Sometimes people feel discouraged to plan a gathering because they are overwhelmed thinking about the process of setting up the event. We totally understand that feeling, which is why we always try to design a great selection of quick and easy craft projects that you can use for your party decor. We designed these foam star party decorations specifically as DIY Fourth of July decorations. But you can easily use our instructions to create stars that fit any party theme.

Star Party Decorations

Shoot for the Stars

Our Americana tissue paper is perfect for your 4th of July crafts. Inside the pack, you’ll find red, white, and blue tissue paper colors along with two patterns—gold stripes and gold stars. We have been using this tissue paper for a lot of our 4th of July decorations, including our firecracker treat boxes, our star piñatas, and our star wreath.

When you’re ready to craft your foam star party decorations for 4th of July, just follow the tutorial below. We linked most of the tools and materials we used, but let us know if you have any questions. Happy 4th!

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How to Make Foam Star Party Decorations

  1. Gather the craft tools and materials listed above. Then download the star template below.
  2. Print the star templates onto white cardstock paper and trim using scissors. Tape the templates together.
  3. Place the large star template on top of the foam; follow the template and cut the foam to shape using the foam carving tools.
  4. Using the large star template, cut out two stars from the star printed tissue paper with your scissors.

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Styling Ideas

If you want to give your star party decorations a glossy look to them, you can paint an extra layer of Mod Podge over the tissue paper after it dries onto the foam. Once you finish your foam stars, you can simply style them on your food table at your outdoor barbecue.

You can also stick some stars in your windowsill for your neighbors to see as they pass your house, or hang them around your front porch. Another clever idea is to use the foam stars as stands for fruit skewers, cake pops, or even some American flags.

Explore More

For another project that combines foam and tissue paper, check out our DIY pineapple wall art. If you are using your star party decorations for Fourth of July, head over to browse the rest of our projects for the occasion. Stay tuned for a star piñata tutorial that you can also use for Fourth of July, and feel free to leave a comment with project suggestions for what you’d like to see next on the site. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily glimpses of what we’re up to, or join our community of creatives on our membership page. Cheers! ~ Lia & Team