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How To Make DIY Paper Christmas Star Decorations

DIY Paper Christmas Star Decoration: this easy craft is perfect for Christmas. Make any size or colour, add mini holes, paint and glitter.

DIY paper Christmas star

 

It’s always fun to make some homemade Christmas decorations. These paper Christmas stars are fun to make, and use materials that you probably have on hand already. These stars are perfect for the holiday season. I’ll be using these as part of my own Christmas decorations this year. They’d also be really fun for New Year’s Eve.

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DIY paper star decorations

I’m joining some of my favourite bloggers today as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to find links to all of their beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments too.

DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

Simple Origami

Origami stars can be a little bit tricky to put together at first, but the results are so stunning. These step by step instructions should make it easy to create these. Once you make a few and get the hang of it they’re very easy. You can make them in any size you like, or a mix like we’ve done here. Make larger ones for a more dramatic look, especially when lit up with fairy lights. Imagine one at the top of the tree, with holes and some lights inside. And the smaller stars are really cute.

how to make paper star decorations

 

This simple craft is a great one for the whole family to make together, and simple enough for kids, once you get used to making them. Try making them in different colors, or using festive papers from the craft store.

Materials

To make these Christmas stars you will need:

  • paper or card stock
  • scissors
  • glue stick or school glue
  • glitter
  • mini hole punch hole punch

How To Make 3D Stars

how to make a paper star decoration

Square Paper

1.Start out with a square piece of paper. You can use any colour you like, regular paper, or card stock or scrapbook papers with pretty patterns or glitter all work well. Heavier cardstock is harder to fold, but holds its shape the best after it’s finished. Our smallest squares of craft paper were 6 cm by 6 cm, and they went up from there.

 

Folding Paper

To create our star shape, begin by folding the paper in half. Keeping the fold edge at the top, next, fold the top left corner down to the bottom edge to make a crease, then unfold , and fold the bottom left corner to top and make a crease.

2. Where the two creases meet is the mark where you next fold the top right corner to.

simple paper star decoration

how to make a paper star

3. Now take that same right corner and fold that flap back on itself to line up with the edge.

4. Next, fold the whole piece in half along the middle folds.

DIY paper star

 

Cutting The Point

5. Finally, use a pair of scissors to cut a straight line, as shown in the image. The greater the angle of the scissors, the pointier the star will be, Experiment after making your first star, to see what angle is your favourite.

6. Unfold the star and reverse the fold lines where necessary to form the points of your star.

easy paper star decoration

Decorate With Holes, Paint, and Glitter

7. You can also use a hole punch to add some pattern to your star. I used a mini hole punch to create a lacy look to some of my stars by folding each point of the star, and punching through two layers at once to create a pattern. Iridescent paint added a little sparkle to some.  Glitter paint would be pretty too.  I added some glitter to some with some glue and glitter sprinkled on top.

paper star decoration

 

Hanging Stars

8. To make the stars into hanging Christmas decorations, I added a mini hole to one point at the top of the star and used a darning needle to thread some cotton string through it. You could also choose to make double sided ornaments by making two stars the exact same size, and a hot glue gun to attach two together. To make a tree topper, use the same method but with larger stars.

paper star Christmas decoration

 

How To Display The Paper Star Decorations

There’s so many ways you could display these paper stars decorations at this wonderful time of year. The large ones would make really pretty Christmas tree toppers. They’re also gorgeous hanging from a tree branch at different heights to make a wall hanging for the Christmas season, like I’ve done here. Small ones would look great on a Christmas tree, wreath, or tucked into a garland over your living room mantel. I made a few stars from paper bags and a Froebel star last year, and these would look amazing mixed together with them too. They’d also be cute as gift toppers. There’s so many ways to use them this time of year.

paper Christmas star

Wall Hanging

To make my wall hanging, I found a few evergreen branches, and tied them with some twine to hang them on the wall.  Next, I tied string to my stars, and hung them at various heights.  Lastly I added some fairy lights for a little sparkle.  These look so pretty at night.

Yield: Paper Christmas Star

DIY Paper Christmas Star Decoration

Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • paper or card stock
  • glue stick or school glue
  • glitter
  • iridescent paint
  • cotton string

Tools

  • paint brush
  • mini hole punch hole punch
  • scissors
  • darning needle

Instructions

  1. Start out with a square piece of paper. You can use any colour you like, regular paper, or card stock or scrapbook papers with pretty patterns or glitter all work well. Heavier cardstock is harder to fold, but holds its shape the best after it's finished. Our smallest squares of craft paper were 6 cm by 6 cm, and they went up from there.

    To create our star shape, begin by folding the paper in half. Keeping the fold edge at the top, next, fold the top left corner down to the bottom edge to make a crease, then unfold , and fold the bottom left corner to top and make a crease.

    2. Where the two creases meet is the mark where you next fold the top right corner to.

    3. Now take that same right corner and fold that flap back on itself to line up with the edge.

    4. Next, fold the whole piece in half along the middle folds.

    5. Finally, use a pair of scissors to cut a straight line, as shown in the image. The deeper greater the angle of the scissors, the pointer the star will be, Experiment after making your first star, to see what angle is your favourite.

    6. Unfold the star and reverse the fold lines where necessary to form the points of your star.

    7. You can also use a hole punch to add some pattern to your star. I used a mini hole punch to create a lacy look to some of my stars. I also painted some with irredicscnet paint, and added glue and glitter to some.

    8. To make the stars in to hanging Christmas decorations, I added a mini hole to one point at the top of the star and used a darning needle to thread some cotton string through it. You could also choose to make double sided ornaments by making two stars the exact same size, and a hot glue gun to attach two together. To make a tree topper, use the same method but with larger stars.
These paper Christmas stars are so fun to put together, and there’s so many different ways you could use them.  They’re also very inexpensive to make, and a great craft for kids or a group.  

With pretty paper Christmas stars like this, life really is a party!

More DIY Christmas Decoration Inspiration

 

As I mentioned, today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their DIY Christmas Ornament ideas with you. Be sure to visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images!

DIY Mini Cloche Dollar Store Christmas Ornaments at The Happy Housie

Concrete Ornaments at Taryn Whiteaker

DIY Clay Bell Ornaments at Zevy Joy

Printable Nutcracker Ornaments at Sincerely, Marie Designs

DIY Boho Wood and Tassel Holiday Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello

How To Make DIY Paper Christmas Star Decorations at Life is a Party

Cinnamon Stick Sleigh Ornaments at A Pretty Life

Easy DIY Wooden Christmas Ornaments at She Gave it a Go

DIY Santa Gnome Ornaments at Clean & Scentsible

Candy Cane Ornaments at Love Create Celebrate

MOD Podge Paper Ornaments at Place of My Taste

 
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4 Comments

  1. Oh, friend, these are so lovely!
    I am inspired to make these for our holiday home this year.

    Thank you so much for sharing, and love being on these blog hops with you!

    xoxo,
    Brendt

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