Wow! Wow! Wow! Check out these delicate Cherry Wood Star & Tree Topper created by a Real Wood Paper Client!
Below is a materials list and a few details with how she created the DIY 3D Star and Christmas Tree Topper. Check them out below.
- 1 – 11″ x 17″ Cherry .010″ Fleece Backed Sheet Long Grain (per star)
- 1 – 8.5″ x 11″ Cherry .016″ Paper Backed Sheet Short Grain (for cone)
- 2 – 8.5″ x 11″ Vellum (to line inside the tree topper)
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Settings: NEW Fine Point Blades, 80lb cardstock with more pressure
- SVG file from Etsy (We have no connection to the creator of the svg. We just love supporting artisans.)
- Beacon’s 3-in-1 Glue
- Small battery twinkle lights
The SVG cutting file from Etsy comes with all the instructions so we won’t go on about that. Below are a few helpful tips.
- For the star, it doesn’t really matter if you use long grain or short grain wood sheets as the SVG file cuts in all directions.
- For the Christmas tree topper cone, she used short grain because our wood sheets rolled into a tube easier with short grain. If the tube had been rolled the other direction, long grain would have rolled better. Roll with the grain. Not against the grain.
- The SVG file comes with really nice score lines for folding. A Pro-Tip is to use just a little water on the wood on those score lines and then using a bone folder, score the lines on the back side of the wood. The wood creases beautifully.
- Assemble 4 of the points, if using twinkle lights insert all the lights before adding the 5th star point.
- If using twinkle lights with a battery pack and on/off switch, leave that out of the star when assembling. The tree topper cone will hide the mechanics but still allow you to access them to change batteries and turn lights on/off.
- If adding lights, she did say she cut a little notch on one side of the 5th point to allow room for the wires to hang down into the cone.
- The cone tree topper was just hand rolled into a cone shape. There is not a cut file for that in the SVG file.
- The cone topper where it attaches to the star was a little finicky. The artist cut notches on either side of the cone to cradle the star while the center points were taller to cover the opening created for the wires.