Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Paper Star Garland

Folding and weaving the pretty little 8-point stars seen below can be very addictive! Check out this easy to follow Instructional Video for the One Million Stars Project and imagine the possibilities. Make them large or small. Use ribbon, paper, or magazine pages for your strips. String them up to hang in a window or on a Christmas tree. They also make cute embellishments; add one to a card or scrapbook page!

This star garland, created for American Crafts' November 2013 Design Team Gallery, will be a colorful addition to my Christmas tree this year:


Each star is made from four 1/2-inch x 12-inch strips of patterned paper, and results in a 2-inch x 2-inch star. No adhesive needed! Just cut, weave, fold, tuck, snip. After doing a few, you can do it in your sleep...almost. ;)



Try it. Bet you can't make just one!

Patterned papers-American Crafts' Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste and American Crafts' Autumn Crisp.



10 comments:

Chris and Paige Evans said...

This is so neat and pretty and I love it!

Jingle said...

Oh, I love this! SO super cute!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is so pretty, Madeline! I may try making some of these with my daughter. That is, if I can tear her away from her Rainbow Loom. LOL!

Cat Burchmore said...

So cute!!

Amanda said...

Very cute!! Love the color choice too.

lil gik said...

Super cute, I'll be trying my hand at these for sure! :)

Nirupama said...

So beautiful! I have been wanting to make a new star garland, thanks for tips!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty, Madeline!

Susan Stringfellow said...

oh these are so cool! I love the way they look hanging on your window there.

Penny Lane said...

Absolutely love this garland!