Fancy Star Christmas Decoration

This Fancy Star decoration is another of my old projects I could never get to work.  I have remade it and now it works!

You can use this decoration to top your christmas tree or just hand it as a decoration .  Each section in the download makes one of the points and it is a wonderful 3D decoration.

What you will need

        • Cardstock (white)
        • various scraps of cardstock (shades of red)
        • glue
Paper Selection

Your imagination is the only limit for this star.  The base should be a solid color but the overlays can be anything you want.  I did mine in two shades of red but any colors or patterns would look great.  Try embossing the overlay paper for some extra bling.

I am even considering making each point a different set of colors.

Cutting

Each color of the overlays fit on a single sheet of 8.5 X 11 paper but you may need to move them around a bit to fit them all.  Sometimes my cricut puts them on two sheets but you can put them on one.  As I said earlier each set in the download makes one point on the star.

 

Assembly

First you need to re-crease all the folds.  Then lay each point in a separate pile.  

Next you need to attach the colored pieces to the base before making the points.  When I made this I glued the wrong side of one of the red pieces.  They are NOT symmetrical and I had to cut a new piece, so be careful.

The next step is to assemble each point.  Step one is how the point should look folded.  Step 2, Take the long tap and glue it to the inside of the point.  And step three is the finished point.

Next take the little tab that you can see in the picture of step 2 and glue the 5 points together.  It takes a little patience to get the fifth point on and it may be a little easier with a glue gun.

Step 3
Finished point
Step 2
Step 2
Step 3
Finished point

And your Fancy Star is done.  If you want to put it on top of your tree cut a little bit of the tip off of one point and slide it over the top branch.  If you just want to hang it , with a needle thread a small piece of string through the tip of one point and it is done!

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