Add shimmer to your holiday tree with this handmade tree topper. All it takes is felt, glitter, and a simple weaving technique. Try making multiple stars and displating them as pretty Christmas window hangings or make mini DIY ornaments.
What You'll Need
- 9"×12" felt sheets: two sheets of two colors
- Spray adhesive
- Fabric stiffener
- Glitter, same color as felt
- Hot-glue gun
Step 1: Prepare the Felt
Use spray adhesive to sandwich one sheet of each color together, creating four two-color, double-thick sheets. Cut into twelve ¾"×12" strips. Saturate both sides with fabric stiffener; let dry. Lightly spray one side with adhesive and sprinkle on glitter; let dry.
Step 2: Weave the Star
Lay three strips vertically; weave three strips through center horizontally, forming a cross. Hot-glue spots where woven strips overlap. Glue together tips of outside strips of adjacent sides to make loops. Repeat with remaining six strips.
Step 3: Finish and Hang
Sandwich units together so strips of one align with loops of the other. Glue single strips to tops of loops they sit inside. Trim ends of strips into points. Add wire to back for hanging.