As promised in my Christmas Home Tour yesterday, I’m back today with the first of three Christmas tutorials. First up is the DIY Moravian star-inspired Christmas tree topper you saw in my family room.
But I’m getting off track. I’ve never had a tree topper I loved and have been drawn to Moravian stars for a long time, so I put together this 3D tree topper that isn’t really a Moravian star but is sort of inspired by the look.
I came across this tutorial but some of the directions didn’t quite work for me so I tweaked them a bit and came up with my own version.
Here’s what I used to make the Christmas tree star topper:
- 4 – 12″ pieces of thick scrapbook paper (I used two gold croc embossed, and two gold glitter)
- hot glue
- a ruler
Make sure you’re folding from front to back so the front of your paper sort of stands up a bit.
For the last two folds, fold corner to corner, then repeat on the other two corners.
Now mark 2 1/2″ up each straight fold (the first two folds you made). The 2 1/2″ will need to be modified if you use a size paper other than 12″.
Then fold each flap up to meet the diagonal fold adjacent to it and press flat – I used a plastic marker cap to really make each crease sharp.
Repeat with all of the other flaps until you have something like this.
Next I wrapped the touching folds together to make a pyramid and used hot glue to secure them together.
When all four were done I had a four-pointed 3D shape.