Last year I shared how to make paper stars from lunch bags. It was a super easy, fun craft to do; and I’ve still got mine and am using some again in my Christmas decor. I guess this is the year for paper crafts for me, since I just shared how to make 3D paper ornaments last week!
Today’s is similar to the paper bag stars from last year, but these paper stars are made with parchment paper! I love the look of these, they seem a little more delicate than the paper bag stars. We even used one of our large paper stars as our tree topper this year! I hung some in our window too, it was hard to capture in a photo, but in person they look really nice. I think the smallest size would be cute as ornaments or to use as gift toppers!
They only require a few supplies, and are easy to make. I used both white and brown parchment paper. While I haven’t made these with regular paper yet, I think it would work fine. They won’t have quite the delicate look that these have, but might have straighter points, which is nice too!
- parchment paper (brown: from Target or Amazon / white: from Target or Amazon)
- glue (I used a few different kinds, I thought glue stick worked best)
- string or fishing line for hanging, if desired
Steps are written out below or you can watch the video tutorial here:
- Cut rectangles out of parchment paper. You will need 5 rectangles of the same size. The sizes I did are:
- Fold rectangles in half.
- Draw points on folded part of one of the rectangles. I found that the longer, skinner the points are, the straighter the points of the star end up. Also, the ends of the paper need to have half a point drawn (so you start cutting from a tip, not the bottom of a point on the ends, see photos).
- Stick the remaining 4 rectangles inside the one with the points drawn on, and cut all 5 folded sheets at once. (If you use regular paper instead of parchment paper, you might not be able to cut all at once).
- Separate cut rectangles and unfold.
- Starting from one end, start folding the cut rectangle accordion style, flipping from back to front with each fold (like you’re making a paper fan).
- Once it’s folded, fold each of those in half.
- Add glue to the inside of the folded star, let dry.
- Once all five are glued, you’re going to glue those pieces together.
- Once glue is dry, fan out into star shape, and glue remaining ends together.
- For hanging: use a small hole punch to punch hold near tip of end, thread string or fishing line through and create a loop to hang.
Have you tried making paper stars yet??