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DIY Showoff – Rhinestone Christmas Star Ornaments

Christmas Star Ornament Tutorial These Beautiful Gold and Rhinestone Christmas Star Ornaments are the “theme” to my holiday season this year.

Not only are these ornaments on our tree, but we are also giving them as gifts, and they made a beautiful background to our Christmas cards this year. These were very simple to make, but you need to have a little patience and a love for intricate patterns.

First, I sprayed the gold paper star ornaments with a bright gold Rust-oleum spray paint. It has a gorgeous bright shine.

Then I added sticky rhinestones in an intricate pattern on one side of the ornament. I used a couple different colors on each of the stars, and I also tried not to repeat a pattern. This was so much fun for me. I could sit and make rhinestone patterns for hours.

Once the stars were all rhinestoned up, I added a really thick coat of Mod Podge (gloss) and let them dry overnight.

I absolutely adore how these came out as well as how they photographed for our Christmas card. Here’s the cutter file I made for this project, and another.


turquoise star ornament #diy #christmas

Merry and Bright - Christmas Star Ornaments by #christmas #diy

Merry and Bright - Christmas Star Ornaments by #christmas #diy

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Hi! I'm Kristy! I'm a graphic & web designer working from home in sunny Florida. Simply put, I LOVE ALL THINGS CREATIVE. 3Peppers is my place to share my creations with you... My three peppers are crafts, cooking and color, what are yours?


  1. What lovely stars. I am partial to blue so the blue one is my favorite.

  2. these are so beautiful did you buy the paper ornaments or make that part plmk very interested thanks for sharing visiting from all things thursday I’m lorraine at

  3. They are beautiful!

  4. These are so cute.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  5. Hi Kristi,

    These stars are absolutely stunning!

    Val @ (Found you on Not Just a Housewife).

  6. These are seriously rad, Kristy! I LOVE all of the little jewel stones that you used. Pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board. Thanks for sharing at the party. Have a good weekend!

  7. I love the bling! :) Thanks for sharing at our holiday link up!

  8. I love these stars! I hope you’ll share this on Thank Goodness It’s Thursday at – the party is live now