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How to Make Glitter Stars – A Simple Christmas Craft


Maia and I made these little hanging glitter stars last week, inspired by the large lighted stars we’ve fallen in love with. While the larger ones were made from yard sticks, these were made from little popsicle sticks.

Plus generous amounts of glitter, of course, to sparkle in the glow of the Christmas lights.

They were easy to make and use materials that you probably already have around the house: craft sticks, glue, paint, and glitter.

Here’s how we did it…

Popsicle Stick Glitter Stars

Glitter Stars – A Simple Christmas Craft

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  1. Make your star shape

    Glue five popsicle sticks together into a star shape. We used a glue gun, which meant they dried quickly, but you can use wood glue or Elmer’s white glue if you prefer.

    Glue gun with popsicle stick stars

  2. Paint your stars

    Once the glue has dried, paint one side of the stars with paint mixed with a bit of white glue.

  3. Add glitter!

    While the paint and glue mixture is still wet, sprinkle glitter all over the star.

    Painting stars with glitter

  4. Repeat

    Let the paint dry, then turn the stars over and repeat the paint and glitter treatment on the other side.

    Painted Glitter Popsicle Stick Stars

  5. Hang up your stars!

    Use thread tied around one corner of a star to hang it on the tree, in a window, or from the ceiling!

    Popsicle Stick Glitter Stars

I tied the stars to a string of Christmas lights I strung across my ceiling. The glitter reflects the lights in such a beautiful and cozy way!

Hanging Glitter Star Ornaments

I think they would make pretty great Christmas tree ornaments, too. Or even gift tags and decorations!

What Christmas crafts, ornaments, or decorations have you been making? (Or plan to make?)

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How to Make Glitter Stars - A Simple Christmas Craft


  • Reply
    December 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Lovely! I have glittery stars made from twigs on my blog today…great minds think alike ;) cheers!

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    December 12, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Wow so easy and beautiful!! Love the festive look of your house.

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    December 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

    totally doing this, this wkd!
    yesterday, joe and i made wrapping paper (using easel paper) with a star potato stamp… all inspired by you!

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    Lisa Hill
    December 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Fantastic! So simple but really effective especially with the fairy lights as well.

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    December 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I love these photos and the larger wooden stars :-) We’re not decorating this year because we’re traveling and my 2 yr old doesn’t know the difference but I’m stockpiling ideas for coming seasons and did enjoy your ebook.

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    December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I love this idea………..especially because I can hang them and they won’t take up precious floor space. Thanks!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    December 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Ooh! Love them! Yes, great minds think alike! :)

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    Jean Van't Hul
    December 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Thanks, Roopa!

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    butterflywishes wonderland dreams
    December 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Love the stars your house looks so warm and inviting and kid friendly! :)

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    December 13, 2012 at 3:10 am

    It’s a very bright idea!

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    December 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Thanks! We are making them today. I love when I have all the supplies on hand and can make what you post!

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    December 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    That is so beautiful. I may have gasped just a little when saw them hung up with the Christmas lights. We may have to do this in a doorway!

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    December 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Love this! Will be making with my boys. They are quite stunning hung with the lights.

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    December 30, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    We made silver stars and hung them up for the holidays. Many comments from guests and we still enjoy seeing them displayed. We hung ours over our kitchen bar counter that separates the cooking area from the eat-in space. Thanks for the idea!

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    October 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I love this idea but I’ll be honest – I’m scared of glitter. It just gets everywhere and never. goes. away. Any other suggestions – glitter glue? glitter paint? I definitely want to do this at our house. The kids will love doing it and seeing their work up as part of our decorations.

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    December 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! The little one is home sick from school today, and this is what she is working on right now!!
    Thanks so much!

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    Heather S.
    December 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm


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