Make 3D Stars for Decorating the New Years Party

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.

Make 3-D Stars for DecoratingView in gallery

Making the paper starsView in gallery

Supplies:

  • Decorative Paper
  • Fabric or Burlap
  • Fabric Stiffener
  • Wood Numbers
  • Gold Paint
  • Gold Thread
  • Star Template

Creating the template for starsView in gallery

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.

Scoring tool for starView in gallery

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 StarsView in gallery

Begin folding the star in half on each scored line. Fold the star, open it, then fold it again at another point.

Folding the starView in gallery

Star ready to be shapedView in gallery

3d StarView in gallery

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.

Create the StarView in gallery

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.

Press on star step 5View in gallery

To make the fabric stars, first cut squares from the desired fabric. I used burlap for my stars.

fabric supplies for starView in gallery

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.

Paint the fabricView in gallery

Trace the star template on the back of the fabric, and cut out the star.

Trace the starView in gallery

Traced star on burlapView in gallery

Cutting the star burlapView in gallery

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.

DIY burlap starView in gallery

Fabric StarView in gallery

Hot Glue BurlapView in gallery

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.

3d star burlap projectView in gallery

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!

Painting the NumbersView in gallery

New Years Star Projec - 2017View in gallery

Colorful Burlap StarsView in gallery