DIY Paper Star Christmas Tree Topper

When we were setting up the Christmas tree the other day, it became obvious that our existing tree topper was way too heavy for our tree. Does anyone else have this problem? They sell so many pretty tree toppers, but almost all of them seem like they are too heavy to sit nicely on top of the thin branch at the top of the tree.

I was trying really hard to spend as little cash as possible on Christmas decorations this year, so I wanted to come up with a DIY solution. Naturally I turned to Pinterest, and my search turned up this really simple DIY paper star. I figured it would be perfect because we could customize the paper to our taste and the material would be lightweight enough to actually function as a tree topper.

Using the simple tutorial from DIY Home Sweet Home, I used some white scrapbook paper and my gold paint pen to create a cute polka dot paper star to adorn our Christmas tree!

In order to stick it on the tree, I simply threaded the top branch through a hole in the star, using one of the points of the star to brace it on the back side. The tutorial uses a wooden dowel to attach the star, but I didn't have one of those at my disposal so I just made due without it.

I'll be back next week with better photos of the entire tree, plus details about repurposing scrap fabric and curling ribbon to create a colorful, happy Christmas tree! I'm also planning to take good photos of all of our Christmas decorations, both inside and out, over the weekend. Look for that post on Monday. This is one of my favorite times of year to be a home blogger because there is so much festive stuff to chat about! Ho ho ho!

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