A Christmas Craft to Make Memories

The holiday season is a magical time filled with joy, family, and traditions. From decorating the tree to baking cookies, it's a time to make memories that will last a lifetime. One such memory is creating DIY ornaments with your children, just like the ones that have been passed down through the generations.

In this post, I share a step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own Accordion Star ornament that will bring a special touch to your Christmas tree.


  • Coffee filter
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Colored paper or cardstock
  • Ribbon or string (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare the template: Take a coffee filter and fold it in half. Cut along the crease to create a half-circle shape. Unfold the coffee filter, and you should have a perfect circle.
  2. Sketch the star shapes: Using a pencil, sketch as many star shapes as you want on the colored paper or cardstock. Keep in mind that you will need five pieces to make one star.
  3. Cut the star shapes: Use scissors to cut out the star shapes that you just sketched.
  4. Fold the star shapes: Take one-star shape and fold it like an accordion, with each fold about 1/4 inch wide. Repeat for all five-star shapes.
  5. Fold the accordion shapes in half: Take each accordion shape and fold it in half. Make sure the folds line up and the crease is crisp.
  6. Glue the star pieces together: Apply glue to the end of one accordion piece and stick it to the end of another accordion piece. Repeat until all five accordion pieces are glued together, forming a star shape. Hold the star together for a few seconds to make sure the glue sets.
  7. Add ribbon or string (Optional): If you want to hang your accordion star ornament, you can tie a ribbon or string to one of the points.

Creating DIY ornaments with your children is a wonderful way to make lasting memories and bring a personal touch to your Christmas tree. With this tutorial, you can easily make your very own Accordion Star ornament that will be cherished for years to come!


TIPS: Encourage your kids to be creative and use different colors, materials, and textures on the paper. You can also experiment with different sizes and shapes of the accordion pieces to create unique variations of the accordion star ornament.

CREATOR: Cathrine


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