutting Paper Stars

The first step, shopping for craft supplies needed to make these Christmas tree toppers.

I bought wood stars in a package of different size stars from Amazon, which is convenient during this busy time of year. 

The next step was buying card stock from the craft store with a music sheet graphic.  This is a great way to make paper stars for my star tree toppers.

Craft Supplies A Christmas Star:

  • Mod Podge
  • foam brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors or decoupage scissors to cut paper stars
  • craft tinsel on the roll
  • card stock or paper bags (paper stars)
  • wooden stars
shapes cut out
Stars cut out

Step 2: Crafting Magic: Christmas Star And Mod Podge!

Using the foam brush or a paintbrush, add Mod Podge to the back of the paper stars. Make sure the points of the stars are covered well with Mod Podge. 

Next step, add the paper stars to the top of your wooden stars.

Top Tip: Keep a roll of plastic wrap in your craft supplies for decoupaging. This is the easiest way to avoid getting creases or tears in any decoupage project. It works every time!

Grab a piece of plastic wrap and smooth out the paper on the stars by slowly moving the plastic wrap over the star tree topper. Make sure to smooth the point of the stars.  This will ensure the paper stars are attached well. 

If there’s still a bubble or wrinkle, continue smoothing the paper and I guarantee it becomes smooth.

These Christmas tree toppers are visible from both sides so I added the paper stars to the back as well. This gives each Christmas star a professional look.

Step 3: Holiday Bliss: A Garland Twist To Your Christmas Star

Add an extra touch with a craft garland to each star tree topper.

Measure a section of the garland from the points of the stars to the center line and cut the garland.

Add a thin line of hot glue with a hot glue gun set on low to the outer edge from the top tip to the center line of each Christmas star. Press the garland a little bit to adhere to the outer edge of each star tree topper.

Tip: Be careful when using a hot glue gun and make sure children and pets are not near to avoid burns.

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pushing-trim-down

Step 4: Picture-Perfect Holiday: Adding Graphics to Your Star Tree Topper

Next step, I purchased vintage graphics from this shop on Etsy to add to each Christmas star.

These cost a little bit of money and can be used in different ways such as handmade gifts, and various Christmas decorations. Add these as a gift topper, gift tags, coasters, and napkin rings by adding a small hole and jute or velvet ribbon for your dining table.

Using a printer, print images 3×5 and cut out the images. Adding these images to the paper stars gives them the look of being found in an antique store. 

For this next step, I recommend using decoupage scissors or a sharp pair of scissors to cut around the intricate design. These scissors are very sharp making this an easy way to cut images that have this much detail.

Turn the images over and add Mod Podge covering the out edge well and add them to each Christmas star. 

Since the images are small and delicate wrinkles shouldn’t be an issue, I recommend patting the graphics with your fingertips making sure their outer edge is attached well to each star tree topper. 

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Step 5: Shine Bright: Gilding The Edges Of Your Star Tree Topper

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 for the edges of each Christmas star. It’s not a problem, I used a small stencil brush to add silver gilding wax to the edges of the tree toppers.  

This was actually a great way to achieve the look that each Christmas star has from an antique store.

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adding-silver-color-the-wood-edge

Step 6: Crafting Custom Stands For Your Star Topper

Making the stand for these Christmas decorations is extremely easy. A coil is needed to place these on the Christmas trees, use a tapered candle, and wrap a thick piece of coated copper wire to form a base. This is an easy way to make a stand for each star tree topper. This can be found at any home improvement store.

After making my coil for each Christmas star, I added a little bit of silver wax using a stencil brush and let them dry overnight. You can also use silver or pewter spray paint. Doing this extra step adds to the look of these vintage Christmas decorations being found in an antique store.

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adding-silver-to-star-base

I can’t wait to add each Christmas star to our Christmas trees. These look exactly how I envisioned and have seen at an antique store online.

These have different images and each Christmas star is cost-effective to add in many ways to your Christmas decorations!

  • Christmas Decorations: Don’t add the coil and add these to Christmas decorations in a large bowl with fresh greenery, red berries, and other vintage ornaments for a rustic addition to your holiday decor.
  • Paper Stars: Make other paper stars from paper bags or card stock. Paper stars would be pretty in a basket with white-tip pinecones, berries, and other Christmas decorations such as cranberry garland and dried orange slices.
  • Small Stars: Buy small wooden stars add silver spray paint, Mod Podge, and glitter. These would be beautiful Christmas decorations to add to your holiday decor.
  • Add To A Tray: Add these different stars to a tray with glass beaded garland and star anise to continue the star theme for a pretty centerpiece on your dining table, coffee table, or entryway table. The woodsy aroma and the intricate design of the star anise will add a warm welcome for family and friends visiting during the Christmas season.
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I hope you enjoyed this post on how to make Christmas star tree toppers DIY. Do you think you will give this easy idea a try to make the paper stars for your Christmas home decor? I’d love to read your thoughts and comments and what Christmas crafts you enjoy adding to your home!

