This year marked our 1st year spending Christmas on our own, without plans to be with our families across the country. We decided to get to a tree. Surprisingly, tree toppers are hard to buy around here. Well, maybe that and we procrastinated our tree shopping until a week prior to the holiday.
Therefore, we’re making our own tree top!
- $7.50 for cardboard star
- $3 for red tissue paper
- $0.99 for 2 glitter pens
- $0 mod podge – already owned
- $0 exacto knife
use exacto knife to cut one hole where the top of tree will go into. See the circle in picture.
take a whole sheet of tissue paper, fold it multiple times to roughly the size of 2 star sides. Cut tissue paper to a little bigger than a side triangle.
brush on the thin all-purpose glue (mod-podge), then affix the cut triangle papers onto all sides of star.
if you’re an accomplished decoupage-r, this will be very easy for you. My 1st project didn’t work out as well. Hopefully, 2nd time will be the charm for me. 🙂
slowly apply all paper pieces onto the star. Go around the whole star for 2 layers. After both layers dried, apply mod podge all over the star to create a shiny exterior.
apply drops of glitter pen (which is basically glue in a tube with glitter)
The glitter drops will take a while to dry. Be patient. Don’t move the star around too much.
Position the star on top of the tree and enjoy!