101 Days of Christmas: Paper Star Ornaments

How to Fold Paper Stars

I saw this project in Family Fun over the summer with big stars for 4th of the July, and I knew small versions of these paper stars would be perfect ornaments for the wooden tree in our kitchen!

These are easy to make (albeit tedious if you’re making a dozen of them!), and you can easily customize them to match your home or holiday decor.

How to Fold Paper Stars


  • scrapbook paper, cut into 4″x4″ squares
  • scissors
  • double-stick tape
  • hot glue
  • ribbon or string


Fold paper in half diagonally (wrong sides together).

Rotate 90 degrees and fold in half along opposite diagonal.

Fold in half (right sides together).

Rotate 90 degrees and fold in half again.

Cut slits along each of the straight folds, a little less than halfway to the center.

Fold the corners in, lining them up carefully with the diagonal fold.

Overlap the flaps, using glue or double-sided tape to secure the points.

Repeat. Use hot glue to attach the two halves. Add a ribbon for hanging.

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Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.
  • Maja/http://majaistan.blogspot

    Hi Mandi, I´m happy to tell you that I´ve now made my first “star”..oh…our place will be filled of them so thank´s! I´m about to look around here at your place and pick more beautiful ideas ;)

    • Maja/http://majaistan.blogspot

      Oh..forgot to tell you that I posted this link on my blog, I hope that it was ok?

  • Steph Sach

    By “overlap the flaps”, what exactly does that mean? I haven’t been able to figure it out, and I would really love to make these in preparation for Christmas this year.