Friday, November 22, 2019

DIY STAR WREATH

Make this affordable star wreath with 3D paper stars. Using a variety of colored and patterned paper, create a fun and unique wreath for the holiday season.

Star wreath made with 3d paper stars

I have been wanting to make something like this for a while now. Ever since I first learned how to make 3D paper stars, I've thought about making a wreath with them.

I'm loving how it turned out. The different colors of paper really make it pop.

I obviously made this wreath for use at Christmastime. But you could do a patriotic wreath with red, white and blue stars too!




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DIY STAR WREATH


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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR STAR WREATH


  • a variety of colored and patterned paper (you will need 11-12 sheets)
  • wreath form
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • scissors


scrapbook paper and wreath form


HOW TO MAKE A 3D PAPER STAR WREATH


Making the stars for the wreath is fairly simple. I will admit that the actual gluing is a bit challenging because there is not a lot of surface area to glue to. It took some patience on my part.

many 3d paper stars of various sizes and colors


To learn to make the 3D stars, please watch this video. I explain it in detail and walk you through the whole process multiple times.

  1. Make 6 large stars using  8 1/2" X 11" sized paper.
  2. Make 18 small stars using 4" X 6" sized paper.
  3. Add the large stars evenly around the wreath form and hot glue in place
  4. Add the small stars between the large stars to cover all the gaps. Overlap stars as needed. Glue in place.
3d paper stars on metal wreath form

I tried my best not to have a lot of the same color/pattern right next to each other. I only had two greens, both solid, so they were harder to separate from each other.


Tip for saving paper: 

Folding and cutting the paper to make the stars results in a lot of wasted paper. Another option would be to create one star as shown in the video. Then use it as a stencil and trace it onto the paper. Cut it out. Then score and fold the points.

This is actually how I ended up doing most of the stars because I did not purchase enough paper. It does takes longer to have to trace and then cut them all out than it does to fold the paper and make a single cut, so be aware of that.  I figured another trip to the store would probably take the same amount of time so I went for it.

Because of the nature of the wreath being made from paper, indoor use is recommended. I will probably hang mine off my pantry door to add some Christmas cheer to the kitchen.



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11 comments :

  1. lovely idea with the stars so festive and colorful

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  2. I love that you included a how-to video since I'm not very crafty. I love everything about this wreath and that I can also make a red, white and blue one for the 4th of July.

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  3. Your paper wreath is really cute, Rachel! Love the combination of papers you used.

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  4. I bought one of those pads of Christmas paper last year on clearance. This will be perfect to use some of that! Pinned!

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  5. What a fun activity to make this wreath! Looks adorable!

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  6. Your wreath is so fun! I'm a little obsessed with stars, so I definitely want to make these!

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  7. It's beautiful! The paper stars are so pretty. I can't wait to make some now.,

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  8. Beautiful wreath! I love the colours and patterns you chose for the stars!

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  9. I love the stars! I have a lot of Christmas scrapbook paper, so I think I will have to make some--if not for a wreath, maybe a garland!

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  10. I have a ton of scrap paper. I should make a summer wreath like this and get my girls involved :-) Pinned.

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  11. I've always loved those paper stars. They look beautiful done in a wreath!

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