FloraCraft® Star Tree

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Star Tree

We're loving how the FloraCraft® Star Tree puts a new, metallic spin on one of the traditional symbols of Christmas.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut dowel in half with wire cutters so it is about 18 inches long.
  • 2
    Download and print template onto cardstock. You should have at least 5 sizes of stars ranging from 12 inch to 2 inch across at the widest points. Draw the different sized stars by hand so they are all unique in shape.
  • 3
    Pin the largest star template onto the 1 inch thick foam sheet. Use the StyroCutter Plus to cut out the star using the edge of the template as a guide as you cut. Hold the blade at a 90 degree angle to the template to ensure a straight even edge. Be sure to follow the package instructions carefully. Repeat this step to cut out 6 of the largest stars.  Repeat this step to cut out about 8 each of the next two largest sizes of stars. Glue the stars evenly spaced on top of the base stars. Be sure to position the stars so that they help connect and secure the base stars together and fill in the tree shape. Repeat this step again to cut out about 10 each of the two smallest sizes of stars from the 1/2 nch thick foam sheet. Glue the stars wherever they are needed to fill in the tree shape as shown.
  • 4
    Arrange the 6 large stars on the table. Lay them out in a long triangular shape with points touching. Place one star in the center and the other stars around it to form the triangular shape. This is the base shape for the tree. Glue the stars together. Carefully insert the dowel into the bottom of the center star about 2 inch. Glue the dowel to secure in place. Glue the base stars together where the points touch.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Sheet 12 inch x 36 inch x 1/2 inch 104183611
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Sheet 1 inch x 12 inch x 36 inch 104686060
  • FloraCraft® Styro Cutter Plus 104183609
  • Design Master® Colortool® 12 oz. Spray Paint Copper 104180269
  • Design Master® Colortool® 12 oz. Spray Paint Primer 104183329
  • Design Master® 12 oz. Super Surface Sealer 104180250
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 5/8 inch x 36 inch 104146736
  • Metallic Gift Wrap Gold
  • Offray® Spool O' Ribbon Burnt Sienna 104430732
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Tree Hooks 1 inch Gold 20 pc. 104280472
  • Cousin® Jewelry Basics® Crystal Drop Silver 12 pc. 104563198
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311 or Serrated Knife
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Panacea™ Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 6 104464405 or Other Flat Paint Brushes
  • Dropcloth
  • Cardstock
  • Straight Pins
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