crafty christmas – 3d scandi paper star decoration

for the last couple of christmases i’ve been making card or craft paper stars. they look spectacular and are really easy to make. i’ve made them for us, for friends and for friends shops! you too could make some if you like, you can find the instructions just here.

this year however i stumbled across some little paper decorations whilst in new york and they were even more fab! so i bought one pulled it apart and up scaled it.
what you will need:

– card or sturdy craft paper. we used plain white a3 sized paper.
– ruler
– scalpel and cutting board
– double-sided tape

i cut 20 strips from the long length of the paper or card. i then placed 5 out straight in front of me. i then took 5 more which i then wove them in and out. i centred them and pushed them in close together.

5 strips           woven strips

next i took the inside corner strips and pulled them together and stuck with double-sided tape. then i took the next two strips and did the same, creating the stars points. i did this around all four corners leaving just one strip in the centre on each side.

first layer

i then made another one, exactly the same way. i kept the one on the bottom flat like the picture above and turned the other one around and laid on top.

SAMSUNG CSC

i then pulled the long strips through the star points and stuck the two sets of star points to the straight strips. once stuck down i then trimmed of the edges the keep the points and tah dah!

SAMSUNG CSCi put a loop on the back and it was finished and ready to hang in place

hanging paper star

 

Comments

    • December 7, 2013 / 22:34

      try one, they just need a little patience but they are so fab!

  1. December 9, 2013 / 11:40

    Oh that’s beautiful! And you could spray it for glitter too. We just put up a second tree and it needs a star – I’ll give this a go

    • December 14, 2013 / 21:56

      you can do so much with them, obvs i went for white!

  2. December 9, 2013 / 11:47

    Crikey those look so impressive!

    • December 14, 2013 / 21:56

      easy peasy to do, give them a try 😉

    • December 14, 2013 / 21:57

      thank you x

  3. December 9, 2013 / 11:53

    This is lovely – my daughter is a massive fan of this type of thing, so I know what we are going to be doing after school xx

    • December 14, 2013 / 21:57

      oooooo how did you get on?

    • December 14, 2013 / 21:58

      thanks for pinning, have a go, just take it slowly x

  4. December 9, 2013 / 12:40

    Woah! That is amazing!!! We are off on holiday for Christmas and space in the car is tight so it is great to know I can just pack a pad of paper and we can make these when we arrive. I say “we” I mean the teen who is quite the origami queen.

    • December 14, 2013 / 22:00

      these are perfect for an origami queen happy crafting!

    • December 14, 2013 / 22:01

      oh maggy please try them, you won’t be disappointed, very satisfying x

  5. December 9, 2013 / 13:33

    Oh how gorgeous! I’m not sure my hand is steady enough but maybe if I dig out my proper paper cutter thingy… x

    • December 14, 2013 / 22:02

      i’m sure you’d be fine, don’t need a a steady hand just a little patience x

  6. December 9, 2013 / 15:02

    So purteeee I am a real fan of your festive stars!

    • December 14, 2013 / 22:03

      thought you might like this one x

  7. December 9, 2013 / 15:12

    Oh wow, I’ve always wanted to learn how to make these. They’re so beautiful x

    • December 14, 2013 / 22:04

      please have a go x

  8. December 9, 2013 / 17:49

    Wow! that is amazing – I’m off to find some white card!

    • December 14, 2013 / 22:05

      hope you found some x

  9. December 9, 2013 / 22:11

    OMG wow that is so clever and so pretty

    • December 14, 2013 / 22:06

      very pretty aren’t they, and just as helen said above, you could spray them and make them sparkle too!

    • December 14, 2013 / 22:12

      and enjoy you should x

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