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Christmas Star Tree Topper DIY

Get ready to add a personalized touch to your Christmas decorations with DIY Christmas star tree toppers. Whether you have one tree or several, creating different-sized toppers can bring charm to each one.
Prep Time25 minutes
Active Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Keyword: card stock, Christmas decorations, christmas stars, christmas tree toppers, DIY christmas tree toppers, pap;er stars, star ornament, star tree topper
Yield: 3 star toppers
Author: Cloches & Lavender
Cost: 15

Equipment

  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 3 Wood Star Shapes
  • 3 paper stars
  • 3 Graphic Images
  • 1 Bottle Mod Podge
  • 1 Paintbrush or sponge brush
  • 1 piece of plastic wrap
  • 1 roll of decorative tinsel garland
  • 1 taper candle
  • 1 piece of coated wire
  • 3 Pieces of Cardstock
  • 1 hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  • Step 1: Craft Supplies Cutting Paper Stars
    Shopping for craft supplies to make these Christmas tree toppers.
    I bought wood stars in a package of different size stars from Amazon, which is convenient during this busy time of year. 
    The next step was buying card stock from the craft store with a music sheet graphic.  This is a great way to make the paper stars for my star tree toppers.
  • Step 2: Crafting Magic: Paper Stars And Mod Podge!
    Using the foam brush or a paintbrush, add Mod Podge to the back of the paper stars. Make sure the points of the stars are covered well with Mod Podge. 
    Next step, add the paper stars to the top of your wooden stars. Here’s a great tip I have learned with Mod Podge!
    Grab a piece of plastic wrap and smooth out the paper stars by slowly moving the plastic wrap over the star tree topper. Make sure to smooth the point of the stars.  This will ensure the paper stars are attached well. 
    If there’s still a bubble or wrinkle, continue smoothing the paper stars and I guarantee it becomes smooth.
    These Christmas tree toppers are visible from both sides so I added the paper stars to the back of the star. This gives these paper star decorations a professional look.
  • Step 3: Holiday Bliss: A Garland Twist To Your Christmas Star
    Add an intricate design with craft garland to these paper stars.
    Measure a section of the garland from the points of the stars to the center line and cut the garland.
    Add a thin line of hot glue with a hot glue gun set on low to the outer edge from the top tip to the center line of the paper stars. Press the garland a little bit to adhere to the outer edge of each Christmas star.
  • Step 4: Picture-Perfect Holiday: Adding Graphics to Your Creations
    Next step, I purchased vintage graphics from this shop on Etsy.
    These cost a little bit of money and can be used in different ways such as handmade gifts, and various Christmas decorations. Add these as a gift topper, gift tags, coasters,  and napkin rings by adding a small hole and jute or velvet ribbon for your dining table.
    Using a printer, print images 3×5 and cut out the images. Adding these images to these paper stars gives them the look of being found in an antique store. 
    For this next step, I recommend using decoupage scissors or a sharp pair of scissors to cut around the intricate design. These scissors are very sharp making this an easy way to cut images that have this much detail.
    Turn the images over and add Mod Podge covering the out edge well and add them to each Christmas star. 
    Since the images are small and delicate wrinkles shouldn't be an issue, I recommend patting the graphics with your fingertips making sure their outer edge is attached well to the star ornament. 
  • Step 5: Shine Bright: Gilding The Edges Of Your Star Tree Topper
    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 for the edges of the paper stars. It’s not a problem, I used a small stencil brush to add silver gilding wax to the edges of the tree toppers.  
    This was actually a great way to achieve the look of finding each star ornament from an antique store.
  • Step 6: Crafting Custom Stands For Your Star Topper
    Making the stand for these Christmas decorations 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.
    After making my coil for these paper stars for the Christmas season, I added a little bit of silver wax using a stencil brush and let it dry overnight. You can also use silver or pewter spray paint.
    I can’t wait to add each Christmas star to our Christmas trees. These look exactly how I envisioned and have seen at an antique store online. These have different images and are cost-effective paper stars to add in so many ways to your Christmas decorations! 
    Add these to Christmas decorations made from basic craft supplies to a large bowl with fresh greenery, pine cones, and red berries for a rustic addition to your holiday decor.

Notes

 

Christmas Star Tree Toppers DIY

 

Step 1: Craft Supplies Cutting Paper Stars

The first step, shopping for craft supplies needed to make these Christmas tree toppers.

