These star ornaments are easy yet impactful, especially if you make loads of them and hang them on your tree, in a window or from the ceiling. The paper choices are endless—your biggest problem will be choosing a color and design. I know these are “Advent” stars to be used during the Advent season, but don’t keep these stars tucked away. They would look bright and cheerful during the long winter months, they’d be perfect for Valentine’s Day and you can try embellishing gift bags and boxes with them too.
- 12 strips of paper 1/4″ to 1/2″ wide x 6″ long, but any size works
- Twine or ribbon for hanging
- Note: you’ll be constructing 2 stars that you’ll attach to each other
Glue 2 strips together to form a cross. It’s helpful to crease the first 2 strips in half so you know exactly where the center is.
Glue 2 more strips onto the first pieces, making sure you start the “under over” pattern.
Steps 3 and 4
Continue to weave and glue the remaining strips in place until you’ve used 6 pieces.
Repeat steps 1 – 4 with the remaining 6 strips of paper.
Glue 2 corner strips together so that the under sides are facing front and come together at a 90 degree angle.
Repeat for all 4 corners.
This is what it will look like with the right side facing up:
Lay one star down with the wrong side facing up. Lay the second star on top with the right side facing up (wrong sides will be facing each other) so that you can thread the long strips through a loop.
Glue the long strips to the loops. Once the glue is dry, trim the edges.
To finish off your star, add the twine or ribbon for hanging.