These delicate paper stars are perfect for any time of the year. But we especially love making them during the holidays.
This time of year, when the kiddos are home, we keep busy making little simple crafts with materials we have one hand.
Ah, almost makes you want to be a kid again, doesn’t it? 🙂
One of the best things about being at home is racking our imaginations for what we can use around the house to make little decorations for the holidays. I almost always have parchment paper on hand and I love both the white and non-bleached versions.
We discovered the parchment paper when we were digging through the drawer looking for more brown paper lunch sacks for our stars and I thought, parchment paper will be way easier to cut into than the folded bags. I was right!
After a little tinkering and lots of gluing we came up with these little guys. I will say the larger stars are easier to make, unless you have the knack for tiny work. But I just love how delicate they are and especially when hung above the window. The light coming through them makes them even more lovely!
You can find the full directions below OR you could watch this video.
Time needed: 10 minutes
The more we made the less we were concerned about the actual measurements- just as long as there were 5-6 pieces that were the same, it works.
Here are the dimensions that we worked with:
3×4″, 4×7″, 6×10″, 9×16″
Fold the rectangles in half and stack them together
Once the rectangles are all folded and stacked up, cut triangles out of the non-folded edge of the rectangles. I really like the more narrow, thin triangles and it really made the edges curl.
Accordion fold each piece, then fold in half and glue the inside of the fold
Once all 5-6 pieces are glued- glue them all together in a stack.
Glue the ends and fan out to create the star shape. Hold the glued ends for a bit to make sure they stay.
If you are using these to hang up, use a needle or a tiny hole punch to make a hole at the place where the end pieces came together, then use fish line to string up.
You certainly could. I just really love how the thin parchment paper tends to curl on the ends.
Sure, here you go! Paper Bag Star Tutorial
Oh the candles! I get asked about them all the time! I’ve had these candles around for several years now and they are the best to have around kids and me getting busy running around. They are flameless candles, come with a remote, timer, the whole bit! I also love that these are waterproof, so we take them outside on summer nights!
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