How to Make a Christmas Star Wreath

Start with an inexpensive greenery wreath from the grocery store, then add metallic and glitter 3-D stars from the crafts store to make your own Christmas wreath. Try a fun and festive bow for the top of the wreath.

Start with an inexpensive pine wreath from the grocery store and then add metallic and glitter-painted 3D stars from the craft store. Then just add a gold bow.

Make your holiday a star-studded one. You don't have to start from scratch on this sparkly star wreath. The secret to this cosmic design is premade, store-bought materials: a basic evergreen wreath and plain papier-mâché stars. All you need to do is add an extra glittery touch and tie a festive bow. Guests will have no problem finding your Christmas party with this wreath shining bright on your door!

Keep seeing stars with straw star ornaments.

What You'll Need

  • Paintbrush
  • Liquid white glue
  • Papier-mâché stars
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue
  • Plain wreath
  • Florists wire (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)

Step 1: Add Glitter

What are stars without a little sparkle? Use a paintbrush to carefully apply a thin coat of liquid glue to each papier-mâché star on the "front" side (point facing out). Then, coat them in glitter. Put down old newspapers or a drop cloth underneath to catch any excess. Only put glue on a few stars at a time so that they don't dry out before you get a chance to sprinkle the glitter on. Choose your glitter colors based on your Christmas decor, whether that be red, gold, silver, or white. Red and green are a classic combo, or try a mix of metallics—we picked silver, gold, and copper for this wreath. Let dry fully.

Step 2: Glue On Stars

Use a hot-glue gun to attach the stars around the front of a plain evergreen wreath. Make sure to plan out where you want the stars to go before you start gluing. Space out different-size stars around the wreath as shown. If you're having trouble securing the stars, hot glue a short piece of florists wire to the back of each star instead and wrap it around the branches. When you are satisfied with your star placement, use shiny ribbon to make a bow and attach it to the top of the wreath. Ta-da! You've got a wreath that's gone celestial.

How to make festive bows.

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