Several years ago I stitched a bargello tree-top star out of 2 shades of gold metallic ribbon floss. It's such an easy stitch that I set up kits to sell. Here is the finished star on the Needle Nicely "tree".
And this is a rather poor photograph of the drawn outline of the star on 18mesh bargello tan with the first two rows stitched to establish the pattern.
Even though the majority of my inventory consists of painted canvases, I am always trying to come up with economical, but attractive, alternatives. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out.