This pretty paper starburst makes a lovely ornament or gift package topper. I made mine with squares of origami paper but other types of paper work well too. You need a paper that will curve nicely into a cone type shape and hold that shape. You can make this an earth friendly project too by using pieces of junk mail, newspaper, brown paper bags, or pages from a magazine as your paper. Leave them as is or dress them up with paint, glitter, sequins, or other goodies. The squares of paper I’ve used are 2 inches and when finished, my starburst is about 6 inches in diameter.
I used the red Terrifically Tacky Tape to hold each piece of paper into a cone. I found that any liquid glues worked as well but there was a lot of holding and waiting for it to dry time and the tape eliminated that.
I cut a circle out of a scrap of cardboard. I covered it with a piece of my paper just in case it showed through at all. This circle becomes your foundation for each of the cones to be glued onto – I found that using hot glue for this assembly stage worked well for me. To add a final embellishment and cover the centre of the starburst (not that you necessarily need to cover it!), I added a pompom.