I love it cause it was all DIY and I had all the materials at home. Yey! Very simple to do with paper sting glue and some felt. Requires some time to cut the paper and the felt and to assemble the whole thing but it is fun to do. Keeps you busy outside the computer while watching TV. I found a plenty of ideas on the internet. Some even included tutorials.
Just made my first XMas decoration for this year. Since my house is painted grey, blue and white I was trying to keep that theme. No it does not need shine. I could try some clear glitter but glitter is a mess when you have a curious cat around you. Besides I don’t like shiny things lol!