This handmade Star of Bethlehem Christmas ornament is simple to make. It would look pretty hanging on your Christmas tree or as a present topper.
This pretty Star of Bethlehem ornament features gold foiled paper so it would look so pretty catching the lights on your Christmas tree! The intricate star die cut comes from the Stampin Up Starlight Die Set. So beautiful!
In addition, you could use this Star of Bethlehem Christmas ornament as a gift topper. I know it’s kind of silly because the wrapping paper ends up in the trash, but I love giving beautifully wrapped Christmas presents. And a gift topper does double duty because the recipient can keep it and use it as a Christmas ornament.
Shop for the supplies to make this Star of Bethlehem Christmas Ornament
Star Of Light Stamp SetStarlight Thinlits DiesYear Of Cheer Designer Series PaperMetallic Enamel ShapesGold 1/8″ RibbonBanner Triple PunchSimply Scored Scoring BoardLayering Circles Die SetBig Shot Personal Die Cutting MachineBig Shot Die BrushGold Foil SheetsCardstock in Whisper White and Night of NavyNight of Navy Ink PadFine Tip Glue Pen
You will also need a hot glue gun and glue sticks.
Star of Bethlehem Christmas Ornament Instructions
Make the banner
- Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 1″ x 8-1/2″.
- Using Night of Navy ink, stamp “Star of Wonder, Star of Night” in the center of the strip of white cardstock.
- Line up the end of the text (the ending dot after star of night) at 1-1/2″ on your paper trimmer and cut. Turn the strip around and line up the “s” in Star of Wonder with 1-1/2″ on your paper and cut. This will give you a strip of Whisper White cardstock with the stamped image centered.
- Insert one end of the strip into the Banner Triple Punch and punch. Repeat for the other side. You should now have a banner that is approx. 4-1/2″ long.
- Placing the long edge of the banner at the top of a scoring board, score at 3-1/2″ and 3-3/4″. Turn it around and repeat fo the other end.
- For each end, fold backwards on the first score line and then forwards on the second. Repeat for the other side. This will give you the 3D banner effect.
- Use the 2 inch circle die from the Layering Circles die set (or a 2″ circle paper punch) to cut 2 circles from Night of Navy cardstock.
- Use the intricate star die from the Starlight die set to cut a Star of Bethlehem from gold foil paper. (A die brush would be helpful for helping release the star shape from the die.)
Form the rosette
- Cut (2) strips of Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper that are 2″ x 12″.
- Place the strips patterned side down, with the long edge at the top of the scoring board. Score every 1/2″ all the way across the length of the paper. Repeat for the second strip.
- Alternate folding forward and backward along each score line to form a fan.
- Nest the “mountain” from one end with the “mountain” at the end of the other piece of Designer Series Paper. Use hot glue to hold them together.
- Repeat the nesting for the other ends to form a ring.
- Heat up a glue gun.
- Using your thumb and forefinger on both hands gather a few folds on either side of the circle.
- Push your hands together and inward toward your work surface, while simultaneously pushing in on the top and bottom of the rosette with your free fingers to bring the center together and flatten into a rosette shape. It make take a bit of coaxing, but eventually you will get the ring to fold down into a rosette. (Watch the video if this step seems unclear.)
- Let go, and the paper will go back into an upright ring. Do this several times until you can form the rosette consistently.
- After you have gotten the hang of forming the rosette, add a generous amount of hot glue to the center of one of the Night of Navy Circles. Form the rosette again, and press the backside into the hot glue. Make sure there isn’t a gap in the center. Hold the rosette in shape a few minutes while the hot glue cools and hardens.
- Add hot glue to the other Night of Navy circle and stick to the front of the rosette.
- Use a fine tip glue pen on the back of the center area of the intricate star die cut. Stick to the ornament, centering on the Night of Navy circle. It will be helpful to add some weight to the top of the die cut as the glue dries to ensure everything sticks down in place. (I use a mounting block.)
- Add a silver metallic gem to the center of the star.
- Add hot glue to the backside of the banner along the top edge and stick to the bottom of the ornament.
- Cut a 9″ piece of 1/8″ gold ribbon and form a loop. Add some hot glue in one of the folds on the back of the ornament and stick the loop into the hot glue. You want the ornament loop directly above the top point of the star.
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For more ornament ideas, be sure to check out the rest of my handmade Christmas ornament ideas. If you make a Star of Bethlehem Christmas ornament using this tutorial, you will have to be sure to come back here and let me know how it turned out. So tell me… Are you making any handmade Christmas ornaments this year?