You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own 3-D stars! I like to use both paper and fabric to make large three dimensional decor. These stars are a fun, inexpensive way to decorate your home.
- Decorative Paper
- Fabric or Burlap
- Fabric Stiffener
- Wood Numbers
- Gold Paint
- Gold Thread
- Star Template
First, find a star template that is the shape you like. I used THIS free design which I saved to my computer and then printed out on my home printer. Cut out the star to make your template.
To make the paper stars, trace the star template on the back of decorative card stock paper. Cut out the star.
Use a scoring tool to score the star. Start at the point and go down the middle to the other end. Repeat this with each point.
Begin folding the star in half on each scored line. Fold the star, open it, then fold it again at another point.
Once all of the points have been folded, take two adjacent points, fold them in half, and press the together as pictured. Release the two points, and repeat this with the next two adjacent points. This will create the needed creases for the 3-D star.
Place the star on a flat surface, and press down on the center gently to flatten the star. Paper stars can be hung with a bit of sticky tack on the back of the star.
To make the fabric stars, first cut squares from the desired fabric. I used burlap for my stars.
Paint the fabric with a generous amount of fabric stiffener. I used Stiffy by Plaid Crafts. Wet the fabric well, and let it dry completely.
Trace the star template on the back of the fabric, and cut out the star.
You will not need to score the fabric. Simply fold it at each point as I explained in the steps above for the paper star.
Hot glue a bit of gold thread to the back of the star to create a loop that can be used to hang the stars.
I’m using my 3-D stars to create mantle decor for the new year! I painted wood numbers gold to match the paper and fabric stars. This quick project is a fun way to decorate for the new year!