Decorative 3D Paper Stars

©Linda Facci/

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 pieces of decorative paper in 6-inch squares. Purchase paper or make your own design with a fun rubber stamp.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • String (optional)


  1. With decorative side of paper facing up, fold in half, turn, and then fold in half again. Now, turn over. Fold into triangle, open up, fold the other side into a triangle and open up.
  2. With decorative side facing up, tuck the scored folds into a 4 pointed star. This can take a bit of skill, but you’ll get there!
  3. On back of each paper, mark 1¼” from the straight side edge into center. Do this on all 4 sides, then cut up to that dot to create flaps on all four sides.
  4. Fold flaps into center.
  5. Then place a bit of glue on one side of flap. Fold opposite flap over to adhere to the glued flap. Repeat on all flaps.
  6. If you want to hang your star, place a piece of string on one of the flaps before folding over.
  7. Place some glue on the back of one star and glue the other star to it, holding it in place for a bit.

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