Okay, I’ll admit it. I love homemade decorations. They’re always a huge hit in our home. When the kids were small, we always made our own. Sadly now that they’re older we don’t always have the time. Mommy chauffeur reporting for duty 😀 So this year we cheated a bit and used some of our old store-bought ornaments and sheets of cardboard to make this bauble and light-filled star. That still counts as homemade, right!!!?

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

And since she’s made from cardboard she’s budget-friendly too.

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

This is not the first time we used cardboard to make a Christmas decor that wows. And she sure does wow, especially when the lights are turned down low.

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

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What you need

It’s pretty simple to make too. All you need is:

  • A large sturdy cardboard box or two pizze boxes
  • Masking tape, ruler and scissors or a craft knife
  • Battery operated string lights
  • Christmas baubles
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Glue gun

Making the Bauble and Light Filled Star

RightyO, so first things first. We need to make a huge star-shaped box for all those baubles. Grab a big thick sheet of cardboard. The thicker the better and draw a large five-point star as shown below.

How to draw a perfect five point star

Just make sure the tips of the star are big enough to hold your smallest bauble.

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

Cut the star out using a pair of scissors or your craft knife. Use the other piece of cardboard and measure and cut 8 cm wide strips. That’s about 3 1/8 inches. Place the strips on the sides of the star and mark off how long each strip should be. I numbered the strips and the sides just in case my 5 point star wasn’t 100% perfect.

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

Attach the strips to the sides of the star using some masking tape. Flip the star over and fold the strips up and tape the tips of the points and where the points of the star meet each other.

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

Give the star a coat of paint to hide the masking tape and invite one of your purr babies to test it out 😉 Ahhhh, my Cleo. Isn’t she beautiful? She’s always so willing to help out.

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Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

When the purr baby is satisfied, use a sharp implement to poke holes into the star.

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

Push the string lights through from the back of the star. Add as many lights as you can. It just makes it looks so much more special. Time to fill her up. Our baubles were all different colors. Yeah I know, I’m one of those people that used to pick a new color theme every year. Thank goodness Bonnie and Edward Seymour invented spray paint way back when. My heroes!!!! This year I’m kinda liking the whole metallic look.

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Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

Once the paint dries, put a small dab of glue on a bauble and start sticking those babies down randomly inside the star. I didn’t have enough to fill the whole star, but that’s kinda okay.

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

I love how the empty space contrasts with the baubles and light. What do you think?

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

Ain’t she pretty?

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas decor and make this stunning and simple bauble and light filled star

Sorry about the image quality. I take all my photos with my mobile and struggle a bit with the ISO setting when it’s dark. And that’s when the bauble and light-filled star really starts weaving its magic.

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If you can cut cardboard, you can make this stunning bauble and light filled star. Full tutorial on the blog #ACraftyMix #Christmas #Decor

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So tell me. Do you make your own ornaments for Christmas or do you prefer to buy them? I’d love to hear about it.

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