These easy paper bag stars were a huge hit last year. In this tutorial I’ll show you how we make our fun paper bag starts!
Once a holiday hits and the kids are home, we love putzing with easy homemade decorations to make our home feel, really, like OUR home. Finding things we already have around the house eliminates our need to have to ‘go out’ to get materials.
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Our little craft cubby has everything we need. Add a dash of childhood wonder and imagination and voila, we have simple and inexpensive decor!
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Making Paper Bag Stars- The Tutorial
For standard-sized lunch bags, you’ll need to use 7-9 bags. The sweet spot for ours has been 8 or 9, so to make sure they can meet at the end without stressing the glue on the other bags. For smaller bags you will use 12-14 bags.
Add glue to the back of each bag, along the bottom and up the center.
Stack another bag on top of your glue, facing the same directions, pressing it in place. Add glue to the top of this bag, just as you did with the first and repeat until you’ve use up all the bags you counted out.(7-9)
Once you have all your bags glued together, cut the top corners off, forming a point and get creative to make whatever shape you want. You may find a bit of cutting fatigue as you go along, so making 2 stacks of glued bags, cutting them out the same, then glueing them together can help with this.
Open the bags up to make sure they meet at the end, if it seems tight, add 1-2 more bags so not to break the glue seams. Hold the ends together for a good minute to make sure the seams will stay.
Punch a hold in the the last 2 bags that you glued together and add string to hang.
Sure, you could with proper storage! I personally love not having to store these and they are made from paper, so easy to recycle and make new ones for next year.
Yup, we used 2 different sizes of lunch bags. I had a stock of paper bags that we used at our farmers market in a couple of different sizes. It seems the larger the paper bags were, the harder they become to cut through. So keep that in mind. The thinner the bag is, the better.
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