This freehand star, crafted from a thin sheet of copper, looks heavenly on a Christmas tree.

Updated: February 17, 2017

What You'll Need:

Eyelets add a touch of gold to the star points.
  • Pencil
  • Tracing Paper
  • Scissors
  • Nickel
  • Thin sheet of copper
  • Tin snips
  • Work gloves
  • Paper punch
  • Gold eyelets and eyelet tool
  • Towel
  • Gold cord


1. Draw a free-form star, spproximately 5 inches high, on each star point. Cut out.

2. Trace around the patten on a sheet of copper. Wearing gloves, cut out. Punch a hole in the center of the circle on each star point. Secure an eyelet in each hole.

3. From the right side of the ornament, use a pencil to trace the star shape into the copper 1/4 inch from the edges, extending the lines to the center of the star as shown. Turn the ornament over on a towel. Use a pencil to color in between the drawn lines to add dimension to the ornament. Thread cord through one eyelet to hang.



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