Paper Stars: How To Make 5 Pointed 3-D

The following tutorial shows how to create a folded paper star that was used in my Fourth of July mantel.  The final star is raised, 3-dimensional, with 5 points. Supplies: Rectangle of Paper (ratio like 8.5 X 11 in but can be smaller or larger)  The small stars in the above 4th of July mantel were a single sheet of 8.5 X 11 inch paper cut in half.  Thick/Cardstock Paper* holds its shape well. Scissors Folding steps: Fold paper in half Take the left hand corner and fold it over to middle of the opposite side (halfway between 1 & … Read more…

Fourth of July Decorations

The 4th of July is right around the corner and I wanted to create some mantel decorations to move into Summer and mark the holiday.  We have had some job/educational changes recently so full blown decorating had to be done on the cheap.  In comes stars and firework paper-craft mantel decorations.  The entire thing was created with 6 sheets of decorative paper (.20 a sheet on sale) and 8 sheets white cardstock (from a giant pack so more around .10 a sheet). $2.00 for the new supplies put this mantel within budget.  I had a few supplies, like super sticky … Read more…