Starburst Ornaments


Starburst OrnamentsThis traditional Polish decoration — also known as a porcupine ball for its spikiness — adds a sparkling touch to trees and presents.

Materials :

  • Ruler or compass
  • Scissors
  • Thin cardboard
  • Foil paper
  • Glue stick
  • Heavy thread and needle


Step 1 :
Cut out a 4-inch cardboard circle. Using the cardboard as a template, trace and cut out 14 foil-paper circles. Fold one circle in half, in half again and in half once more. Unfold the circle and place it on a stack of as many circles as you can cut through. Cut along the fold lines, stopping about 1/2 inch from the center. Repeat until all the circles are cut.

Starburst Ornaments
step 1

Step 2 :
Form the eight segments of each circle into points by wrapping each one around the sharpened end of a pencil, as shown, and securing it with a dab of glue.

Starburst Ornaments
Step 2

Step 3 :
Thread a needle with an 18-inch length of thread, and knot one end. Insert it through the centers of the circles—from the foil side of the first seven and the wrong side of the rest. Gently pull on the thread, bunching the circles into a ball. Tie a knot, then form a hanging loop from the extra thread.

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