If you’ve ever noticed those perfect star effects you sometimes see in other people’s Christmas photography and wondered how they did it, the answer is by using what is called a star filter.

Typically, these can cost anywhere from £10 to £30. But as Youtuber EVA Landry shows in this quick video tutorial, it’s very easy to make your own DIY star filter with just a few common items you’l find around the house.

Using just a plastic CD case, a takeaway coffee cup holder, a screwdriver, a ruler and a marker, you can make your own star filter in just a matter of minutes!

This tutorial is part of Eva’s 12 trickz of Xmas series of DIY photography tutorials.

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