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How to Make Christmas Paper Star Decorations

Turn basic card stock into a stunningly affordable holiday star decoration with this easy DIY project.

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Materials Needed:

  • white card stock
  • scissors
  • craft glue
  • ruler
  • pencil

Start Preliminary Folds

Start with a square of white card stock. Fold in half lengthwise, then fold in half again, widthwise. Then, fold across to create a triangle.

Mark and Cut Center Lines

Open the folded paper and mark halfway from the center of the paper, along the 4 center lines. Snip along each center line from the edge until you reach the marked points.

Create Star Shape

Fold each cut flap toward the diagonal fold lines. Repeat for all four sides until you get a 4-pointed star shape.

Glue Star Shape.

Apply glue to every other flap. Pull flaps without glue on top of the adjacent glue-covered flap.

Define Creases and Folds

Turn the star around and define the creases and folds with your fingertips.

Finish the Star

Repeat process with another sheet of white card stock. Let dry. Staggering the points of the stars, glue one star atop the other. Let dry before hanging. Hang stars on the wall in groupings for a stunning holiday display.

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