How to Make a Starburst Christmas Tree Topper
Top your Christmas tree with sophisticated, space-age style this holiday season with a starburst-inspired tree topper made from inexpensive craft supplies.
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- 6" foam floral sphere
- 9 wooden dowels sized 3/8"
- 8 wooden dowels sized 1/4"
- 12 wooden dowels sized 3/16"
- small handsaw with miter box
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- pen or marker
- roll of kraft paper
- tape measure
- spray paint
- glitter spray paint
Measure and Mark 3/8-Inch Dowels
Use a tape measure and pen or marker to mark each 3/8" thickness dowel at 12 inches in length (Image 1). Next, measure and mark each 1/4" wooden dowel at six inches in length (Image 2). Then, measure and mark each 3/16" dowel at four inches in length.
Cut all dowels to size with a small handsaw inside of miter box.
Spray Paint Dowels
Add a base coat to each dowel with spray paint. To prevent drips, hold can six inches away from the surface and move it back and forth while spraying in a steady, controlled manner.
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