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November 18, 2023

How to Make a Paper Star Tree Topper

Your Tree, Your Masterpiece!

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A DIY Christmas paper star tree topper.

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Materials 

  • 2 sheets of square paper, or any paper cut into a perfect square

  • Hot glue 

  • Twine

  • Scissors

Step 1

Fold the paper in half horizontally, first one way then the other.

Folding paper ready to make a paper star Christmas tree topper.
Folding paper ready to make a paper star Christmas tree topper.
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Step 2

Fold the paper diagonally in  both directions.

Making more folds in a paper star tree topper.
Making more folds in a paper star tree topper.
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Step 3

Cut halfway up each diagonal fold just made, from the outer edge towards the center (there should be 4 cuts).

Making the initial cuts in a Christmas tree star topper ornament.
Making the initial cuts in a Christmas tree star topper ornament.
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Step 4

Fold each cut side towards the uncut center to make star points. Glue the cut sides down, and repeat all the way around.

Folding the paper to make four points of a star Christmas tree topper.
Folding the paper to make four points of a star Christmas tree topper.
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Step 5

Adjust the points of the star and set aside.

Finishing one half of a paper star Christmas tree topper.
Finishing one half of a paper star Christmas tree topper.
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Step 6

Repeat steps 1-5 with the second sheet of paper. You will now have two halves of the star tree topper.

Two finished halves of a paper Christmas tree topper.
Two finished halves of a paper Christmas tree topper.
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Step 7

Glue an 8-inch piece of twine or yarn piece around the center of one of the star pieces.

Adding twine to the center of a paper star tree topper.
Adding twine to the center of a paper star tree topper.
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Step 8

Glue the two sides of the star together, offsetting the points to make an 8-sided star.

Connecting the two pieces of a paper star to make a Christmas tree topper.
Connecting the two pieces of a paper star to make a Christmas tree topper.
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