Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How to Make 3-D Paper Stars

Last year I made some big 3-D paper stars to hang from my mantle. I never got around to sharing them. So when I decided to make some small stars this year I made sure to snap some step-by-step pictures. They are so easy to make and with some patriotic paper, they turn out so cute. I may try them at Christmas, they would make a cute little gift tag.



How to Make 3-D Paper Stars

Want to make your own? Here's how:

How to Make  3-D Paper Stars

How to Make 3-D Paper Stars

1 - Begin with a rectangle and fold it in half hamburger style. I used a 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper for the step by step pictures. My smaller stars were made with a 4 X 6 piece of cardstock.

2 - Fold the top left corner to the middle of the right side.

3 - Take the point and fold it back on itself to line up with the left side.

4 - Fold over the right side, folding right over the fold you just created in the previous step

5 - Take the point from the left and fold it over so that the sides line up.

6 - Place your scissors so they are parallel to the bottom. {You can try different angles and see how the stars turn out, they will be pointier or fatter depending on the angle}

7 - Cut

8 - Unfold the star.

9 - Refold the creases so that all the points crease upward and all the short folds crease downward.

How to Make 3-D Paper Stars

Regular paper is easier to work with than cardstock, so I recommend trying this out with regular paper to figure out the process and then when you've got it down use your patterned paper.


How to Make 3-D Paper Stars
Have you decorated for the 4th yet? The only thing I have out is my 4th of July Flag Tree. I don't have a ton of 4th of July decor, but I need to get out what I do have. And hang my paper stars :)


Here's a few more 4th of July projects:
Wood Block Flag
Bead Board Flag

Flag Pocket Shorts




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5 comments :

  1. What a great tutorial! I have always wanted to do these. Now I know what I will be doing this week....


    I found your through the Teach Me Tuesday @ 3GLOL #10 link party!

    Best,

    Brooke

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  2. I'm pinning this idea because the simple origami and the nice paper make such a bold statement. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a great tutorial! I think I just tried to comment but it did not take. If it shows up later, just know I really wanted you to know I appreciate you taking the time to put this out there...I also favorite your etsy shop....

    I found your through the Teach Me Tuesday @ 3GLOL #10 link party!

    Best,

    Brooke

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  4. Seriously adorable. Sharing :) Stopping by from Gingerly Made.
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  5. Visiting from the Artsy Corner link up. This is SO cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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