I bought wood stars in a package of different size stars from Amazon, which is convenient during this busy time of year. 

The next step was buying card stock from the craft store with a music sheet graphic.  This is a great way to make the paper stars for my star tree toppers.

Craft Supplies A Christmas Star:

 
  • Mod Podge
  • foam brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors or decoupage scissors to cut paper stars
  • craft tinsel on the roll
  • card stock or paper bags (paper stars)

Star Pieces

Star Pieces

 

Step 2: Crafting Magic: Paper Stars And Mod Podge!
Using the foam brush or a paintbrush, add Mod Podge to the back of the paper stars. Make sure the points of the stars are covered well with Mod Podge. 
Next step, add the paper stars to the top of your wooden stars. Here’s a great tip I have learned with Mod Podge!
Grab a piece of plastic wrap and smooth out the paper stars by slowly moving the plastic wrap over the star tree topper. Make sure to smooth the point of the stars.  This will ensure the paper stars are attached well. 
If there’s still a bubble or wrinkle, continue smoothing the paper stars and I guarantee it becomes smooth.
These Christmas tree toppers are visible from both sides so I added the paper stars to the back of the star. This gives these paper star decorations a profession
 
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add-mode-podge-to-back
 
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putting-the-star-shape-paper-on-the-wood
 
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plastic-wrap-to-remove-wrinkles
 
Step 3: Holiday Bliss: A Garland Twist To Your Christmas Star
 
Add an intricate design with craft garland to these paper stars.
Measure a section of the garland from the points of the stars to the center line and cut the garland.
Add a thin line of hot glue with a hot glue gun set on low to the outer edge from the top tip to the center line of the paper stars. Press the garland a little bit to adhere to the outer edge of each Christmas star.

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measuring-pieces-for-the-edge
 
adding-glue
adding-glue
 
adding-more-trim
adding-more-trim
 
pushing-trim-down
pushing-trim-down
 
Step 4: Picture-Perfect Holiday: Adding Graphics to Your Creations
 
Next step, I purchased vintage graphics from this shop on Etsy.
These cost a little bit of money and can be used in different ways such as handmade gifts, and various Christmas decorations. Add these as a gift topper, gift tags, coasters,  and napkin rings by adding a small hole and jute or velvet ribbon for your dining table.
Using a printer, print images 3×5 and cut out the images. Adding these images to these paper stars gives them the look of being found in an antique store. 
For this next step, I recommend using decoupage scissors or a sharp pair of scissors to cut around the intricate design. These scissors are very sharp making this an easy way to cut images that have this much detail.
Turn the images over and add Mod Podge covering the out edge well and add them to each Christmas star. 
Since the images are small and delicate wrinkles shouldn’t be an issue, I recommend patting the graphics with your fingertips making sure their outer edge is attached well to the star ornament. 
 
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cutting-graphic-image
 
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cutting-closer-to-girl-image
 
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images-finished-being-cut
 
Step 5: Shine Bright: Gilding The Edges Of Your Star Tree Topper
 
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 for the edges of the paper stars. It’s not a problem, I used a small stencil brush to add silver gilding wax to the edges of the tree toppers.  
This was actually a great way to achieve the look of finding each star ornament from an antique store.
 

adding-silver-color-the-wood-edge-christmas-star

adding-silver-color-the-wood-edge
 
trimming-the-tinsel-with-scissors-on-the-edge
trimming-the-tinsel-with-scissors-on-the-edge
 
Step 6: Crafting Custom Stands For Your Star Topper
 
Making the stand for these Christmas decorations 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.
After making my coil for these paper stars for the Christmas season, I added a little bit of silver wax using a stencil brush and let it dry overnight. You can also use silver or pewter spray paint.
I can’t wait to add each Christmas star to our Christmas trees. These look exactly how I envisioned and have seen at an antique store online. These have different images and are cost-effective paper stars to add in so many ways to your Christmas decorations! 
Add these to Christmas decorations made from basic craft supplies to a large bowl with fresh greenery, pine cones, and red berries for a rustic addition to your holiday decor.
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making-coil-tree-stand
 
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coil-finished-being-wrapped-tree-toppers
 
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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!
 

Amazon images and links to products for Christmas

A beautiful 6-point star for a tree topper

This is rustic and so pretty

I truly love this one and if I needed one I’d buy it a heartbeat!

Absolutely love anything from Poland for the holidays!

How about stars to make the garland for your fireplace?

And how about attaching these to Christmas gifts? And here’s twine you can use to attach them

Many people love this too!

And last, this is an adorable garland I stumbled upon. The price is amazing for this small business!

42 thoughts on “Christmas Star Tree Toppers DIY

  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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