Thursday, December 9, 2010

{last minute christmas decorations} 3D paper star wreath tutorial

I had a bunch of this pretty Christmas paper left over from last year (it's Making Memories' Mistletoe line), so I decided to use it up before I didn't love it anymore. I've been meaning to make a star wreath for ages, and after seeing a friend's 3D stars lining the wall on her staircase (super cute idea, by the way), I decided to try them out. Easy and darling! Here's how to make a 3-D paper star wreath for yourself.


3-D Paper Star Wreath Tutorial

Supplies:
*Patterned papers
*Scoring tool (scoring board, bone folder, or stylus)
*Hot glue gun
*Wreath form (I cut my own out of chipboard, but you could use a wooden one from the craft store)
*Buttons, brads, and ribbon

1. Cut stars approximately 3" to 4" wide using a template or die cutting machine. I would've used my Silhouette, but it's on the fritz, so I used my trusty Slice machine. You could also trace a template. I used 12 stars, but you may use more or less depending on the size of your wreath.

2. Score a line from the top of each point straight down to the inside point. Do this for each of the five points.


3. Fold on each line. First, fold each line with wrong-sides of the paper together.


4. Then fold the short lines between points in the opposite direction to give your star dimension.


Repeat this for all stars. Aren't they cute?


5. Optional: embellish stars centers with buttons, brads, or rhinestones. I hot glued mine on.


6. I didn't want my white wreath form to show, so I covered it with green stars, cut just 1/2" smaller. This is also optional, especially if your wreath form is narrower or you have more stars. You can always overlap your big stars.


7. Apply glue to the inside points on the back and hot glue to wreath form.



8. Create a ribbon hanger with a piece of ribbon, and if you're froofy like me, you can add a big, fluffy bow or two. Glue to the back of wreath.



Hang and enjoy!



These 3D stars are also great as ornaments. Just glue a ribbon hanger to the back! You could also glue another star to the back to make it a little sturdier and more 3-D.



I also use them as gift tags. Or gift tags that are also ornaments!

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70 Responses to “{last minute christmas decorations} 3D paper star wreath tutorial”

inday_adin said...

Beautiful and inexpensive! :) Thanks for sharing.

Adin B

tinajo said...

This is so cute and lovely, thanks for the tutorial! :-)

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

linda idea!
quedaron muy lindos
besos
c@

jenclair said...

I love your stars and the pretty paper! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

April said...

LOVE THESE!!!!!!! I am totally going to make them. I have a tutorial on my blog for 3D two sided stars if you want to take a peek. They are super simple to make.

http://spillingthebeans5.blogspot.com/2010/05/paper-star-tutorial.html

Carmen said...

Extremely Precious! Love it.

Sarah Takens said...

These stars look so professional, yet they are so easy to make! Thank you for sharing your little birdie secret on star making!

Crystal said...

LOVE this super cute, thrifty idea!!! Thanks for the tip on the stars! I just love your page!
Have a great day!
~Crysta
www.homemakerinheels.com

EFI said...

Love it! It is so cute and so easy! Thank you!

Simply Amy said...

This is such a cute idea! I am going to make them for my tree!

Midwest Elle said...

LOVE this wreath!

Abbie said...

Very cute. I love it.

Abbie said...

Very cute. I love it.

Tanya said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this. Love the idea, I am gonna atleast make some of those stars. Hopefully a wreath too. Thanks for the instructions!!

Green Eyed Girl said...

I love... love... LOVE it... it turned out super cute! Thanks for tut too!

Green Eyed Girl said...

I love... love... LOVE it... It turned out super cute! Thanks for the tut!

Janice said...

adorable!~

Suzanne-Poplar Street Prims said...

How pretty! I'm def going to make this! Thanks for sharing.

Erin said...

I just love it! I may have to make one for myself.

Kiki Fangupo said...

absolutely darling! thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

I love it! Thanks for the idea!

Jen said...

I love this with Christmas paper, very festive looking. I made some last week to use on my tree.

http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com

The Wilde Family said...

what star template would you use?

lila Check said...

simply gorgeous!

r_c_kunkel said...

I just raided my stash of paper and came up with several and made one of my own. Yea for making something with what you already have!

Ricki said...

Wow, so beautiful and easier than I thought! Thanks :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I made one too!

Star Wreath

Nicole Lund said...

My wreath is almost done, thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I just went through a bunch of your back posts and found a review of gluten free baking mixes, crochet patterns and the perfect apron. You are amazing and I LOVE your blog! (too gushy? sorry, I'm really excited :)

Bits of Fiber said...

Love this tutorial! If I could only find some time to make one. Thanks for sharing it.

Alyssa said...

