Looking for an easy diy Christmas decoration? These pretty 3D paper stars are easy to make and look stunning. Thread on a piece of cotton and hang from the ceiling or prop up on a mantle for a festive fireplace.
With the festive season fast approaching I wanted to share these easy paper star decorations with you. Regular readers will know I'm a big fan of all things paper especially simple projects that don't take up much time or money and I think you'll all agree that these 3D stars fall into both those categories. They're another one of those crafts that I recently remembered making in school so I decided to give them a go and see if they were as quick and easy as I remembered. They turned out to be one of simplest and fastest Christmas decorations I've ever made. It wasn't long before I had a whole bunch ready to hang.
1. Take a square of paper and fold in half. Open out, rotate 90 degrees and fold in half again.
2. Open out and fold your paper in half again this time along both diagonals.
3. Flip the paper over and mark a little less than half way down each of the horizontal and vertical creases.
4. Cut down to the pencil marks.
5. Fold the paper in on each side of the cut to form a point. Repeat on all remaining sides.
6. Apply glue or double-sided tape to 1 side of each of the points.
7. Fold 1 side of the point over the other and stick down. Do the same on the remaining points to make half a star.
8. Repeat the steps above to make the 2nd half.
9. Apply some more glue to the center corners or each point.
10. Stick both halves together making sure the points are at 45 degrees from each other.
11. Leave to dry and hang.
And there you have it, a simple decoration for the holidays that looks great as a garland, hanging from a tree branch or simply propped up against a wall.