How long do you like to leave your Christmas decorations up for? Today’s DIY idea is from my Cutting Machine Crafts book and it’s very versatile. You can use these 3D paper stars for Christmas, for your New Year’s Eve party, or as transitional pieces after the holidays. So whether you love holiday décor and want to keep it out for as long as possible, or you’re ready to switch it all out before January 1st, I think this project is perfect for you, no matter what you prefer.

I placed my 3D paper stars right above my mantel, but you could hang these anywhere on your living room wall. It’s just easier to pull together a wintery, festive look when you use your mantel as the focal point. As you can see from the pictures below, I kept some winter greens out on the mantel and added a few candles to create a cozy feel. It’s really quite simple and now I’m all set for the rest of the season!

Shine On

Another great thing about these 3D paper stars is that you can use them to add warmth to a room. We chose this particular color for that reason. But you can also create these stars in all different colors for all sorts of seasons, events, or parties.

If you want to craft your own paper stars, you can find this project in my book, Cutting Machine CraftsAltogether, there are 50 DIY projects with instructions and 60 SVG files in the book to help you make seasonal décor, paper flowers, and more. Or, if you’re a member, you can download our starbursts template instead.

These paper stars are a very easy DIY décor project, but of course if you have any questions, I’m always happy to help!

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gold 3D paper stars
3D paper stars on blue wall above mantel with greenery, candles, and small gold vase
Cutting Machine Crafts book by Lia Griffith on top of paper leaves and flowers