How to Make 3D Paper Stars

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We have an old window hanging in our living room. Throughout fall and Christmas I had it decorated with a cute rag tie banner, a book page banner, and a pennant banner which all made me happy. But Christmas came and went and I was out of ideas. Until I remembered making a paper star back when I was in high school. I thought it would be perfect….like an airy for the winter season. May I share it with you? 

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If you want just a picture tutorial shot, here you go…if you need more details (like I would!) keep scrolling for the step by step!

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Step by Step Tutorial

Supplies: 6 SQUARE pieces of scrapbook paper (mine were 9in x 9in), scissors, tape, stapler, string, hole punch

1. Taking one square at a time, fold the paper in half to form a triangle.

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2. Take the right and left corners and fold again, making another triangle.

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3. Now we are going to cut and it is IMPORTANT to cut from the right side, so I will try to explain as best as I can. Lay your triangle in front of you so that it lines up with the picture below. You want your “four single edges to be to the left. Now using the four single edge side as a guide for a straight line, cut into the solid fold stopping about 1/2 inch from the opposite edge. You will make 3 cuts equidistant apart.

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4. Open up the piece of paper.

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5. Now grab the tape. Starting from the two innermost cuts you will form little loops. So take the too innermost corners, roll them in toward each other, and tape together.

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6. Then flip the entire square over and do the same with the next two sets of cuts/points.

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7. Flip back to the front and repeat, then back to the back and repeat. At this point you should have attached all for loops and your square will now look like this.

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8. Repeat the first 7 steps until you have six pieces looped and taped together.

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9. Now, grab three of your pieces and join them at one set of end points. Staple together. Then do the same for the other three pieces.

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10. Now take these two sides and staple them together in the center. You are almost there!

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11. The last step is too staple around the edges of the star to hold everything in place. See the picture below.

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12. Finally if you want to hang your star, punch a hole in the top of one of the points and thread with a string!

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If you have any questions please let me know!! I am here to help :) 

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