Love this idea. I made this last night. Came out so cute. I posted it on my blog and referred back to your site. You guys have the best ideas.

Beta said...

I really enjoyed your tutorials and this, I ventured to link it in my blog (including photos). I hope you do not mind, but if so, I will remove it without problems. Thanks and congratulations! Beta

(http://bimbumbeta.blogspot.com/2010/12/calendario-dellavvento-finestrella-n-16.html)

Dahlia said...

These are AWESOME!! Thank you for sharing!

Gooseberry Patch said...

Love this idea...we shared it as part of our Christmas Craft Roundup today!

http://bit.ly/GBPcraftychristmas

Kim Carney said...

That is adorable! Thank you for sharing!

Carole said...

What fun! This would be cool made with hearts too.

Melissa said...

I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing it.

Isabel said...

Im making this next year! I love stars!

Brandy said...

This is VERY similar to the one I made and posted a tutorial for in July. I love how it can be customized for many occasions.


http://brandyscrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/summer-3-d-star-wreath.html

Yours turned out great!

Becky said...

So cute, wish I would've found you sooner! However, I think this would look cute with other seasonal papers.

Sharon said...

Very cute! Might use this Christmas (if I remember!).

Ashlyn said...

I am so excited about this! My friend and I are making them for the 4th of July. :)

Barn Owl Primitives said...

so cute! i used your tutorial to create a 4th of July wreath! thanks for the wonderful idea...so fun!! you can check it out at www.facebook.com/barnowlprimitives

all the best,

kristi

BluKatDesign handmade artisan jewelry said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing : )

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Gorgeous! I love that I can use my Silhouette too! Now to get a scorer!! Thanks for the craft idea. I pinned ya!

Kim said...

I love this! I was wondering if you could use scrapbook paper or if it would be to heavy?

thefamilyski said...

Hi ladies! I wanted to let you know I linked back to your tutorial in my first holiday post of the season. Love your ideas! http://wp.me/p1WPm9-U

Bruce said...

Thanks for a great Christmas Decoration blog, found it very informative
Christmas Decoration Ideas

Renisa said...

What a wonderful idea! thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! Renisa

Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

LOVE this! I just stumbled upon it. new follower of your blog!

emalie said...

How does this hang on the door? Guess I am just missing something super simple

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Emalie, I just used the ribbon to hang it from the top of the door. I usually tack the ribbon in the top with a pin or nail, or even use duct tape! :)

Emily said...

hi! I'm doing a wreath roundup on Monday and am going to feature YOU! Hope you can stop by and check it out. Grab a featured button if you want. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

Awesome project! I just wanted to let you know that I featured it yesterday on "You Sew Rock Me Fridays" at my blog Sew Rockin'. Here's the link: http://www.sewrockin.com/2011/12/16/you-sew-rock-me-fridays-9.

Maria Matter said...

love it!!!
Thanks for the tutorial...just what I needed!
Enjoy your weekend!

Nathaly said...

tout a fait magnifique!!! very cute :)

aggaw said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love it and I made it :-)
http://aggaw.blogspot.com/2011/12/mae-marzenie.html

Linda said...

I love these stars and have tried for years to find a pattern. I must thank you and get my crafty hands bussssy. Thank you so much for the ideas too!

Kate said...

I love these! Thanks so much for posting a tutorial. I just linked to your post today at http://crafty-kate.blogspot.com/2012/05/crib-wall.html

Thanks for the inspiration!
Kate

madebymarly said...

I can't get over how much I love these!

Can you use wrapping paper, or were these done on a cardstock-type of paper?

I can't wait to make a ton of these!!!

Denise said...

Gorgeous!

m said...

thanks for the tutorial, this looks great on our front door (and is just right to fit between the strom and the door) and it was so easy! Thanks

Kathi said...

Found this tutorial on Pinterest and have nearly made the wreath as well as some decorations for the tree. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Melissa from On The Rag Mag said...

I love this idea! I shared it on my blog today with a couple of other great DIY wreaths. Thank you so much for the great tutorial.

Cuttysark said...

I love your diy wreath, i hope you don't mind if i pinterest it to my christms decorations board.

Cheers,
Cathy
Christmas Decorations

Teresa Tinoco de Castilla said...

Son ideales, quizás haga una.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

This is so pretty!
Pinned! =)

salem said...

Wonderfull

meggiecat said...

Yes, they're cute! I've got a thing for 3D stars. Thanks for sharing. The flat green stars behind them really are the perfect thing.

Mary said...

What is that "scoring board"? What brand is it? We have been looking all over online and can't find it? Thanks!

Melody Mitchell said...

Please, how do you pin something with no button? Thanks.

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