This is an easy Christmas craft I like to do with the kids or our Sunday School class. I just scour the city park for little fallen burrs off of a sweet gum tree and bring glue, toothpicks and spray paint.
The kids enjoy dipping the toothpicks into glue and sticking them into the burrs. Once painted, they really are pretty just stuck on a tree or clustered about. One Christmas, the kids and I decorated an outside tree with nothing but these stars for my grandparents who were living in a trailer due to a hurricane and had no room for a tree.