I have been wanting to make some DIY paper star decorations for a while now. Ever since they started popping up on Pinterest in beautifully styled nordic homes. They are a stylish way to decorate for the festive season without going over the top. There are a few ways you can make them, I found this pin the easiest to follow. Here’s how I got on making my own DIY paper star decorations and how you can make some too…
Cutting mat and scalpel/scissors
To make my DIY paper star decorations I used A2 card in grey and black and some smaller A4 card in white. I would recommend practicing on smaller card or paper first as it took me a few attempts to get the hang of it.
Making the star
Start by cutting your paper into a square shape. For example, measure the shortest edge and cut the longer edge to the same measurement.
- Fold your square in half. With the fold edge along the bottom.
- Fold the bottom right hand corner over to meet the left top corner, leaving a few centimeters from the top.
- Fold the bottom left hand corner over into the middle.
- Turn your paper over. Your paper should look a bit like a kite.
- Fold your kite in half by taking the left hand side over to meet the right hand side.
- Turn your kite over again. Cut in a diagonal line from left to right through the center of your kite. The steeper your cut the pointier the star will be.
Unfold the paper to reveal your star shape.
To finish off your DIY paper star, lightly score the fold lines with a scalpel or scissors, without cutting through the card. This will give the star a sharper finished edge and make it easier to fold.
Fold your star into shape by pushing the shorter sections back and the ‘point’ sections forward to form a star shape.
Make a hole in one of the point sections and tie ribbon or string through it to hang from.
I love how these DIY paper star decorations turned out. They look super stylish and minimalist. Although they took a while to get to grips with, once I got the technique I was on a roll and made a few within a few minutes.
The best bit about these decorations is you can create them in a variety of sizes and colours to mix and match. What colours would you choose?
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