You're a Star!

Decorate Paper Star Style...

you will need...
6 pieces of square paper
clear tape
 fold squares into triangles, corner to corner
 measure in from both sides approximately 2.5", 5", 7"

cut 3 triangles...almost...
stop before you cut the full triangle

open triangles back to squares
squares, triangles, triangles, squares...yikes!

pull points together and tape
alternate directions

1/6th Done...

when all 6 points of the star are complete staple them together
big side to small side

 staple the bottom tips together, and...


WAIT, there's more...

After the star is put together, it's time to hang it...
I used a grommet, because I am that kind of girl...
however, poking a hole in one of the tips will do just fine

Lovely and Free!

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.


  1. This is just gorgeous! wow! Thanks for the tutorial. This is going on my To Do list, for sure :-)

    Best wishes!

  2. i'm in LOVE with this. i sooooo want to do one. i love party type decor, this kind of reminds me of a whimsy celebration for SPRING!

    found via myra's post at casabella.

    i bookmarked this post.


  3. I just made this! It's so lovely. It's significantly bigger than I had imagined, so I'm trying to figure out how/where to hand it... my wreath hook will place it too low. Thank you so much for this beautiful idea! :)

  4. Beautiful! So many possibilities, thanks for sharing!

  5. LOOKS GREAT!! So impressive! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I LOVE this! I wanht to make one sooo bad. Where's my todo list? :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. I've done thist with fabric and double sided fusible interfacing to make snowflakes for winter. It looks so complicated, but it's not! I never thought of doing it with paper!!


  8. Darling! Love! What a great idea for random scrapbooking paper...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday! I hope to see you back this week {party opens on Wed night @ 8pm CST}

  9. Love, love your giant star! Great idea to use full sheets. Love the colors!

  10. Kelly, Thanks for the invite! Done!

  11. So cute thanks for sharing!

  12. I love this!! I'd love for you to link up at Wow Me Wednesday!


  13. This is quite interesting, looks great. I saw you at Friday Flair by Whipper Berry. I would love to feature this on my blog. Will send you the link.

    Today is my blog's first linky party. I would love for you to add this: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

  14. April, I am all linked up. Thanks for having me!

  15. I featured this post on my blog:

  16. I always wondered how these were made! so cool!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

  17. Am I missing something? Do are they double sided paper or 2 pieces glued together. First pic shows white background and then it's double sided. Obviously I'm not a big crafty person or I could figure it out. Advice? Thanks!

  18. Dear Kitchychicks, The paper star is made of double sided paper that I bought at Michaels. Some of the tutorial pics do not reflect the same paper because of some lost photos. Does that help? If you have more questions, feel free to email me...nikkilolson@gmail.com

  19. Thanks Nikki! I went to Hobby Lobby for the paper and when I got there was thinking...hmmm...that doesn't seem right. And of course I couldn't find double sided there. So, I will try Michaels instead! Can't wait! :) Thanks again!

  20. So, so cute! And I love the papers you chose. Great tutorial! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree Creations today!

  21. I made a beautiful star for my dining room. Thank you for the instructions.

  22. Thanks for sharing! I love it!!! Gonna use Christmas paper for mine.

  23. Thank you for this great tutorial that I found through Pinterest and I am linking it on my blog:

  24. Thank you so much for the idear! i made it a few days ago you can watch my star here

  25. Thanks so much for the great idea and instructions! I really loved this so after I made a big one, I got a pack of smaller size paper (8" x 8") and made 3 with those. They looked great for the holidays.

  26. TY so much for the instructions! SO cute! I can't wait to try it!

  27. I tried this tutorial. Not very good. The star comes out gigantic and is too heavy for it's own weight, so it sags badly. Don't use a whole sheet of scrapbook paper. It is way too big. Cut the paper down by at least a quarter and figure out your own measurments. More detailed instructions on measurements would be nice. I can offer anyone who wants them,, more detail. Don't waste your time or money, unless you want a saggy disappointment.

  28. I made a couple of these using old calendars, they turned out beautiful. Used 8" squares and marked each cut at 1" starting at center.

  29. I never saw this, I liked it very much and i'm gonna try to do it, thanks for the idea, keep it up a thumbs up for you

  30. I found this post via pinterest. It is gorgeous and your tutorial is excellent. I love paper crafting :)

  31. I should have thanked you years ago for this great tutorial. I've made many of these in lots of different sizes/patterns & they've always come out very nicely. Just made another one tonight and was reminded of your site where I first saw these. Thank you so much!

  32. Thank you very much for the great image and tutorial. I love paper folding/cutting etc so I shall definitely be giving this a go.

  33. Sorry I have not thanked you sooner for this. At the end of 2012 I made these with my co-workers on Kandahar Airfield. We were assisting our Commander with his 30 wedding anniversary that he did via Skype with his wife. We all mail ordered tuxedo t-shirts, had a mock tail bar and myself and the Engineering Branch made about 20 of these in black and silver (grey) paper. Leave it to engineers to get technical and petty with the measurements, but in the end it all worked conveyor belt style and we got it done. The star was beautiful but the memory of me and those soldiers and civilians making these will stay with me the rest of my life. XOXO

  34. I just went to Michaels for paper and asked for their double sided......crazy but they said they don't carry it. I see your post is a few years old.......any new place to buy double sided paper ? Thanks.