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Large Paper Star Ornament

Large Folded Paper Star Decoration or Ornament

Kate Pullen
You may have seen the small paper stars that are made by folding a single strip of paper. This project is a variation on the traditional paper stars. By using a larger strip of paper, a big and striking 3d paper star is created. The star decoration can be used in a variety of ways. In addition to making an effective holiday ornament, it will also look great as a decoration for parties or other special occasions. Make a few to use instead of paper flowers or adding to paper flower displays!

A long strip of paper is required to make the star. I used a strip from a roll of craft paper to make the star in the photograph, which I decorated with rubber stamps. A strip of wrapping paper or even wallpaper would also work well. Vary the size of the paper to alter the finished size of the star.

Supplies

  • Strip of paper (I used a strip of paper 8 feet long and 4 inches wide)
  • Rubber stamps and inks to decorate the paper if required
  • Scissors, glue and other basic crafting supplies

Instructions

The paper star is created following these instructions folded paper star instructions (I strongly recommend making a small paper star from scrap paper first to familiarize yourself with the process).
  • Fold the strip of paper following the instructions, however before shaping the star run a line of glue along any open edges. While this isn't strictly necessary, it does help produce a more robust finished item
  • Rubber stamp the flat folded paper before starting to shape the star. When this has dried finish the star according to the instructions.
You can finish the star in a variety of ways. I attached the star to a stick so it could be stuck in the ground. It could also be hung from a ceiling using monofilament or thread. I made a few streamers to hang from the base of the star. I made the streamers by cutting thin strips of craft paper and curling them around a pencil.

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