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…
Glitter Stars – A Simple Christmas Craft
- 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.
- Paint your stars
Once the glue has dried, paint one side of the stars with paint mixed with a bit of white glue.
- Add glitter!
While the paint and glue mixture is still wet, sprinkle glitter all over the star.
Let the paint dry, then turn the stars over and repeat the paint and glitter treatment on the other side.
- 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!
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!
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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