Shining Star Christmas Card Craft
By: Claudine Casault
Age: 3 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Star light, star bright. Make a wish for the best Christmas ever with this charming card.
What you'll need:
- 2 types of design cardstock (We used a pattern and a holigraphic gold paper.)
- White cardstock
- Solid colored cardstock
- 1/4" ribbon
- 12 gold brads
- Large gold bracelet or ring
- Hot glue gun
- Double-sided padded tape
- Pattern 1
- Pattern 2 (Note: For both the small and large star patterns, trace the half star onto the paper, then flip the pattern over at the star points and trace the other half to get the complete star.)
How to make it:
Step 1: Star Templates
- Trace and cut out one large star pattern on design cardstock.
- Trace and cut out one large star pattern on solid colored cardstock.
- Trace and cut out one large star pattern on white cardstock.
- Trace and cut out one small star pattern on design cardstock.
Step 2: Ribbon and Gold Ring
- Cut a 4" long piece of 1/4” ribbon
- Fold ribbon in half and glue one end of ribbon near the top of the inside of the large star made of design cardstock.
- Slide ring through ribbon.
- Glue other ribbon end near the top of the inside of the large white star made of cardstock.
- Glue the design cardstock and white cardstock together to hide the ribbon glued on the inside. The white side will be the back of the card.
- Tie a bow around base of folded ribbon below gold ring.
Step 3: Star
- Place six gold brads on tips of large design star.
- Place six gold brads on tips of medium sized design star.
- Place double-sided tape on back of large solid colored star.
- Place solid color star kitty-cornered on top of large design star.
- Place double-sided tape on back of medium sized design star
- Place medium sized design star directly on top of large solid-colored star so the solid-colored star acts as a border around the designed star.
- Write your message on the back of the card.
- Cut out more stars on top of the star card.
Claudine Casault is a craft developer living in Ontario, Canada.