Last year I was completely obsessed with making these fun paper stars! They are pretty easy to make and can be used so many ways. This year I decided to make these cute DiY Paper Star Ornaments for our tree!Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!
What you need to make your Paper Star Ornaments:
- Paper… Nothing too thick. Printer paper works well or scrapbook paper if you would like a fun pattern.
- Paper cutter or scissors.
- Fish line.
- A Needle.
Making your Paper Stars:
First, you need to fold your stars. Watch this video or see the steps below.
Start by cutting your paper into strips. I used 3 different sizes for my stars. For the smallest, you need one strip between 10-12″ long and .5″ wide. The medium is the same length and .75″ wide. The largest star is made with 2 strips taped together 1″ wide.
Fold following the images below.
As of now, you have basically tied a knot. Make sure that you do it with the paper pattern (if there is one) on the inside of the knot.
Fold the short end back across your pentagon. Then start wrapping the long end around the pentagon using theedges to fold against. Continue wrapping around and around. The natural shape of the pentagon will make the paper wrap around each side. Once you are out of paper tuck the end inside.To turn this pentagon into a star start to pinch on the corners. You want to pop the shape open as you pinch.
This takes a little practice, but once you figure it out you will be whipping them out at top speed!Isn’t it the cutest?!
Next, let’s make our paper star ornaments:
Start by tying off the end of your fishing line on a bead. Using a needle carefully guide your fishing line up through the bottom of your star and out the top. Then tie the end off to make a loop for hanging on your tree!
Like I mentioned before once you get the hang of it, you can make them very quick… you might get carried away like I did!Make them in any color you like for your decor!
Wait there’s more! Check out all of these amazing handmade ornaments or more fun with these paper stars!
String several of these together and they would make a fun garland!