DIY STAR Christmas tree topper | 3D Star | Superholly

DIY STAR Christmas tree topper | 3D Star | Superholly


Hey guys, it’s Holly. In this video, I’m going to show you how to make this super gorgeous 3D paper star for your Christmas tree, as well as a DIY Christmas tree skirt, since those tend to be super expensive. So stick around at the end for that. To start off for the star, you’re gonna need a square piece of card stock paper and some scissors. Let’s get folding. You’re gonna fold it in half. To re-enforce those edges I’m using a pair of scissors. Next what we’re gonna do is fold the paper over diagonally and here we are not going to reinforce the edges because all we’re actually looking for is the point of intersection
from both sides. So, do it from the top and then do it from the bottom. Again, you don’t have to extend the line all the way out to the edge because that’s not going to be a final line in your star. Where those two intersect, imagine a dot there and we’re gonna work with that dot. A lot of this is easier to watch than to explain, so yeah, just look at exactly what I’m doing and try to follow along. Take the folded edge from the other side and bring it exactly to that point. This edge you are going to reinforce. Then, you’re going to fold that edge back over on itself, meeting up with that other edge perfectly. Now, you’re starting to discover where the middle of your star is. So bring the other side in and meet it at that line. Now see, it definitely doesn’t align with that other line that we did. This one you are going to reinforce. Then you’re gonna fold them back and those triangles should be exactly the same size. Perfect. Now, if your paper looks
something like this, then you’ve done everything right and we are going to cut along this line. Now you can make it steeper, obviously you’ll get different results. So, you know, play around
with some scrap paper if you want, before
you do your final star. Now, we’re unfolding it. It doesn’t look complete yet and that’s because we need to make sure that every point is a
mountain, if you will, and all of the unions are valleys. So yes, you’re gonna squeeze down, if it goes in, and you’re gonna squeeze up on all the points, and
I think you understand what I’m trying to say. If you turn your start the right way, you’ll only have to redo
about three or four folds. And there’s your star. Now we’re gonna take another square sheet of card stock paper and put the star where we like it, play around by pushing down and pulling up. Once it looks good
trace around it lightly. It doesn’t really matter if you get ink on the star, a lot more is going to happen to it. Go ahead and label which one’s the top so that when you’re matching it up again everything is exactly how you planned. Now, we’re gonna cut it out with maybe a centimeter extra. On the tips just cut right across. Then, of course, don’t forget to cut little grooves so you can fold it easily, and fold it all back right along those lines that you drew. Once it’s all folded,
bring in the other star, tuck it in, and make adjustments. Make sure to cut down the tips so that they don’t stick out. Next we have to find the hole for the Christmas tree to go through. So, find which tip you want to be on top and then cut the hole below it. Now, pull out your scotch tape and tape everything together. There’s our 3D star ready for paper mache and the objective here is just to make it thicker, stronger and more resistant. I couldn’t find a newspaper
so I’m just making my paper strips from this magazine. For the paper mache itself you’re just gonna mix
Elmer’s glue and water. It’s super messy so be prepared, make sure you’re not
above carpet or anything, and put those strips of paper all over your star. I especially focused on
covering up the seams, and I kind of got lazy and decided I didn’t want to cover the entire star. So this is how it turned out. It accomplished the objective for me and still feels nice and solid, and we’re ready to move
on to the final two steps, spray painting and adding glitter. I got the two cans of spray paint and the glitter at Michaels. They’re all different colors but that’s not a problem. All shiny glittery things
go together, right? So moving on to spray paint, I took the star down to the garage, started with a nice coat of gold, and after 15 minutes
this dries to the touch. So, after that I did a
nice layer of copper, and once that dried, I did gold and copper on the back as well. It just looks lovely. Even though we’re about to cover it up. Once it’s all dry you’re gonna grab your Elmer’s glue again, oops, and of course your glitter, and you’re going to apply the glue evenly with a paint brush. I started with just half the star and then there’s a setting
on the glitter canister that’s kind of like a salt shaker, it doesn’t let too much out at a time. That worked perfectly for me. Covering the other half
of the star with glue, sprinkling some more glitter on there, and remember, you can use old glitter that was left over on the paper. Just pick it up and apply again. And we have our gorgeous
shimmering finished star. Be sure to give it a few hours to dry before you attempt to put it at the top of the tree. As you can see, our tree is super tall and it was quite a stretch for me to get it up there. But, once I was up there, it was super easy to put it on. And voila, there is your star all finished. The next thing I did was set out to create a Christmas tree skirt. As you can see, the tree looks super incomplete without
it, and everywhere I looked to buy one
they were at least $30. A little ridiculous if you ask me. I went to Jo-Ann Fabric and found this huge piece of flannel for $10. Literally all we’re gonna
need is the flannel, a Sharpie and a pen,
some thread or a string, and no, it’s not because
there’s any sewing involved, and those trusty scissors. Here we’re folding the fabric in half, just to see how wide we
need to make our string. We want the circle to
be as wide as possible but it can’t be any wider than our fabric. So we tied a string the
width of what’s going to be the radius of this circle. One side to the pen,
one side to the Sharpie, get some help on this, and then just carefully trace a circle. You might feel like
it’s a little bit wobbly but honestly, this does not have to be a completely perfect circle. Next we are folding it in fourths so that we can cut out
a hole in the center and cutting a straight line to that hole making it a little bit bigger and a little bit rounder. And that is absolutely the end of it. No sewing, no gluing. I mean, obviously you could glue on a nice fluffy edge if you’d like, but this pretty much looks like a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow if you ask me. You can hide that seam in the back and no one will be the wiser. I’m super happy with
how our tree came out. Let me know in the comments if you’d be interested in seeing a Christmas tree styling tips video in the future. But that is it for this video. Give it a thumbs-up if
it was helpful to you, if you enjoyed it. Thank you guys so much for joining me and I will talk to you soon. Bye! (light music)

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