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Script Star Christmas Ornament

Add instant elegance to your Christmas tree with this beautiful, understated handmade script star.


  • Drill and 1/16-inch bit
  • 4-inch-tall balsa-wood star
  • Wood stain
  • Rubber stamp: French script
  • Ink pad: black
  • Crafts glue
  • German glass glitter: silver
  • 22-gauge wire: silver
  • 3/4-inch vintage button: pearl
  • 5/8-inch-diameter round crystal
  • 1-1/2-inch-long teardrop crystal


Prepare the Star

Drill a small hole at both the top and bottom of star (see photo, above). Stain star on both sides, and let dry.

Decorate the Star

Stamp image on both sides of star using black ink. Apply a bead of crafts glue around the edge of the star; sprinkle star with glass glitter (see photo, above).

Add the Hanging Loop

Thread and center a vintage button onto a 7-inch length of wire. Loop one wire end around your pinkie finger, then wrap excess wire back around itself between the loop and the button. Thread opposite wire end through top hole in star, wrapping excess wire back around itself between the star and button.

Make the Crystal Pendant

Link the two crystals together with wire, wrapping excess wire around itself between the two crystals (see photo, above). Trim excess wire. Thread a 2-inch length of wire through the top of the round crystal and through the bottom hole in the star; twist together wire ends. Trim excess wire.


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