During the holidays, we shared a post about decorating for a modern holiday. We created a star burst wall art to add some fun DIY drama in a palette of golds. Many of you commented and asked for the tutorial. Our busy holiday schedule pushed this post back, but we decided to make a new star burst for our upcoming Valentine’s Day decor. This time, we are sharing our step-by-step tutorial which you can find below, so you can make this easy art for any occasion in any color palette to suit your room decor. For this project we used three different colors of metallic papers. I personally prefer to work with a text weight rather than a heavier card stock as the cones form smoothly without any forced folds. All of our paper is from paper-papers.com where you can buy small 25-50 sheet packs of each color. For the Valentine’s Day version we used Ruby, Red Lacquer and Juniper. Of course this piece would be gorgeous in any color and even just one color for all of the pieces. For the gold one I used Antique Gold, Pure Gold and Gold Leaf. Have fun with this and add a little burst to your event or home decor. Cheers ~ Lia
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What a great idea! It would be great to see this starburst on a lamp, would you recommend this?
This star burst would not work on a lamp, however we do have this star that can go over a light! https://liagriffith.com/diy-paper-star-window-decoration/
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I’m always concerned with how much should the piece of paper be twisted; is there a certain size (diameter) for the opening? Can I make a line so that all are exact size? Like up so many inches from point and then so many inches from right edge? Please advise…………..Thanks
I didn’t measure the size of the opening. Drawing a line is a good idea if you want them to be exact and if that helps you!
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How do you hang it on the wall?
We like to use Command Hooks (something like this), or you can even hang on a nail or picture hanger.
Just beautiful! I want to make a really large one, how do I know what size and how much paper?I am afraid that I would run out before finishing it…
Thanks Carmella! Since I haven’t made one larger than this I can’t tell you exactly how much paper, but as you’ll see in the tutorial I started with 13 in the center, 16 in the middle, and 20 on the outside. So every layer after that is likely 5-10 more cones. Have fun!
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Ok so I’m attempting to do this starburst wall art thing for an art project for art class and I think that I completely messed up cause mine doesn’t look like anything close to what is in the picture of what it should look like. I messed up so should I completely start over cause in mine half of the first layer is nice and straight and looks right and the the other half I ran out of room for the rest of the petals so I kind of just glued the rest where ever and it doesn’t look good at all. Any tips on what I should do cause the art project is due on March 11?
It might be good to start again. Make sure you glue the petals in a full circle side by side one layer at a time. This will help make it even and uniform.
In step 5 you cut down the paper…to what size?
You should cut down our paper to a square, so the dimensions would be 8.5 X 8.5 🙂 Best of luck!
Love how this came out! I hope I have the patience to do this! Haha
Curious on how you hung it? Did u put it on something else?
I thk it wld look good in a cut out frame maybe??
If you’re worried about not having the time to do it you could always chip away at it over a longer period of time! I’m confident you’ll be able to do it 🙂 To hang it, I attached a piece of twine with hot glue in between the cardboard and the paper cones. Good luck!!
I was curious is this cardstock or just regular paper
I used metallic paper from Paper-Papers brand for this project 🙂
How big do you have to do the cardboard
It all depends on how large you would like your project to be! Mine was about a foot in diameter
gr8 ideas u have!!!!I think of making a black n silver ones for my pink room….
ohh, I would love to see a picture of it when done!!!
Can you tell me where you bought your paper. How big did you cut your paper for the cones?
I bought my paper at Paper-Papers, the colors are listed in the post. I cut mine 8 1/2x 8 1/2″, any size as long as they are square works.
Can you post where you get your paper? How big do you cut your paper.
Hi Zoe, I got the paper from Paper-Papers, the colors I used are listed in the post but they have hundreds to choose from if you prefer something else. I cut excess paper to make a square. Size depends on preference and what size paper you start out with. I used 8 1/2 x 11″ so I cut to make a square (8 1/2 x 8 1/2″)
I just love this I am working on fixing up my brothers house and this would look wonderful over the fireplace both in the livingroom and the family room. The only question I have is where on your website can I find the instructions. I just love all that you share with us thank you so much .
What a nice sister you are! I have included a photo tutorial at the bottom of the post.
Planning on making 2 for either side of the bed wall. I have bought 12 x 12 metallic paper in purple lilac and silver. Is it possible to make it in 6×6 squares and how big would the card circle need to be? Love your web site I’m also going to make the canvas wall hanging with the cut out triangles (half way through cutting them out!)
Of course 6×6 would look great, as for the circle size I would try 8-10″ circle (but it is hard to tell without having made the size myself) Love the idea of having two on either side of the bed!!
So pretty, and your tutorials are very self-explanatory. Do you think this could be made with felt? I have a feeling storage at my house would not be kind to paper…
You might be able to make it with a stiff felt so it will hold shape.
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Absolutely Beautiful!!! I have ordered the paper form your source. I can’t wait to try it. Would you share the colors you used on the gold one??? I love following you and you have soooo many great craft ideas!!! Thank you!
Thank you so much:) For the gold one I used Antique Gold, Pure Gold and Gold Leaf.
Hi Lia, I absolutely love this idea. I am always trying to make different backdrops for dessert tables and this a great option because you can make it in any color you want! You could even use more than one in different sizes. Although I do have a love hate relationship with hot glue guns 🙂
Girl, you need a glue gun with low temperature option. That is the trick to not burn yourself:)
Wow – looks magnificent -)
Thank you!! Big impact for not that much work:)
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do you think you could use that mesh fabric people are using now for wreaths it comes on rolls and is very flexible. ???? I saw an angel on the door made with this cone idea and it was pretty large, with a 5 inch Styrofoam head, have you ever seen this pattern???
Sure why not! Fun stuff.
Je m’émerveille tous les matins devant vos réalisations !
Merci pour ce partage !Thank You
And Happy new Year!!
Thank you, that is so sweet of you to say! Happy New Year!
These pretty Lia,thank’s for showing us how to do it,,,,Thank’s
Enjoy:) I love mine, such a happy burst of color
This is very cool. I saw one made from an old book and wondered how to do it. You have really offered some wonderful crafts for me to make. Thank you.
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So pretty! What colors did you use for the gold star?
For the gold one I used Antique Gold, Pure Gold and Gold Leaf.