Friday, December 9, 2011

3D Paper Star for Xmas Tree Topper (FREE SVG, DXF, PDF)


I didn't have a tree topper and was inspired after seeing how easy it was to make a 3D paper star on Kim's blog, Craftaphile. I added a stem and it seemed like I planned how well it fit on that topmost tree tip. The actual size is about 7.5" wide x 9.5" high.

I'm offering my die cut files free. I'd love to hear your comments like how it cut for you on your machine. The file formats are in SVG, DXF, and PDF (cutting by hand is also easy). They are all compressed into a ZIP file for you to download.

You'll notice there's a "front" and "back", but really it's just one has tabs and the other doesn't. I pre-fold along all the lines (Craftaphile shows great photos) then use white glue and work with 2 tabs at a time, holding until the glue sets. After it's assembled, the creases remember where they need to move and it just poofs out into 3D! Try it!

17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing I can't wait to make this, very nice!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your file. Hopefully, I will get one made this weekend.

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  3. Great idea, thanks for sharing, I linked to you

    ALEXA

    http://chez-alexa.blogspot.com/

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  4. thanks :) my friend and i are making this for our school christmas tree. i hope it turns out great!

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  5. Brilliant! Thank you so much!

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  6. Thanks so much! Have a lovely Christmas.

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  7. Thanks for the file! I can't wait to try it for my collection of Christams Trees.

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  8. Thanks for sharing! Am looking forward to trying this.

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  9. I just found this through a google search!! Thanks for sharing your lovely star!! :D

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    1. Hi Sammi, thanks for letting me know how you found my blog. I'm happy you can use this star. Have fun!

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  10. Thank you! I just made one for our office christmas tree and everybody loves it! x

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to let me know how you and your office enjoyed this pattern - I'm really pleased to hear it :D

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  11. Thank you so much! I really needed a star for my tree.

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    1. Hi David, I'm so glad my star pattern was just what you were looking for. How did it turn out?

      Cecelia

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