How to Make Paper Star Ornaments

I came up with the idea for these star ornaments a couple of years ago after seeing some instructions for making a star book. They are very simple to make. Last year my daughter and I made a bunch of them and hung them up in our front window from the beginning of Advent until Valentine’s Day.

Here are the step-by-step instructions:

Supplies needed are simply pieces of cardstock , a glue stick, and ribbon or thread for hanging.

First, cut cardstock into 1 inch wide strips. These strips will then be cut into pieces that are 4 inches tall and 3 inches tall. You will need a minimum of 5 pieces of each. The ornaments pictured above used 6 pieces for the left ornament and 8 for the one on the right. When I prepared these for a large group, I was able to have a college print shop cut up an entire ream of cardstock for me into these sizes with some fancy cutting machine that they have. I suspect that other print shops have something similar.


After the paper pieces have been cut, fold all of them in half.

Then, take the longer pieces and apply glue with the glue stick to the last half-inch or so as pictured here:

Apply glue to opposite side, as well.

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  1. britt said,

    December 19, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    that is soooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllll

  2. Robbie said,

    November 6, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    We are going to make these in our youth group for our Christmas ornament for the congregation. They are beautiful. I have navy blue and dark red cardstock already and will be using those colors. I plan to let them mix the colors as they chose. Topped off with a silver ribbon. Thanks so much for this VERY affordable, yet beautiful idea!!!

  3. December 12, 2008 at 5:08 am

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  4. michaela said,

    December 14, 2008 at 11:44 am

    this is brilliant we make theses at my daycare now

  5. Ahhh, Sunday said,

    November 15, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    […] in the indoor garden looking through art supplies and crafting paper ornaments.(I found directions here.) I folded colored papers into stars I’ll embellish with buttons, dried flowers and bits of […]

  6. Radhika Nair said,

    December 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    i tried..finished making in 15 simple n quick..thnx for sharing!!

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