Silver Starburst Centerpiece Tree

Silver paint and glitter transform toothpicks and foam balls into sophisticated centerpiece.

Completion time – 2-4 hours

Designer – Kathleen George


  • Balls, 1-1/2", 17 - 20
Other Materials
  • Toothpicks, 50 per ball
  • Spray paint, silver (read label to be sure it's fo
  • Glitter spray, silver (read label to be sure it's
  • Curling ribbon, silver
  • Star garland, silver
  • Miniature glass ornaments, 12 - 14


  • Thick, white craft glue


  • 1. To make starburst ornaments, dip one end of each toothpick in
    glue and insert 3/8" - 1/2" deep into foam ball; you'll need
    approximately 50 toothpicks per ball.
  • 2. Spray paint starbursts silver; let dry. Spray starbursts with glitter spray.
  • 3. Arrange eight starbursts in a circle; arrange five starbursts
    in second layer, pressing toothpicks gently into the first layer
    for stability. Repeat, adding three starbursts for the third
    layer. Top tree with single starburst. (Depending on the size of
    your starbursts, and the size tree you'd like, you may choose to
    add additional starbursts.)
  • 4. Decorate tree: loosely wrap star garland around tree; curl
    strands of curling ribbon and place on tree; hang mini glass
    ornaments from toothpicks.