101 Days of Christmas: Star Garland
source: Mandi Ehman

101 Days of Christmas: Star Garland

How to Make a Paper Star Garland {101 Days of Christmas at lifeyourway.net}

My girls love to make paper garlands out of various shapes, and this star garland is perfect for the holidays!

The key with paper garlands is to make sure that you don’t cut out the edge of your design but rather use it to attach the pieces together. {You could just tape stars together instead, but where’s the fun in that?!).

I’ve included a star template for you to trace, but you could easily just draw half a star by hand (that’s what I did at first). I like the template, though, because I can print it out for the girls so that they can make these by themselves!

How to Make a Paper Star Garland {101 Days of Christmas at lifeyourway.net}

Supplies:

  • paper (I used yellow construction paper)
  • scissors
  • star template (optional)
  • pencil
  • tape

Directions:

Start by cutting your paper in half lengthwise so that you have two long strips.

Fold the paper accordion style. To get four stars from each strip, your folds should be 1.375″ apart. (Or use the star template to measure out the distance.)

Once the paper is folded, hand draw or trace a star on the front piece. Make sure that the points on the end hang slightly off the paper because those will connect the stars together, so you don’t want to cut through them all the way.

Cut out the star and unfold the paper.

Repeat and use tape to attach the sections.

Hang in your window or on your mantle!

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