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!


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bastian
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 21:51:01

    AWESOME! Built this with the kids who wanted a tree-topping star and I looked all over for this. Now it sits on the tree in crisp perfection.


  2. EVe
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 11:54:18

    Thnx for these nice cutting files. I cut and build one for a colleague


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  4. Jivvy
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 17:48:59

    Thank you for this! It was a complete lifesaver when I needed a tree topper for a miniature tree I made — easy to follow instructions and perfect pattern (of course, I had to reduce the size quite a bit 😉 ).


    • Cee
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 06:10:16

      Hi Jivvy, your mini tree looks absolutely postcard perfect. I love what you did with the spray on the star and I’m so happy to hear my star worked out so well for you! Thanks for leaving me a comment. Cecelia


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  6. tit
    Dec 14, 2014 @ 03:39:11

    Merci beaucoup cela va décorer mon sapin de noel . Merry Christmas


  7. rosemary343
    Dec 11, 2016 @ 04:13:28

    I can’t find mine. My husband died last year and our tree topper had been his grandfather’s. Just a simple plastic one that went over a light and glowed – probably from the 40s or 50s. A friend suggested I make one out of paper so I’m going to try yours. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this. I’ll let you know how it goes!


    • Cee
      Dec 19, 2016 @ 06:09:28

      Hi Rosemary, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. It must be so hard this first Christmas without him. I hope you do find your traditional tree topper because it’s never the monetary value of it, is it? It’s just the memories that are attached to it. Thank you so much for reaching out on this blog and please accept my big heartfelt hugs to you as you make my paper star. Please so let us know how it goes for you!


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